Welcome to Gandhi class!
Welcome to TERM 2!
We hope you had a great half term and are ready for the term ahead!
This year our class is named 'Gandhi' class.
Mohandas Gandhi lived in India 100 years ago. He fought against the British rule of his country as he wanted India to rule itself. Gandhi didn't believe in fighting, he believed protests could be demonstrated peacefully and showed others how these actions could work.
There are many famous quotes from Gandhi that people still reflect on today.
This one is displayed on our classroom door.
Be the change you want
to see in the world
Mahatma (which means 'great soul') Gandhi
This term we are exploring the topic
Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all technology and try to forget the modern world. Imagine this place 5000 years ago. What would you have seen?
Head back to prehistoric times (it’s a long time ago) to gather berries and hunt down dinner. Unearth ancient objects and visit astonishing mystical monuments that reveal the secrets of an ancient time.
Learn how the people of Britain developed over thousands of years, from the Stone Age to the Roman invasion.
Work as a tribe to build a seasonal monument to celebrate the coming of spring. Then sit quietly and reflect, waiting for the sunrise.
What tribal tales will you have to tell?
During our topic we will explore a range of texts including information books, adventure narrative, fact files, letters and poetry using similes and metaphors . With each genre we will identify its features and learn to use them effectively to create our own texts.
Our guided reading text this term is the fantastic 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura. Through reading this great Stone Age tale we will be developing our reading skills. VIPERS (vocabulary, inference, predictions, explanations, retrieval and sequencing and summarising will be part of each lesson. We will also be learning lots about the Stone Age period as we read!
During our second term we will be completing our learning in the topic of addition and subtraction and moving on to learning new multiplication and division facts and strategies.
Year 3 will be learning the following:
Addition and subtraction: Recapping understanding of 2 digit numbers and moving on to 3 digit numbers, exploring fact families and using the inverse operation.
Multiplication and division: To multiply equal groups. To learn to multiply and divide by 3, 4 and 8.
Year 4 will be learning the following:
Addition and subtraction: Recapping understanding of 3 digit numbers and moving on to 4 digit numbers, exploring fact families and using the inverse operation.
Multiplication and division: To learn to multiply and divide by 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12. To multiply and divide by 1, 10, 100 and 0. To learn to multiply 3 numbers.
If you have any questions or queries at any point during this term, please do not hesitate to email the office and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Mrs File, Miss Westlake, Miss Morrison and Miss McLoughlin