I would like to start by saying thank you to the families of Oak class for their support this term. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the children and am incredibly proud of how far each and every one of them have come since September.
Next term, we will be focusing on a new History topic, we will be exploring the Shang Dynasty. Ancient China is an interesting and magical period that will take us on a journey through culture and social structures of a world much different to our own. Please take a look at the link here to support the children at home if they have any questions. Shang Dynasty - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize
We will continue our exploration of China and the ancient stories in our English lessons. Chinese New Year will fall on the 22nd January 2023 and our writing unit will be based around the story of The Great Race. The Great Race is a traditional tale within Chinese culture, it tells the story of how the 12 Zodiac signs were chosen and in what order. We will use this story to learn about using paragraphs in our writing to ‘action the story on’. This means using a new paragraph for the next part of the story. We will continue using fronted adverbials and coordinating conjunctions learnt from the Autumn term to help us structure each sentence.
In science we will be exploring sound! This is a really interesting subject for the children and we will investigate how sounds travel to our ears. Sound - KS2 Science - BBC Bitesize
Next term, the children will begin art lessons again each week after a fun half-term of Design and Technology. We will continue with French once a week as well as a singing lesson each week.
The children will be learning about Islam in RE and will be working around the question: How do festivals and worship show what matters to a Muslim? Here are some of the Key words we will explore in our first lesson. Muslim, Islam, fasting, worship, mosque, submission, self-control, harmony, Qur’an and peace.
The children will continue to take home spellings that we will use in our spelling lessons each week. We will also continue encouraging the children to read their school reading book a minimum of 3 times a week to ensure the progress in their reading skills.
Again, thank you for your support this term, it is a pleasure and a privilege to be the teacher of Oak Class. I hope you all have a restful break and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
Welcome to the class blog for Year 3 - Oak Class at Chagford Primary School