Willow Newsletter Term 3 – ‘Viva America!’

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Dear Parents,

In term 3, Willow class are learning about America in our topic called ‘Viva America’!  We will be looking at both North and South America in turn in literacy.  We will be looking at the Geography of the Americas as well as some American history.  In music, we will look to use the percussion instruments to create pieces of music.  In art we will be looking at perspective drawing.

Home Learning

Please bring in your projects throughout term 3!

Projects on current news – politics, weather, sport – electronic or written; write a newspaper about the current news; art pieces.

Reading Please read with your child regularly, even if it is just one page.  Their books and reading records need to be in everyday for 1:1 reading.  You may like to add a positive or helpful comment in the reading diary but please acknowledge the fact that the book has been read by signing and dating in the comments book.  Your child will be working towards a reward in class for reading 3 times a week.
Spellings We will be sending home weekly spelling investigations.  They will bring home activities to complete linked to the pattern that they are learning. The homework will be sent out on a Friday and due in the following Friday. This learning will be followed up during literacy lesson and through discrete spelling sessions.
Mathematics Maths homework will be sent out on a Friday and will be due in the following Friday. This should be completed in the children’s Maths Homework book.
Grammar and Punctuation Grammar and Punctuation practice will be sent home on a fortnightly basis (also on a Friday) children will have 2 weeks to complete this task.

Helping to enrich our topics

If anyone has any experience or items that may help us with any of the work above that we could hear about or borrow, they would be gratefully received.  If there are any artefacts from North and South America that the children can bring in from home, they are welcome to share them.


Please can you make sure your child brings in a water bottle each day with fresh water.

PE – Our PE lesson is on a Thursday, it is essential that children have their PE kits in school on these days.

Forest School  is on Wednesdays, please make sure kit is in this term.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Axell

Useful websites during this topic

Viva America! – Learning Map