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Year 3

 

A big welcome to Year 3. 

There are two classes in year 3. 

3PE with days with Miss Pearce, Mrs Everett and Mrs Kay.

3LP with Miss Passey and Miss Evans 

 

A big hello and welcome back from all the staff in Year 3. We hope you all had a lovely summer break.

Year 3 is a busy year with a very full timetable and there are many things that you can do to help your child to make sure they are making the most of every opportunity.

 

Our topic for this term is “The Stone Age”. The focus of our learning is History, but it will also include a variety of engaging curriculum areas. If your child does anything at home that supports their topic, please send it in, as it’s always lovely to celebrate children’s enthusiasm for learning!

 

For regular updates about what happens in our classes, please check the school website and follow our class Twitter pages below. 

 

3PE - @G_M_P_SClass3PE

 3LP - @G_M_P_SClass3LP

 

 

 

Autumn Term

 

Maths

 

In maths we will continue to do ‘Early Bird Maths’ every morning which will focus on key skills. This term, our focus will be on place value and number. Later in the term we shall move onto formal methods of the four operations.   

 

We will also be exploring and developing our understating of the times tables.

 

English

To begin the year, we shall use a quality picture book to help explore and express our emotions through writing. Throughout the term, we will be focusing on different quality texts that link with our ‘Stone Age’ topic. We will also explore a range of poetry and poetic devices. We encourage you to share our love of reading with your children as this is something we will be doing on a daily basis.

 

Science

 

As scientists we begin this year looking at Forces and Magnets and then explore Rocks and Soils, including the formation of fossils. We will be doing a range of scientific enquiry and practical investigations to support our learning.

 

History

Our topic this term is The Stone Age and we will learn how early humans lived, how their houses were built, the tools they used and look at some of the archaeological sites that help us to understand what life was like back then.

 

Art/DT

 

Time will be spent on enhancing our Stone Age project. We will be looking at different techniques to create projects including making a woolly mammoth, cave paintings and learn to sew.

 

PSHE

Our value is Generosity & Support and we will also be following the Jigsaw scheme. We will be checking in with the children regularly and having discussions on how to support our mental health.  

 

PE

 

This half term, we will be developing our fundamental skills and ball skills. Later on in the term, we will move onto yoga and football. PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

REThis term we will focus on Christianity and the Bible in the lead up to Christmas.

 

 

 Additional Information

PE KIT

 

 

Indoor P.E lessons are on a Tuesday and Outdoor games lessons are on Wednesday.

 

Please make sure your child comes into school wearing the full P.E kit. This should include:  White T- shirt, bottle green/black shorts, suitable trainers/pumps, warm green/black jogging bottoms. An optional black school hoody can be worn on P.E days.  

Remember

 

 

A named water bottle, reading record and a healthy snack.

 

 

Homework

 

Reading

 

 

Reading books will be checked daily. We ask that your child’s schoolbook is read at home every night with a written comment made in the Reading Record. Please ensure this is a meaningful comment to show that they have understood what they have read.

 

Reading is part of their weekly homework and should be a focused 10-15 mins each day if possible.

 

 

Spellings

 

Spelling lists will be set and tested on a Monday. Please support your child in learning the words that they bring home.

 

Maths

Maths homework will be set weekly and aim to support and embed key skills taught throughout the year. This will be set on a Friday and be completed and returned by the following Thursday.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Miss L Passey, Miss A Pearce & Mrs Everett

Mrs J Kay & Miss M Evans

Times Table Rockstars

All children have log in details for Times Tables Rock Stars. We would like them to play on the site as often as possible. They don't have to play for long, little and often sometimes works best. We will be choosing a Rock Star of the week in each class for children who have made the most effort/progress across the week, and will sometimes have "battles" where classes play each other.

 

Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)