Welcome to Year 3!
Mrs Harris and Mrs Dunn - Class Teachers
Mrs Taylor-Reed -HLTA
Miss Keeble - LSA
Autumn Term 2019
This half term, we will be writing descriptions and recount newspapers,based on Satoshi Kitamura 'Stone Age Boy'. Our focus will be to write more extended pieces of work, using a range of rich and varied vocabulary and detailed paragraphs. We will continue to improve our writing with the use of co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions (if, so, when, although, because) and prepositions (inside, above, around, on) to extend our sentences. We have high expectations of handwriting and presentation, the children have started with great enthusiasm, we know this will continue throughout year 3.
Thank you for all the effort of lots of home reading, it really does have a positive impact on everything in the classroom. Our class books are Roald Dahl's 'Matilda' and Anne Fine 'Diary of a Killer Cat'. This term we will continue to make predictions, summarise texts and infer characters thoughts and feelings. Continuous reading really helps their development, by improving their overall literacy skills, general knowledge and absolute love of reading.
Children will be having a weekly spelling test, which will be done on a Monday. Children will re visit words from the Year 2 and the Year 3 and 4 Spelling word list. Please encourage children to practise these at home as this will help greatly with their writing.
This half term, we will be working on place value and number. As always, we are still working on our times tables. You can practise at home, especially on Times Table Rockstars. By the end of Year 3 children should know fluently their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 times tables. In maths, we try and encourage the children to draw out their strategies.
This half term, we will be developing our History, ICT, Music, D & T and Art skills. Our theme is based around 'The Stone Age'.
In Science, our topic is 'It's Alive!' We will be learning about all living and non -living things and grouping them by observable features. Our little Scientists, will be using their questioning and predicting skills; planning and conducting experiments; processing and analysing data and information; and evaluating and communicating.
We have PE on Wednesday and Friday. Please remember to have a full kit for these days and no earrings are to be worn. Thank you.
Homework - History
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