On this page, you will be able to discover what your child has been and will be learning in class. We hope you enjoy and share these experiences with your child.
We are happy to be starting school as normal as possible after a very tough two years!
In writing this term, the topics are Narratives and Information Texts. The children will explore the key features of these before writing their own. They will include Year 3 writing standards such as: simple, compound and complex sentences, character and setting description, paragraphs and headings.
Grammar is taught weekly focusing on sentence structure, identifying and using conjunctions, adverbs, prepositions, inverted commas, present perfect tense in their writing.
Guided Reading is taught weekly and this term the children will complete their work based on a narrative text and a non-fiction text.. They will answer a variety of questions about the text to develop their comprehension.
In maths, the children will follow the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This term the children will learn:
Arithmetic is taught alternatively each week which focuses on the four operations: column addition, column subtraction, column multiplication and bus stop method for division.
The topic for this term is ‘The Stone Age’. We will explore what it would have been like to live during this part of history with a deep focus on food and comparing this to the Iron Age. We look into how Stone Age people lived and delve into Stonehenge.
The children will use their DT skills to create their own Stone Age necklaces and create beads from their knowledge of 3D shapes in maths.
The children will look at pulse and rhythm using the song ‘Three Little Birds’. They will use African drums to create their own rhythms and learn to play the glockenspiel along with the song.
We look at the sculpture artist Alberto Giacometti who was inspired by Stone Age paintings. The children will research the artist, design their own sculpture and create their own.
The children will look at programming in two units: ‘We are programmer’ and ‘We are bug fixers’.
In the first half term we will be learning vocabulary for greetings, numbers and ages to 10 and days of the week. In the second half term we will learn numbers to 11 to 20, classroom instructions and some vocabulary for Christmas.
PE is taught twice a week. This term, the children will focus on Outdoor Adventure Activities and Invasion Games. They will learn the skills and play small matches to focus on teamwork. They will also develop map reading and communication skills.
They will also be taught different skills to help with different sports including ball skills, balance and core strength.
All Homework will be given out on a Friday and due back in on a Thursday. If your child has not completed their homework by this date, they will do it in Homework Club at break time.
Weekly spellings will also be given out on a Friday and their spelling test will take place on Thursday.
Every week your child will be given a times table Maths homework to complete on Times Table Rockstars.
Each week your child will be given either a Maths or a Writing based homework; these will alternate.