Welcome to Year 3 :  A Place to Thrive – Teacher – Miss Redgrave

 

Welcome back to the start of another exciting term in Year 3. It was wonderful to see the children on the first Monday back and they have all made a great start to the term.

Below is an overview of the learning we are focusing on this term. As always, if you have any questions about this, or anything else for that matter, please do not hesitate to ask.

AUTUMN 1

 

  In English we are using the film ICE AGE to discuss character and plot. We will develop our descriptive writing skills by expanding nouns and using a range of conjunctions. We will write instructions for making a Diego, be Sid for a day and compose his diary and create a WANTED POSTER for Scrat. We will then look at factual writing generating a non-chronological report on a prehistoric creature that we design.

We will  keep talking to the minions in year 3 and explain how we learn.

 

In Maths, we will work on place value – solving problems involving partitioning, adding and subtracting multiples of 10 and roman numerals.

Science this term is called ” The Land  Time forgot” We will be investigating rocks and soil and explaining to Dennis our dinosaur all about fossil formation.

In History we  will  study prehistoric Britain. We will investigate Stone Age man. How he lived, the communities he developed. We will explain how the climate influenced the hunter gatherer lifestyle.

Art will be based on drawing skills. We will learn about line, shape and tone – we will develop cave style drawings and then in the next term look at printing and making our own cave paintings.

In Religious Education we will be focusing on creation. We will look at the development of our planet and God’s kingdom. We will study “the fall” and its significance to Christians.

At home, please continue to read as often as possible with your children. After all, reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Also, please practise times tables with your child as much as you can as children need to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10x tables by the end of year 3. They are expected to know them all by the end of Year 4 so it is vital they get as far as they can with this before they leave Y3.

I will send home spellings every week for our weekly test and children are encouraged to take as much maths facts passport homework home as they wish each week. The more they practise their maths skills, the more progress they will make.

PE – Our PE day is Friday. All children need a PE kit in school – It helps if all items and pump bags are named.

Finally, can I just take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support?

Miss Redgrave