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 TERM 2
In English we are using the story of St George and the dragon to look at developing a strong story structure and thinking of ways we can link our ideas between sentences and also paragraphs. We will be looking at what makes a good character description. Through this, we will develop written work which will be full of adjectives and powerful verbs to make the reader really interested. Hopefully, ‘everything will be awesome’ with our writing by the end of this unit of work.
In Maths, we are doing a unit of work called ‘Snakes and Adder’ in order to revise our knowledge of addition and subtraction followed by multiple Madness to practise our multiplication and division skills. We will be learning new methods such as column addition, decomposition, short multiplication and division We will apply this knowledge to our problem solving activities.
Science this term is called ‘Can you see me’ We will be investigating how light travels, shadows form and how we see using our minion friends and their goggles.
Year 3, in Geography are studying Great Britain. We will begin by learning about the countries , cities and rivers etc. We will make comparisons with other places in the world..
Art will be based around Great Britain and landscapes
In Religious Education we will be focusing on festival and how Christians and other religions celebrate occasions which have importance in their faith. We will use the knowledge we gain from our reading to discuss how people respond to the values and messages within these festivals.
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.