Welcome to Year 3 :
Teacher: Miss Robinson /Mrs Conroy (Assistant Head)
Teaching Assistant: Miss Outram
This half term we have lots of exciting things happening and learning opportunities. We look forward to another great term at CCA.
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.
Our Big curriculum question: How has the world around us shaped us as communities?
When we first returned to school we began a unit to help with our well being and Mental Health after having such a long time away from our normal routine and our classmates. We worked on understanding emotions and ways to process them during these difficult times. This unit was based on the Disney film ‘Inside Out’ which sees characters who are responsible for each emotion we feel. The children were able to share their ideas and feelings about these emotions and liken them to their own lives and experiences.
Who were the Hunter Gathers?
Our topic this term follows the beginning of the prehistoric era of Early Man, we are learning about the stone age people and how they lived and adapted to life on out planet. We have already made a great start on this so far looking at chronological times when they were alive, how they lived and what they survived on for food.
Here is a Link to our knowledge Organiser this half term.
Here is a link to our Topic Project homework:
Maths: We have started our term by learning about our Place value knowledge and recapping key learning targets we may have missed at the end of year 2. We have been focusing on understanding numbers up to 3 digits and ordering and sequencing them correctly. We are beginning to understand 10 and 100 more than a number and can solve problems using these facts. We will then be moving on to Addition and Subtraction of numbers up to 3 digits. We will learn different methods to help us count and add numbers in the best way.
English: We began this term by watching a story called ‘Something Fishy’ set in an underwater magical world inside an ordinary object. We worked hard to read and answer comprehension questions based on a written version of this and then began to plan and write our own story using similar themes. We are trying hard to ensure our basic grammar and targets from year 2 are embedded and beginning to introduce year 3 targets. We will also be basing our next unit on the text ‘Giraffes can’t Dance’ by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker Rees.
Science: We have started this term by looking at Rocks and Soils. The children have been very interested in learning about the different types of rocks and where they originate from. We have been surprised by how many different objects we use are from volcanic rock!
Reading: In year 3 the children are beginning the KS2 accelerated reading programme. All the children have been tested and given a level appropriate to their ability. They are able to read a book and complete a mini test to earn points and add to our class word count. Please keep returning these books we have had a great response so far and I am sure we will be on the leader board soon!
RE: This half term in RE we are learning about the Creation story from ‘Understanding Christianity’. The children have been very creative and been able to retell this story and understand the meanings behind this.
Library books are changed each Mon/Wed
PE is every Thursday afternoon (Please remember under our new Covid risk assessment your child needs to attend school in their PE kit on this day)
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