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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

 

3CC

Mrs Cain and Miss Cropper

  

 

3JH

Miss James and Mrs Hodgson

 

 

3T

and Miss Timbrell

 

 

Spring 1

Welcome back Year 3! We hope you had a lovely break and are ready to start our new term and our new focus around Rocks!

  • Maths-  Multiplication, division, length and perimeter
  • English- Performance poetry, Journalistic writing around mountain rescue and explanation texts around how fossils are formed.
  • Science- Children will be learning about Rocks!
  • History- Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • Geography- Naming and locating geographical regions, identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (mountains and hills) and looking at physical geography, mountains, hills and coasts with links to rocks.
  • RE- Our big question is "Why is the Bible important for Christians?" continuing from last half term.
  • PSHE- Making friends online and computer safety.
  • Art- Fossil Art
  • ICT- Continuing with our Scratch work and then creating a code with Kodu
  • We will also be starting our Forest School every Wednesday!

 

Autumn 2

We are looking forward to starting some new topics this half term and to start practising our Christmas concert in the run up to Christmas.

  • Maths-  The four operations - addtion, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • English- Narrative writing around “funny bones” and non-ficition body books.
  • Science- Children will be learning about animals (including humans) and their skeletons and muscles.
  • History- Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • Geography- Continuing our rivers topic, focusing on our local river the Mersey River.
  • RE- Our big question is “What do different people believe about God?' and "Why is the Bible important for Christians?"
  • PSHE- Positive, healthy relationships; Anti-bullying; Friendships
  • Art- Skeleton Art and using natural materials.
  • ICT- Programming a game (Skratch)
  • We will also be having two DT days this half term to complete one of our three DT projects!

 

Autumn 1

All of the children have made a great start to the Autumn Term. We have already begun learning about our new topics. These include:

  • Maths- Place value and addition and subtraction
  • English- Narrative writing around “Stone Age Boy” and non-chronological reports about ourselves.
  • Science- Children will be learning about forces and magnets and completing science experiences using toy cars and magnets!
  • History- Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • Geography- Looking at rivers, focusing on our local river the Mersey River.
  • RE- Our big question is “What do different people believe about God?'
  • PSHE- E-safety and managing and recognising feelings.
  • Art- Developing skills of painting and sketching looking at cave paintings and Stonehenge. 
  • ICT- Composing emails and e-safety

 

 

 

Key Days and Information

 

Children need to come to school in the correct PE kit. Please make sure children bring warm clothes for the cold weather when necessary. A change of footwear is recommended for when the grass is wet.

PE 

3CC - Monday and Friday

3JH - Monday and Friday

3T - Monday and Friday

These days may change during the year but we will send notification out when this is going to happen. 

 

Homework will be set on a Monday to be completed by the following Monday.  Children can return their Homework Books any day between being handed out and the following Monday.

 

Children can change their reading books twice a week in Year 3. Children reading longer books may keep them until finished. 

 

Library Days

3CC - Tuesday

3JH - Tuesday and Friday

3T - Monday

 

 

Could you please return any school books found at home.

 

We are really enjoying working with you and your children.

 

Thank you.

Kind regards

Miss James, Mrs Hodgson, Miss Cropper, Mrs Cain and Miss Timbrell

Learning At Home

 

Learn about the Human Body

Hey Year 3 - turn on the Subtitles by clicking the cog. This way you can "magpie" great sentences for your introduction!

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