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Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 2021 - 2022

Maple Class Teacher: Mrs Penny

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Black, Mrs Carter, Mrs Miller

Walnut Class: Miss Wheeler, Miss Newth

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Carter

What will we be learning this term?

Our Learning Challenge Question this term is 'Did people really live in caves?' This History topic will explore what life was like in the Stone Age including diet, houses, communication and tools. We will look at key changes and developments within the Stone Age e.g. hunter-gatherers to early farming and nomadic scavengers to early settlements. We will have a visit from a Stone Age expert to explore this period in more detail.

In English, the children will be studying the text ‘The Sone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura. We will be focusing on key Year 3 writing skills including writing a character description and demarcating speech. In reading we will be practising drawing inferences from texts and summarising main ideas.

In Science, the children will investigate what plants need to grow well. Experiments will focus on considering what evidence needs to be collected, making careful measurements, considering how good the evidence is and using results to draw conclusions. Work in this unit also offers opportunities for children to relate their knowledge about the growth of plants to everyday contexts.

Homework

Reading – Children are expected to read at home 5 times a week. This should be recorded in their reading diaries by an adult. Reading books are changed on a Monday each week.

Spelling

Spellings will be sent home every week on a Tuesday. Children need to follow the 'look, cover, write, check' method each day, 5 days a week. These sheets will be due in the following Monday, ready for their test.

Maths

We will be focussing on Year 3 learning objectives including fractions, column addition and subtraction.

P.E.

PE days this term are still Thursday (outdoor PE) and Monday (indoor PE). Children need to come into school wearing their PE kit – house coloured t-shirt, black or blue shorts/joggers, a warm jumper/hoodie and trainers - on these days. Please make sure all PE kit is labelled with your child’s name. On Thursdays, please ensure the children are dressed for the colder weather, with joggers a hoodie/jumper and a waterproof coat. Please provide earring tape if your child's earrings cannot be removed.

These are our focus values for this term –

Each week we will be learning more about what each of these values mean and celebrating children who demonstrate them. We would appreciate your support with reinforcing this at home.


Useful links

Class Dojo Times Tables Rockstars - https://ttrockstars.com/

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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting term!


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