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Learning for life with Jesus

Year 3

Year 3

Mr Hall

 

Hi all, 

 

I hope you have had a fantastic summer break - it seems to have flown by. 

 

Welcome back to school! Both myself and Mrs Bowcock are so looking forward to being with you all and learning lots of new things together!

 

If you have any additional questions, please catch me at the end of the day or arrange an appointment through the office.

 

You can also contact me through the class email: year3@st-thomas-kidsgrove.staffs.sch.uk 

Thanks 

Mr Hall

 

Curriculum Overview

Weekly Timetable

What are we learning this term?

This term, in History we are going to be learning about the Potteries and why it is that Stoke-on-Trent is known as the Potteries. This will include looking at key figures that drove our pottery industry, looking at the landscapes of Stoke-on-Trent and how pottery influenced this and finally exploring ways in which our culture has been defined and shaped by the pottery industry.

 

In Art, we will be thinking more deeply about what a piece of artwork can tell us. We will we looking at various artists and exploring their thinking and intentions behind their work.

 

In Science, we will be exploring how our bodies work and ways in which we can keep our bodies healthy.

 

 

Writing

 

Biography Writing

We will begin by finding out about the life of Mary Clarice Cliff and writing about her life and her influence in the pottery industry. 


Instruction writing

We will then write a set of instructions, the topic of which will be decided in regards to the direction of our topic and the children at the time.

 

Reference Text

We will draw on the work of various scientists to produce a piece of work surrounding the human skeleton.

 

Poetry

Finally, we will be exploring the key features and patterns of a Haiku poem to produce our own final piece.

 

Reading

We will be focusing on the 'VIPERS' skill of explaining. We will look at the layout and features of different fiction and non-fiction texts and consider how effective the layout is for the reader. We will also explain how we know who the audience is and how a text could be improved to suit their needs and interests.

 

Our class text this term will be "The Twits" by Roald Dahl.

           

Spelling

The spelling rules we are working on are;

 

  • Adding ing
  • Adding ing - doubling the consonant
  • Adding ing - removing e
  • Words ending in le, able, ible, dle, gle and cle.

 

Tricky words to spell:

 Names of bones

 sentence, address, answer, appear, arrive, different, disappear, difficult.

 

Maths

Our first block of learning focuses on place value. We will do this by:

 

  • Place value for numbers to 1000
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division

 

Our smaller steps to do this will be based around:

  • Place Value: Looking at numbers to 100, including exploring tens and ones.
  • Place Value: Looking at numbers to 1000, including place value, ordering and comparing
  • Place Value: Counting in 50s.
  • Addition and subtraction: Adding and subtracting 1 digit numbers from 2 and 3 digit numbers
  • Addition and subtraction: Adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers from 3 digit numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction: Adding and subtracting 100s and spotting patterns.
  • Addition and subtraction: Adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers from 2 digit numbers
  • Multiplication and division: Introducing the multiplication symbol, making equal groups and arrays.
  • Multiplication and division: Looking at our 2 and 5 timetables and sharing and grouping equal groups
  • Multiplication and division: Dividing by 2, 5 and 10
  • Multiplication and division: Looking at the 3 timetables, multiplying and dividing by 3.

 

Wider curriculum

Science

Our new topic for this term in science is called, "How might we keep our bodies healthy?". This will explore the ways in which our body works and what we can do to make sure we are staying healthy and looking after ourselves.

 

 R.E.

We will focus on 'What is the trinity?" We will be exploring the 3 areas of the trinity, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.

 

Art and D&T

In Art, we will be thinking more deeply about what a piece of artwork can tell us. We will we looking at various artists and exploring their thinking and intentions behind their work.

   

PE

Sessions will take place on both a  Wednesday and Thursday  – make sure you come to school in your kit!

 

Additional Information

Reading, spelling shed and TimeTable Rockstar should be completed 4-5 times a week.

 

 

 

 

Useful Links

Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)  

EdShed 

Play Guardians Maths Game | Primary Games | Fun Online Games for Kids | BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

KS2 maths - Topmarks Search

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