What a fantastic start our new year 3 children have had!
It is always such an incredible experience when you get to be with your class in these first few weeks and begin to take them on their learning journey for the year.
Over this term we have some super topics to focus on. The fabulous Ancient Greeks is our first block of learning which contains lots of wonderful stories to explore and facts to learn. I'm sure it will set us up for an exciting beginning to the term.
Their behaviour has been impeccable and parents should be feeling very proud.
They are such a 'brilliant bunch' and I know they will grow in their learning and skills as the year progresses. Keep it up year 3!
If you have any additional questions, please catch me at the end of the day or arrange an appointment through the office.
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What are we learning this term?
This term we will be creating, telling and writing stories. This will include us:
Planning and telling stories varying our voice and intonation to create effects and sustain interest. Plan & write familiar whole stories altering & describing characters or setting. Use a structured sequence of events in paragraphs. Use complete sentences in 3rd person and past tense. Use story language, dialogue & “” .
Identify common features and themes in different types of traditional story: fables, myths, legends, fairy and folk tales.
We will be finding out about the life of Alexander the Great and writing about him in a biographical form.
We will write a set of instructions based around our key DT task on making storyboards.
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.
The spelling rules we are working on are;
- Homophones and near homophones: to/two/ too, there/their/ they're, no/know, not/knot, meddle/medal, grate/ great, heel/heal, missed/mist, scene/seen, weather/whether, whose/who's,accept/except, affect/effect, brake/break, fair/fare.
Tricky words to spell:
remember, address, answer, appear, arrive, different, disappear, difficult, famous, group, important, strange
Our first block of learning focuses on measurement. We will do this by:
- Number: Place Value
- Number: Addition and Subtraction
- Number: Multiplication and Division
Our smaller steps to do this will be based around:
- Representing numbers to 100
- Tens and ones using addition
- Representing numbers to 1000
- Using an number line to 1000
- Finding 1,10,100 more than a number
- Comparing and ordering objects and numbers up to 1000
- Counting in 50s
Our new topic for this term in science is called, 'The Power of Force.' We will be exploring the use of forces and how they can help or hinder us. We will be experimenting with the force gravity and testing different springs for their power.
After half-term, we will explore the topic of our 'amazing bodies'- looking at keeping healthy and what are the functions of some of main organs.
We will focus on 'The Trinity.' We will explore what God is like, listen to Bible stories and explore what it means for us today.
We will be studying some of the fantastic work of the 'Ancient Greeks' and producing work in their style through a variety of media. Later on we will be exploring the topic of 'Indian Art'.
Our violin lessons begin to take place at the start of the autumn term. Mrs Hollinshurst (who is an excellent violinist) will be joining the children on a Tuesday morning to take them on their very own musical journey.
We will be planning, making and evaluating different types of storyboards.
Reading, spelling shed and TimeTable Rockstar should be completed 4-5 times a week.
PE will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons – make sure you come to school in your kit!
Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)
Play Guardians Maths Game | Primary Games | Fun Online Games for Kids | BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize
KS2 maths - Topmarks Search