Welcome to Year 3!
This year our teachers are Miss Golding and Miss Hamer. Mrs Shaw, Mrs Matthews and Mrs Hadley will also be working with us to support both classes.
Meet the Flintstones
During this topic, we will focus on the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and explore how life was different for people compared to today. In order to find out more about these times in history, we will look at different sources and evaluate how reliable they are. We will learn more about what was invented during these eras, how houses were built and what life was like by completing our own research and presenting it in a variety of ways.
Useful websites for our topic:
In English this half term, we will be writing adventure stories set in the Stone Age and reading 'Stig of the Dump' by Clive King.
Throughout our units this term, we will have the opportunity to write and improve our work to create quality and well-planned pieces of writing. In addition, we will be working on how to use different types of sentences, openers, punctuation and vocabulary within our writing to create different effects, thinking carefully about the audience and purpose. We will learn and practise our spellings, using different strategies, as well as develop our handwriting joins.
We will have the opportunity to read different text types during English lessons, Thematic lessons and guided reading sessions.
Please continue to listen to your child read on a regular basis and include any comments in their reading record books. Encouraging your child to discuss the book really helps to develop their understanding further.
Within our maths lessons, we will be working on developing and maintaining written and mental strategies for the four main operations. We will also develop our problem solving and reasoning skills involving place value, number sequences, fractions, money and rounding and estimating.
Alongside work based around numbers, we will also learn about properties of 2D and 3D shapes and how to interpret data from different types of graphs.
Please remember to ask the office for a copy of our Calculation Policy or see the attachment below.
Indoor PE will take place on a Thursday and outdoor PE will take place on a Friday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit for both indoor and outdoor PE. Some year 3 children will also be joining year 4 for swimming on a Friday afternoon.