Welcome back and I hope you have all had a fun and relaxing Summer holiday and are ready to hit the ground running in Year 3! We have an exciting year ahead, full of lots of interesting and new things to learn.
PE days will be Monday and Thursday, but unlike last year, please come to school in your school uniform and we will change into our PE uniform for the lesson. PE uniform can be brought into school and left on your child’s peg for the half term and consists of a plain white polo shirt/t-shirt, black shorts, black leggings or plain black tracksuit bottoms. trainers/pumps and a red fleece/jumper/cardigan for outdoor PE.
Reading books will be changed on Monday and Thursday. It would be helpful if you would encourage your child to read at home daily for ten minutes throughout the year.
Please come back to our class page regularly for updates about your child’s learning and if you need to contact me, please press the button on the right and start your message FAO Mrs Drysdale. Alternatively, contact the office and leave a message and I will get back to you ASAP.
In Year 3 this half term, we will be reading Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. Using this text we will be writing an narrative text creating an alternative version. We will be looking at the different features of a narrative text and discussing the technical vocabulary we will be using. Additionally, the children will be introduced to paragraphs, as a way of grouping material in their writing.
Throughout school we are always consolidating our prior knowledge. Our unit this half term is numbers to 1000. We will also continue our learning around addition and subtraction using column method and renaming. As always, times tables are an important part of fluency as we head towards the Statutory Multiplication Check in Year 4 and time tables will be practised often in class. Additionally, why not practise on TT Rockstars and challenge yourself and friends?
Our unit this term is Plants. We will be investigating the different parts of a plant and their function. How and what plants need to grow, pollination and fertilisation. Additionally, the life cycle of a plant and how water is transported in plants.
During the first half term, we will be looking at the topic Called by God. We will learn about the stories of the Old Testament Prophets and what it means to be called by God (3.1) Additionally, we will also be learning about the festival of Harvest. We will further explore the meaning and purpose of Harvest Festival celebrations, building on our knowledge from KS1. Children will also learn about the Jewish Festival of Sukkot. Working towards the end of Autumn term, we will be learning about Christmas: God with us. We will reflect on how Christmas is a celebration of God’s presence with us 2000 years ago and now.
During this term in Year 3 we will be asking the question, ‘Would you rather live in the Stone Age or the Iron Age?’ We will be exploring the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age, through to the Iron Age and ending with the Roman invasion under Claudius, which marked the end of the Iron Age. This will also incorporate the Art, Design and Technology curriculum.
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