Year 3

Mrs Drysdale

Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome to the Year 3 class page! Here you will find everything you need to support your child’s learning.

PE days are now Tuesday and Thursday, please continue to 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.

Spellings are sent home every Friday for your child to practise throughout the week as homework. Spelling assessments will take place every Friday.

Reading books will be changed as frequently as your child reads them. They have the opportunity to change them at the end of every school day. It would be greatly beneficial to your child if you 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.

What are we learning?

In English…

We are reading the book ‘The Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura. During the first half term, we will be recapping on using expanded noun phrase and using past tense. Additionally, we will be learning about using ‘a’ and ‘an’ and apostrophes for possession. This learning will help us to develop our writing skills and prepare us to write a story opening and setting description.

In Maths…

Throughout the year we are always consolidating our prior knowledge. This term we are learning about numbers to 1000 and number patterns. This will then move onto addition, subtraction, multiplication and finishing the term with division. 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?

In Science…

During Autumn term we will begin with looking and comparing different types of rocks and investigating which rock is the best to use for different things. We will then look at how rocks are formed and how the Earth is made up of different layers of rocks and soils. Finally we will learn about how fossils are formed.

In RE…

During this term, Year 3 will start their learning by discovering the stories of the Old Testament Prophets and what it means to be called by God. This will then move onto Harvest and we will 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. We will end the term reflecting on how Christmas is a celebration of God’s presence with us 2000 years ago and now.

In Topic…

Autumn term is an History term where we will ask the question…Would you rather live in the Stone Age or the Iron Age? We will be learning about changes in Britain from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age, including the Bronze Age. We will be developing our historical vocabulary and recognise the part that archaeologists have had in helping us understand more about what happened in the past.

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