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Welcome to our Year 3 Class Page : Mr Goodall & Mrs Williams

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Welcome to our Year 3 Class page. 

This page will be updated every half term to help to keep you up to date with the topics we will be working on in class. 

There will also be a copy of my long term plan for the year and each half term's medium term plan as we get to it. 

I will post helpful websites to support our learning and a copy of the spellings for the half term. 

Enjoy using our class page! 

HELPFUL HINTS

The children can bring a bookbag to school to put in their homework, snack, reading diary and reading book. NO RUCKSACKS PLEASE.

If children want to bring in a water bottle, it must be named and only contain water. It will come home every night to be washed and refilled.

PE

Children will need their PE kits in school on Fridays.  Please ensure your child has suitable kit, including a supportive pair of trainers and separate PE socks.

 

English

We will be reading Seal Surfer by Michael Foreman. Our outcome will be to write a recount in the format of a letter. We will be doing this by using past tenses including the progressive form with the addition of subordinating and coordinating conjunctions and expanded noun phrases.

By choosing noun phrases appropriately we will be able to embellish our writing and build a varied and rich vocabulary.                                     

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Maths

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Our focus this half term will be on place value and recognising the value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones) and compare and order numbers up to 1000.

We will be adding and subtracting numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction.                  

I would appreciate support with the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.    

Maths Support at Home

Below are links to maths resources created by White Rose to support your child's learning at home.

Times Tables

We will be focusing on our times tables up to 12, improving our fluency and confidence.

Your child also has access to Times Table Rockstars which is an excellent tool to improve rapid recall of multiplication and division facts.  Will you become a times tables legend?

https://ttrockstars.com/

Spelling

Here you will find spelling lists for each half term.  It is important that your child spends time each week practising these at home to consolidate and reinforce their learning at school.  Some useful spellings strategies are included on each half term's spelling overview to support learning at home.  Each Friday, children are given a spelling test to assess their understanding of the spelling patterns focused on that week and identify targets for further development.

 

 

Phase 3 group spellings:

Statutory Spelling Lists

Science

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Our focus for this half term will be animals including humans, identifying that animal, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition. We will be exploring the different ways they get nutrition from what they eat. We will also be looking into the way some animals, including humans, have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.                                      

PE

Our lessons will be focusing on fundamental movement skills which will include running, jumping, coordination, balance, agility, throwing and catching.

                       

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RE

With Mrs Williams we will be asking the question, how and why have some people served God?

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Music

We will be looking at the song ‘Let your Spirit Fly’. We will also be beginning stage 1 of playing the glockenspiel. Focusing on keeping in tempo and following the rhythm of the music.      

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History

We will be looking at the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. We will begin with the late Neolithic age. We will be exploring how the people of this time acquired their food through hunting and the early stages of farming. (For example, the Stone Age site Skara Brae.)

Then, we will be traveling to the Iron Age to explore how religion, technology and travel developed. (For example, Stonehenge.)

Finally, we will be looking at tribal hill forts. Seeing how tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture developed.

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PSHE

We will be looking at how can be a good friend. We will be discussing how to identify different types of friendship and what makes a good friend. We will be able to recognise why friendship is important. Also, strategies can we use for solving arguments.

We will also be looking at the rule of law and democracy, looking into what they are and why they are important.        

Art

We will be looking at cave printing, linking to our History lessons, and the ways information was recorded on the walls of caves that has lasted thousands of years. We will be using our sketch books to observe and design a cave drawing, using materials such as pencil, charcoal and paint.

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Spanish

We will be revisiting simple greetings, name phrases and colours. We will also be looking at responses to simple questions and instructions. There will be a few songs that will help us to remember.

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Computing

We will be looking at how to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly and recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour.

Homework

Homework will be given out on Mondays to be completed and returned by Friday. There will be online maths homework and grammar homework to be completed in your child’s homework book. Your child will also have spellings and reading to complete each week.

Your  child is encouraged to also access TTRockstars to practise their multiplication and division facts, which are crucial to enhance their understanding across the maths curriculum.

Reading at home

Bug Club has books set for your child to read at home. There are quizzes and questions to complete along the way. When your child has completed all the activities within the book they will automatically be assigned a new book. Children should be aiming to read at home 4 times a week.

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

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