Welcome to Year 3’s Class Page!

AUTUMN TERM

English - The term will begin by using the exciting 'Stone Age Boy' by S. Kitamura. This text links to our new history topic, 'Stone Age to Iron Age' and from reading it, we will create descriptions, narratives and informative non-fiction pieces of writing. From here, we will be writing instructional texts, researching about animals of the time and exploring the cave drawings that were discovered. Throughout all tasks, Year 3 will be focusing on accurate punctuation and developing vocabulary. 

Reading - Reading takes place every day in school, in a variety of ways: whole-class guided sessions, individual reading, and during the class text. Vocabulary, retrieval and improving inference are all of high priority, but ensuring your child enjoys reading is the main thing that matters!

Please encourage your child to read as often as possible outside of school. If you need any recommendations, please ask. Lovereading4kids.co.uk is a wonderful website for recommendations but we have a vast selection in school. Remember, comprehension and an appreciation of what you have read is of equal importance to speed and fluency. It is so important that each and every child has an enjoyment of reading. There is a book for everyone! If you're not sure what your child should be reading next, please come and ask.

Maths - The focus of this term will be number, place value and calculation skills. These vital parts of the maths curriculum will be helped so much by continued learning of the multiplication tables so support with this outside of school is very much appreciated. By the end of Year 3, children should be able to recite the 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x within 3 seconds. Times Tables Rock Stars will help with this, so ask for your child's login details if you are you do not already have them.

Science - Living Things & Their Habitats. This will include studying the importance of a healthy diet and learning about the skeleton and different muscles in our bodies. 

History - Stone Age to Iron Age. This exciting topic will study the tools used and survival of 'early man', as well as learning about 'Skara Brae' - a village older than Stonehenge or the pyramids - , homes, festivals and religious beliefs of people from this time. 

Geography - Our first topic of 'The UK' will begin in Autumn 2.

Art & Design - Linking to our history topic, we will be using using cave drawings as stimulus, as well as the autumnal nature to continue our sketching skills. 

Computing - Online safety will be the main focus of Autumn, before we continue to develop our coding skills.

P.E - (with Coach Nick) is every TUESDAY, so don't forget to bring the correct kit, ready for this day. This is a white T-Shirt, black shorts and a pair of black pumps. It would be ideal if this kit was clearly labelled and kept securely in a labelled P.E. bag, so that any misplaced items can be returned quickly. Have a pair of track pants and something warmer available as we will be outside as often as possible.

Homework
Reading will be the children's main activity that is expected outside of the classroom. If the right book is found, this should not seem like hard work! Weekly spellings will be provided and Purple Mash will host extra weekly activities which will be marked and discussed online with the children. Of course, any additional research or work is richly encouraged and will only benefit your child's progress throughout the year.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

We very much look forward to working with you and your child this year.

Mr. Holden, Miss Shakeshaft and the Year 3 Team :)

Reminders:

  • Bring a fresh bottle of water every day
  • Bring your reading book and reading record every day
  • Toast and milk will continue as usual and payment will continue through Parent Pay. If you are unsure how to use Parent Pay, please contact the school office.