Year 3 Autumn Term
Welcome to Year 3's Class Page
It’s been lovely to see the children settling back into school life. They have worked hard and impressed us so far! The children this year will be working with myself and Miss Andersson. We wish them all a happy and successful year.
This half term, we have many exciting things planned. Our first topic is ‘The Mediterranean’. We will be answering the question ‘why do so many people go on holiday to the Mediterranean?’, learning to speak Spanish and even tasting some Mediterranean dishes. Delicious! In the second Autumn half term, we will study what makes the world angry! We will be looking at volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis!
In science we will be investigating our daily nutrients, the bones in our bodies and our mighty muscles, also after half term we will be learning about rocks and how they form under out feet!
In English this half term, children will be looking at the story ‘Grandad’s Island’. Lots of our written work will be based on this text. Alongside this we will enjoy sharing a class novel, which is ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’ currently. The children are loving this story. And we will continue to practice our comprehension skills, handwriting skills and practice weekly spellings and improve our grammar!
Alongside this we will continue to practice our comprehension skills, handwriting skills and practice weekly spellings and improve our grammar!
In Maths we will be covering a range of topics including counting, partitioning, securing number facts and place value. We will continue to focus too on learning our times tables (in particular in Year 3 the 3s, 4s and 8s). Each week in class, we will continue to have our times table test, where the children will get a chance to progress onto the next times table by answering 40 questions in 4 minutes! Children will get certificates to bring home when they get all 40 questions right! They will also bring home their weekly test sheets so parents can see, at home, how their children are performing and which times table facts they need to be practicing. Please spend some time practicing times tables at home with your child and using Times Table Rockstars to help children with this.
Reading and library books and reading records must be in school every day. Children should be reading at home at least twice a week and having their reading record signed.
Homework will be given to the children on a weekly basis, each Monday including English and Maths activities. Homework is due the following Thursday at the latest. Spellings will be given on Fridays for a spelling test the following Friday.
P.E. is on a Tuesday and Wednesday for us this term. We are fortunate to be having P.E. lessons this term with a Sports Coach each week. Please ensure your child is equipped with the correct P.E. kit and that it is brought to school on their P.E. days. Indoor P.E. kit consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.
All uniform and PE kits, including pumps, should have names in them. If your child wears earrings then they need to be removed for these lessons.
As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Miss Andersson. J