Welcome back after the summer break. We hope that you have had an enjoyable holiday!
This year we are continuing an exciting, thematic approach to teaching. This allows children to make connections between areas of learning, and consolidate skills. All the themes chosen deliver the programmes of study for the National Curriculum. R.E and science will be taught discreetly.
As mathematicians, in Year 3 the children will be concentrating on place value using 2 and 3 digit numbers. Furthermore, the pupils will be taught to write numbers in words and numerals, order and compare numbers from 0-1000. As part of place value, pupils will be using partitioning to support addition and subtraction involving 2 and 3 digit numbers. To support children with learning their time tables facts, we will be concentrating on counting in multiples of 3,4 and 8 this term.
In English, the children will be concentrating on writing sentences using a range of punctuation accurately. Children will be encouraged to use correct grammatical vocabulary and be able to recognise a range of different sentence types. Children will be taught how to identify and use nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. The children will begin by learning about stories with familiar settings. Children will have phonic based spellings and age related spellings to learn on a weekly basis – please help them practise at home.
In RE, we will be learning about Judaism and focusing on stories about Moses and the importance of him in Judaism . We will move on to learning about celebrations in Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam and Christianity.
Linked to our thematic topic ‘Survival the children learning all about the Stone Age, they will be learning about Chronology, what life was like in this era, settlements, climate and mapping skills .As part of our cross- curricular learning, the children will designing and creating their own house based on the Prehistoric era the Stone Age. They will have the opportunity to use a variety of material and use different tools make their intended design. As artists, the children will be recreating cave paintings linked to their History learning they will beginning to experiment with different grades of pencil and tools to create effects and use different media to achieve variations in line, texture, tone, colour, shape and pattern.
For more information about our learning this term, please click on the Autumn Term Curriculum Overview.
Your child will continue to have their purple homework books to develop their creative skills as well consolidating their learning in the classroom at home.
Please continue to support your child’s reading at home as much as possible. We remind you that your child’s book needs to be in school every day and one reading journal activity needs to be completed weekly. We would also encourage you to write a comment in their home/school diary, building their confidence and the link between home and school.
PE will be on a Thursday please can you ensure that your child has their PE kit in school on these days.
Miss Bailey – 3B Miss Sharma – 3S
In English, the children were reading a book called 'Spaghetti and Meat balls for all'. In the story, the characters made food for a large group of people and hosted a dinner party. We decided to give the children an opportunity to experience making their very own vegetarian spaghetti dish and having a dinner party.
The children had a fantastic time! They peeled, chopped and grated tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, carrots and peppers in order to make a tomato sauce for our meal. We added garlic into our sauce too!
Then the children watched and listened as the teachers began heating the vegetables and turning it into a sauce. The children estimated how much salt would be needed in the sauce.
We then boiled the spaghetti in water, added a little salt and oil.
After the food was made and mixed together, the children learnt how to fold their napkins. Then, we had a dinner party with relaxing music as we ate our delicious spaghetti!
September 2018 - Stone Age Day
The children had a wonderful time. They learnt many interesting facts about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age which will help with our understanding for our history topic this term. Today, we learnt fow to make felt from wool, looked at fascinating artefacts from both the Stone Age and Iron Age period, and wove wool to make bracelets.