Welcome to Year 3
Mrs Reed, Mrs Long and Mrs Brogden
Autumn 1-Bright Sparks
Our first theme is called ‘Bright Sparks’ which has a mainly Science focus.
Maths- This half term we will be focusing on number sense: what the children know about numbers and number facts.
Pupils will revise key mental strategies that they have encountered throughout Key Stage One. We will also focus on the understanding of place value for numbers up to 1000. Pupils will develop a deeper understanding of the magnitude of numbers and develop useful mental calculating skills such as rounding and place value addition and subtraction. They go on to apply this knowledge to solve problems.
English- We will be learning to retell stories in more detail and take part in discussions about books. Also we will learn to express our preferences about books. In our writing we will be looking at example texts such as ‘The True Story of The Three Little Pigs’ and explore how to describe a character. We will work towards to writing our own short stories with a clear beginning, middle and end. When learning grammatical skills we will focus on vocabulary choices, especially using adjectives and verbs in our writing to add more description, prepositions to link or start sentences and conjunctions to link ideas in a sentence.
In Guided reading we will be: making predictions, discussing books in groups and as a class, comparing books and learning how to explain a books main message or theme.
In Spelling we will be learning various spelling rules including: adding the prefix dis- and in-, Adding im- to root words beginning with m or p, Adding the suffix –ous, Adding the suffix –ly and spelling Words ending in –ture.
In History we will be learning about Thomas Edison and the impact that he had on Science and on how people live all over the world.
In our Core Skills Curriculum we are focusing on Learning with Others. Our targets are: I can ask for attention or make a request using appropriate language at an appropriate time. I can undertake a learning activity quietly when needed.
P.E- lessons will be on a Monday and Wednesday this term, please ensure that your child has their complete kit in school throughout the week.
Reading- Please continue to read with your child at least 3 times a week. Please write a comment in your child’s reading record book when you have read with them. Please ensure that your child brings in their reading record on a daily basis.
Comprehension reading activities will be sent home shortly with various activities that the children can choose from.
Spellings- The children will be given their new spellings on a Friday to learn for that week. These spellings will be chosen from their spelling lessons. Please can spelling books be in school every day.
Maths- Your child should complete the maximum of one test/page a week. The children will bring their booklets home on Friday. Please support your child with their home learning. Due to the nature of the questions being on various areas of Maths this may mean that they come across a question on a topic that we have not covered for a while. Please make sure their booklet is in school every Friday ready to be marked.
If you have any queries or questions about any of this information please do not hesitate to come and see us. We look forward to an exciting term of learning and we hope your children are too.