Welcome to Year 3
There have been a few changes since the beginning of the academic year; Badgers class will be taught by Miss Flavin, with Mrs Jones and Mrs Senner supporting in class. Wolves class will be taught by Mrs Young with Mrs Modern supporting your child’s learning.
Year 3 PE sessions are on a Tuesday and a Wednesday, it is part of the curriculum and your child is expected to participate fully. To ensure that your child is ready they need to have to appropriate PE kit in school. Please be aware that PE may take place out on the playground, so your child may need to have joggers and a sweatshirt as well as the usual shorts, t-shirt and plimsolls.
Homework will be sent home termly with different themes in line with our topic together with maths fluency facts and spellings which your child should practice at home.
Your child has been given a reading book to share with you at home, which is suitable to their word recognition and comprehension skills. Either you or your child can record their reading at home in their reading record book; books will be changed when required. In school we use grouped reading books, where we explore the text in more depth to develop our comprehension skills. Some of the skills practiced include exploring themes, inferring and deducing and noticing what is happening.
This Term's Theme – ‘The Stone Age’
Our topic this term is ‘The Stone Age’. Your child will be immersed in the story ‘The First Drawing’. Initially your child will write a recount of the story, in the first person, as if they were there. They will then develop their writing to cover styles such as Explanations, fact files and information leaflets. History will cover the different phases of pre-history from Palaeolithic to the Neolithic period and the changes that happened for early humans. Art will focus on the development of drawing, such as cave paintings and include sculpture such as dinosaurs and Towie stones. Your child will become rock detectives in Science, finding out how rocks are formed, the different groups of rocks, such as igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and different types of rocks within the three main groups. Maths will focus initially on Multiplication and fact families. Your child will experience a variety of strategies to solve math problems.