Y3 – Teacher / TA
Teacher : Mrs Monaghan
Learning Coaches : Miss Bravo and Mrs Morgan
Welcome to Year 3! I hope you have had a fantastic summer break and are looking forward to a new school year. I know that moving into KS2 can be a little scary, but don’t worry; we have lots of fun and exciting activities coming up in the Autumn term to make the transition an enjoyable one.
This term our project is called "Hard Rock History" and the children will be learning about the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to Iron Age. Children will develop their understanding of chronology and how we can use different evidence from the past. Our work will involve looking at the developments made by early man and how important these were; investigating what daily life might have looked like in the Stone Age. Children will also have the opportunity to learn how archaeologists use evidence to learn about the past.
Our work in English will be focused around a number of texts linked to our current project. These include ‘Stone Age Boy’ and 'Ug boy Genius'. We will be thinking about how we write sentences and the different punctuation we can use. Children will also be developing their knowledge of the different word classes. Through the different texts, children will have the opportunity to complete a number of different writing activities including; poetry, play scripts and historical stories. Reading is key and children will be encouraged to read a range of different texts, not just their reading book. Any reading that is completed at home can be commented on in their reading diary.
This half term we will be further developing our understanding of number and place value - looking closely at the value of 3-digit numbers and how this can help us when adding and subtracting. Children have access to Times Tables Rock stars and this provides lots of opportunities to practice them. In Year 3, we will be having a weekly times tables quiz - focusing on both the multiplication and division facts starting with the 3 times table.
To see what we will be learning in maths this term, please see the Autumn Term Overview.
Through this unit, children will compare and describe different kinds of rocks. They will also describe how fossils are formed and have a go at making their own fossils. They will recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.
The children will be researching information and carrying out a range of investigations, so keep an eye on Twitter and Seesaw to see your scientists at work!
This term the children will be learning about Sikhism and their beliefs and how they demonstrate their faith in their daily life. We also be looking at the different values that are upheld by those practising this faith, celebrate differences and similarities between them, and to value their individual gifts and talents.
In P.S.H.E we will be exploring how to develop as learners. Looking at how friendship and love can impact upon us. In addition to this we will be discussing our democracy and rights.
This year the children will have the opportunity to begin to learn Spanish with Miss Bravo. We will be looking at simple greetings, colours and instructions in Spanish. A lot of the work completed will be done through singing and playing different games. This should be lots of fun and hopefully get the children interested in learning another language.
Homework will be independent research on the Stone Age.
Also please try and read every night with your child, practise spellings and times tables. Your child needs to know their 2,3,4,5,8, and 10 times tables fluently by the end of year 3.
Please feel free to write any comments about your child's learning in their reading diary.
Important Information about our class:
P.E will be every Friday and the children will need shorts, PE top and pumps. Please send their P.E kit in a labelled bag.
They will need to keep their reading diary, and reading book in it.
Try and get into the habit of checking the school website or app every evening for information letters or messages.
If you have any concerns please speak to Myself and I will do my very best to help.
Thanks for all your support -
It really does make a big difference!