welcome to class 3
Welcome to Class 3
Autumn Term -
For the first few weeks we will be learning all about the environmental challenges which are facing our planet at the moment. This is part of our whole school theme and in Year three we will be mainly focusing on the impact plastic has, particularly in the ocean and the animals who live there.
We will then move on to learning about the Stone Ages in our 'Meet The Flintstones' topic. This will combine learning through History, Art and DT to find out about what life was like during the Stone Age period.
Our English will be taught through a range of texts, both whole texts and extracts, some of which will be related to our topic. The first text we will be using is call The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry which is about the impact humans have on The Amazon Rain Forest. We will start by looking at building sentences in different ways and following this, we will move on in the direction needed by the class.
In Mathematics we will start by learning about place value of numbers up to a thousand before moving onto developing their addition and subtraction skills. All lessons will involve a practical/ pictorial element before moving onto the abstract. Children will be given the opportunity to practice the skills being taught before moving onto reasoning and problem solving activities.
Spellings - We will be sending home lists of all of the spellings that your child should already know (Year 1 and 2) as well as those they should know by the end of year 4 ( 3 /4 word list). Please support your child with these as much as you can. if you need another copy, please let us know.
Beat The Clock - We will be starting our times table challenges over the next few weeks. Children will bring their sheets home once they have completed them and can then practice further at home. Knowing their tables is essential, so please encourage your child to recite them regularly. By improving their scores during these sessions, the children are working towards the multiplication check that they will have to do in year four. We will be practicing this format at school, but it would be helpful if children could also practice at home following the link below: