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Year 3

Autumn

This half term Year 3 are reading “The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. The term began by having a scrapheap challenge where the children worked in teams to make their own Iron Man from junk modelling materials. In Science, the children have been exploring forces and magnets with regular opportunities to discover how objects moved on different surfaces and working out which magnet was the most powerful. 

 

The children had lots of fun doing SuperMe! activities in PE with a visiting consultant which explored feelings and emotions as well as encouraging physical movement. In Maths, the children have continued to work with numbers up to 1000, developing fluency when adding and subtracting. They are now learning how to code using Scratch on the class I-pads.

 

Please can we remind you that regular reading at home and the opportunity to practise Times Tables Rock Stars are essential.

 

Spring

In Year 3, our Power of Reading text is Wolves. We had a Sparkly Start to the term creating incredible wolf art using mixed media and played wolfy games. We have used role play to help us understand the relationship between Rabbit and Wolf in order to write alternative endings. We still have non-chronological reports and poetry to write so we are very busy in our English lessons!

 

In maths, our focus has been on multiplication and division. The times tables we learn are 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10. If you would like to support your child’s learning, please access the Times Tables Rock Stars site and the White Rose app which Miss Hobday messaged about earlier in the week. We are progressing to using this knowledge to multiply 2-digit numbers by single digits. 

 

In science, we are learning about animals including humans, including the skeleton and muscles. In RE, we have been learning about Sikhism. Our Fabulous Finish will be art-based where we create sculptures of wolves.

 

Please can we remind you that regular reading at home and the opportunity to practise Times Tables Rock Stars are essential.

 

White Rose have produced a 1-minute maths app which focuses on building number confidence and fluency.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/1-minute-maths 

 

Please watch below Mrs Hutchcraft's class who have created their own sting performance based on their Power of Reading book: Ugg!!

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Summer

This term, our Power of Reading book is ‘The Bluest of Blues’. It tells the story of Anna Atkins, the first female photographer from Victorian Times. It links to our Science unit about Plants. The children have already started investigating what plants need to stay healthy. Inspired by the book, the children have produced detailed drawings of plants and seaside treasures. We have looked at the history in the story, in terms of how people lived in Victorian times. The children have begun to discuss the differences for women growing up in the Victorian era. In RE, we are familiarising ourselves with Creation Stories from different religions. It will be a brilliant opportunity to compare and contrast stories and beliefs. 3LD are currently learning to play string instruments while the other two classes are learning to play the recorder with Mrs Roberts. The children continue to be active in PE, acquiring new skills; this term, it’s cricket! Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning journey.