Miss Amy Edwards

Class Teacher
Your child will need a named waterproof coat every day.
please also ensure they have a snack and drink in school every day.
Class Routines
Monday

Reading Records and Books

PE Kit

Maths Homework Due

Recorders (If your child has one)

Tuesday

Reading Records and Books

Wednesday

Reading Records and Books

Thursday

Reading Records and Books

PE Kit

Friday

Reading Records and Books

Spelling Book and Spelling Test

Curriculum Overview

English

We will continue to write our own set of instructions on how to make a revolting cake and then move on to learning the story of Cinderella. We will use this story to write a rags-to-riches tale. We will use our 5 senses to describe the setting, using prepositional phrases and to use similes. Finally, we will encourage children to use a variety of sentence types such as simple, compound, and complex.

Towards the end of term, we will look at newspaper reports and their features. The children will then start writing their own newspaper report based on the story of the Wizard of Oz, which has been our class read this term.

Maths

Children will continue learning how to add and subtract 4 digit numbers mentally and using written strategies. Children will learn to estimate and use the inverse operations to check their answers.

Children will measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure in cm and m.

Towards the end of half term children will be able to recall multiplication and division facts for tables up to 12×12.

Science

Our topic for Science is Forces and Magnets. This involves children being able to predict whether magnets will attract or repel different objects. They will also learn to explain how objects are attracted or repelled. Children will know how magnets work and be able to describe how objects can move on different surfaces.

RE

We will finish our learning of Hinduism by celebrating the festival of Diwali, looking at the Hinduism holy book (The Vedas) and explore their places of worship and what they do whilst they pray.

History

Children will be able to summarise how transport has changed in Britain over time. They will also learn how Britain’s transport has been influenced by other countries. Children will also be able to identify the impact that transport has had in Britain over time.

French

Children will continue learning the names of animals and will hold mini conversations about their pets. They will move on to learning how to introduce family members; give their names and read & write short sentences about them. Finally, we children learn how the French celebrate Christmas.

Computing

Children will be exploring how to search the internet safely, how technology is used in our lives and the difference between real and fake news.

Music

Children will continue learning to play the recorder on a Monday morning. Children will also know how to sing a tune with expression.

PHSE

Children will look how to keep themselves safe looking at healthy eating and dealing with the different emotions they may feel in different situations.

Geography

Children will know why people may have been attracted to live in the cities.

Art and DT

Children will be able to identify features within a piece of artwork and compare different works of art using different artists such as Thomas Bury and Henry Carr who created art linked to the railway.

Year 3 Maths

Children will continue learning to add and subtract 3- digit numbers using written and mental strategies. Children will also learn how to solve word problems including missing number problems.

Towards the end of half term, we will learn multiplication and division facts for the 3,4 and 8 times tables. Children will be taught to reason their understanding through solving word problems.

Fun opportunities linked to our topic.

Our topic until Christmas is continuing with our learning about modes of transport.

You could take your child on lots of different modes of transport.

Take your children to Haynes motor museum or Fleet Air Arm museum.

If your children does go on a different mode of transport take a photo and email it to school for our scrap book!

How Can You Help Your Child At Home

Listen to your child read. Ask your child about what they are reading, have they understood what they have read? Are they enjoying what they are reading?

Share a book with your child – this does not have to be one they can read, but a book they really enjoy and love to listen to. Audio books are also a great way of enabling children to listen to stories being read to them.

For any other ideas please refer to the reading at home sheet that was sent home at parents evening.

Homework
  1. It is imperative that your child reads at home.
    Each week your child needs to have read 4 times and have this recorded in their reading log.

  2. It’s imperative that your child practices their times tables 4 times per week to prepare them for the harder content in maths later in school and for the statutory times table check at the end of year 4. Please record this in their maths homework book.

  3. The children must practice their spellings 3 times a week and have this recorded in their spelling book. This is so important when it comes to writing allowing children to apply spelling rules and patterns.

  4. Children’s maths homework books and reading logs are checked on a Monday. The spelling books are checked on a Friday.

    Please note: If your child hasn’t practiced their spellings/times tables or it isn’t recorded in their log, they will stay in for 10 minutes on a Tuesday breaktime so Mrs Stone and Mrs Clark can support them.

    If they have forgotten their logs or they have not been written on Monday, on Tuesday morning the children can show us and they will not need to stay in.

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