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Autumn Term 2018

The Stone Age is the theme for this term.  Class 3 will be looking at timelines to understand the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. We will be looking at what like was life during the Stone Age, how different it was to the life we now live, and how archaeologists have pieced together the information to give us a picture of the past.

Please encourage children to bring in topic related items from home to share at any point during the term. 

PE during the first half-term will be Swimming and Athletics at William Brookes School on a Thursday afternoon. There may be some 'Wellies in the Woods' sessions which we will notify parents of beforehand.

 

English

Children should be reading either independently or with someone at home every day.  They have reading records to bring home which should be filled in every time they read.  We also have daily Guided Reading sessions where the children read with their teacher in a group and complete tasks based on their reading.

We will continue to use 'Read, Write, Inc.' as our spelling scheme.  Children will be taking part in fun, interactive spelling lessons for 20 minutes 4 times a week.   We will be sending home lists which the children will be tested on.

Handwriting and presentation are continuing to be a focus for Year 3.  We are looking forward to giving out lots more 'pen licences'!

Homework is set on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday.

Please have your Ukulele in school on a Wednesday.  

 

 

Maths

Children should be learning their times tables up to 12 x 12 so they can quickly recall and use them.  By the end of Year 3 they are expected to know multiplication and division facts for 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x and 8x tables.

 We are using the 'Teaching for Mastery' approach as our foundation for learning.

 

Science

Our Science topic this term is 'Animals, including humans'. As well as building on their knowledge and understanding, the children will be doing lots of practical investigative work to build on their ability to work scientifically and this will feed into their writing too.

Computing

The children will be learning computer safety this term.

 

PSHE

The whole school theme of Honesty will be a focus for the children this term, based loosely around the story The Honest Woodcutter.

 

RE

In RE we will be linking in our learning about humans, and discovering what it is that makes us all different and special in our own way.

Music

We will be learning to play the Ukulele, which is planned and taught by, Mr Kitcher, a specialist music teacher from Shropshire Music Service.  Children are allowed to take their Ukuleles home to practise, but must remember them on a Wednesday morning for their lesson.  

Art

Art will be the focus of the first half of term starting with a topic on Collage. We will start by making word collages about our holidays and move onto making collage monsters to link to our Literacy topic of Overcoming a Monster.

DT

In the second half of term the children will be designing and sewing their own Christmas decorations.

French

French is taught weekly and integrated into class routines.  We will be learning the vocabulary for body parts and colours, through songs and games.  

 

Please do not hesitate to come in and ask any questions you have.

Many thanks for your support,

 

Mrs Curtis and Mrs Ball