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Year 3

Hello Year 3, I want you all to know how proud we are of you for all your super hard work throughout Autumn 1. You created some fantastic pieces of learning outcomes during our recovery curriculum and we can’t wait to show you our Museum of Hope. We are really looking forward to this half term and learning some more exciting things!

English and Reading
This half term, our core book is ‘The Hunter’ by Paul Geraghty. Children will continue to develop their reading and comprehension skills by making predictions based on visual images and the text, inferring and clarifying their understanding of words and phrases in order to develop their vocabulary through various text types. They will make links with real events happening in the world around us and continue to develop learning behaviours such as supporting and actively listening to each other.  In writing, they will focus on writing a narrative based on our core text and the journey the young girl embarks on.

During this half term, we will continue to familiarise ourselves with equivalent fractions and understanding the terms, half, thirds and quarters. Then, we will begin to look at how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole. Following this, we will revise addition and subtraction skills, adding and subtracting numbers up to three digits involving regrouping. Then we will move onto learning about money and understanding the relationship between pence and pounds. Children will have the opportunity to apply these skills to real life contexts to embed their understanding.

In science this half term, we will be learning about living things, this will include skeletons and diets. Children will learn about the human skeleton and the importance of strong and healthy bones. Then, children will learn about balanced diets and how to ensure every meal is healthy and follows the Eatwell Guide.

Art/Design Technology                 
Throughout this half term, we will be focusing on Stone Age art work and different sustainable materials. The children will analyse and critique different cave paintings, understanding their importance to history and the people who created them. Then, we will be using natural materials to create our own dye for the base of our cave paintings.

Over the next few weeks the children will be working on their ability to move and pass objects using their hands. They will be given targets to pass to and hit, whilst moving in a particular manner. Children will be expanding on their catching and throwing techniques needed for a variety of hand ball sports. Children will also be learning skills of how to pass in different situations, i.e. being challenged by an opponent.

This half term, we will be learning about the Stone Age. We will begin by looking at the timeline throughout the Stone Age period. Next, we will learn about the various aspects of Stone Age life, such as food, tools, clothing and their homes. We will be also using our new knowledge of the Stone Age and comparing it to different civilisations around the world, in the same time period. Finally, we will be using the information we have learned to create an oral presentation as a class.

Useful Information

PE Kit
Children will have PE every Monday and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school in the correct PE kit and that all items are clearly labelled with their full name.

Reading Records and Passports
Please check your child’s book bag for a reading diary, books and reading passport. The reading diary needs to be signed and handed in EVERY DAY the same as the reading passport. Please date and initial (not just tick) their reading passport for every 5 minutes of reading inside the small box. Well done to those children who have already achieved their bronze and silver passport awards! 

Water Bottles/Clothing
Children are encouraged to bring their own water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle.

Diary Dates

Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th November – Parent consultations

Friday 4th December 2020 – INSET day-school closed to children

Friday 18th December 2020 – Last day of  autumn term

Monday 4th January 2021- First day of spring term