WELCOME TO YEAR 3
with Miss Branson.
‘The more that you read, the more you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.’ Dr Seuss
This term, all of our learning will be around the theme ‘Journeys’.
Homework will be set on a half termly basis.
Spellings will be tested on a Friday morning and will be tested in the form of a dictation. This means new words will be put into full sentences to ensure children have an understanding of their meaning as well as their spelling.
OVERVIEWS 2020 – 2021:
CORE LEARNING LINKS:
Please see the document below to support your child’s learning at home for this term.
I was born in the Stone Age by Michael Rosen.
During this term the children will be learning all about life in the Stone Age! We will explore different text types, from this poem, to narrative extracts. We will be exploring different perspectives of the Stone Age, and how authors have used historical periods to inspire their writing.
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.
After half term, the children will be reading this class text about a mysterious iron giant. They will be given the opportunity to debate and write persuasive texts, whilst forming their own opinion of the Iron Man. Was he a villain? Or was he a hero?
You will receive a new reading book three times a week. These days may change each week. Remember, if you finish your book you can read it again or continue reading a library book at home.
Fractions, Time, Properties of Shape, Mass and Capacity.
This term, the children continue learning about fractions. Then we will revisit and learn more about time, focussing on how to tell the time to the nearest minute. After half term, we will look at recognising and describing 2D and 3D shapes. In our last unit, we will revisit what is meant by mass, capacity and volume before building on this knowledge.
The children will be carrying out several investigations to explore the factors that affect the growth of plants, such as light, air and water. They will also learn how to identify and describe parts of flowering plants.
We will begin after half term, by exploring the characteristics of different types of rocks. We will carry out investigations and explore the composition of soil. We will also learn about the fossilisation process.
Stone Age to Iron Age:
As part of this topic, the children will be learning about this time period and how it has impacted on modern day Britain. They will learn about how early man survived in a harsh environments and how copper mining was crucial to the Bronze Age. We will also look at why and how Stonehenge was built.
THUNK OF THE TERM:
‘What colour would a zebra be if it lost all of its stripes?’
DAYS TO REMEMBER:
Monday: Reading Book changing day.
Tuesday: Timestable Tuesday and PE! Make sure you come to school in your PE top and suitable clothes for your outside lesson.
Wednesday: Reading Book changing day.
Thursday: Swimming lesson.
Friday: Spelling Test and Reading Book changing day.
HOME LEARNING 2021: