Back with a bang! The children had a fantastic time watching and participating in a Magic show. As well as great fun, this is an important hook for our Literacy this half term. We are reading 'Leon and the place in between' looking at magical portal stories. Throughout this unit, the children will be innovating settings and characters using their imagination to create a fantasy setting.
In Maths we will be building on our existing times table and addition knowledge and are moving onto more formal methods of multiplication and long division.
We have begun our new Geography theme 'Eurovision'
This will involve us 'touring' around Europe, looking at all of the different countries in the continent and also picking individual countries or areas to study a particular aspect of physical or human geography.
Autumn 1 News
The children have made a great start to Year 3. They have settled well into their new classes and have been listening to instructions carefully. They have all enjoyed Swimming and are giving it their best!
In English this half term we are focusing on twisted fairy tales. We have orally learnt The Three Little Pigs and have story mapped the story. We have also participated in lots of speaking and listening activities, acting out the class text in groups to the rest of the class. We are now studying the new book 'The Three Wolves and the Big Bad Pig' and are going to be creating our own characters, setting and plot to write our own twisted fairy tale.
In Maths this half term we are focusing on place value and formal addition. We will be moving onto subtraction and multiplication after half term. The children are practising their times tables every Tuesday and are working hard to move up the 99 club. We would appreciate you helping your child learn their times tables (2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10s). You will receive a log in for times table rockstars. This is a really useful and engaging app that the children have enjoyed using in school.
We have changed how we deliver the foundation subjects and will now have themed afternoons. Our theme for this term is Buildings.Over the course of the next half term, we will look at buildings through different civilisations and locations. We will also be conducting scientific experiments on how best to design and build a building.
The children really enjoyed all the visitors that we had in school. We hope they have helped the children think about what they might like to do when they are older or hobbies that they can do.
Autumn 2 Class Text
Our text after half term will be 'Escape from Pompeii'. We will be looking at Roman life and creating fact files. We will also find out what life was like during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and will write diary entries from a survivor's point of view. More information to come soon....