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The Autumn 1 Topic.is:
There’s No Place Like Home
Our topic this half term is ‘There’s No Place Like Home’. In Geography, the children will learn where they are in the world and will describe a range of physical and human features of their locality. They will begin to realise that different types of maps e.g. Ordnance Survey, Google Maps, Bing Maps and Google Earth show different features in more/less detail.
In History, we will be using maps from different ages to see how Lancashire has changed over the centuries. The children will also study census data to see how people’s jobs have changed.
In Science, we are studying light and shadows.
This term we will be learning and practising skills to enable the children to:
- Read and understand numbers to 1000.
- Represent numbers in different ways.
- Add and subtract mentally before moving onto written methods.
- Use estimations to check answers.
- Use multiplication and division focussing on the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables.
We use a practical approach to our learning before moving onto pictorial then written methods. All children will have the opportunity each week to work with adult support, in groups and individually through independent learning challenges related to the week’s teaching.
Over this half term the children will be using a text called ‘The Old Woman Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle’ retold by Ann Douglas as a base for our English work. We will also be studying the same story but retold in a different way. We will compare these plots before writing our own. Along the way we will be concentrating on different sentence structures, and using prepositions and the role of dialogue.
In the second part of this half term we will be focussing on biographies. During this unit of work, we will study subordinate clauses and see how headings, sub headings, paragraphs, time connectives and conjunctions enhance a piece of writing.
Reading is vitally important and will take place each day. During these sessions, there will be a mix of reading aloud, discussing parts of the text and activities based around the text. All this will help the children become fluent, confident readers with a deep level of understanding. The children should bring home a reading book each day, and I ask that when the book is completed you sign the reading record and make any relevant comments. Daily reading at home and at school helps children to make steady and sustained progress.
Autumn Term 2021
Over the last term, year 3 have completed a sponsored run. In teams we ran the length of Antonine wall that the Romans built. Every child ran 17 miles over a period of time. To celebrate completing these miles we had a Roman fancy dress day.
This term in science, Year 3 will be learning all about light and dark. Over the next few weeks, children will;
- Recognise that they needs light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.
- Notice that light is reflected from surfaces.
- Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect eyes.
- Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object.
- Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.
In topic, we will be learning all about the River Nile and why it was so important to the Ancient Egyptians.
Scan the QR code below to see what we have learnt so far about the River Nile.
This half term, we have started to use Purple Mash for our computing lessons. The children have really enjoyed using Purple Mash and are looking forward to using it more next year. We have been using Purple Mash to learn all about spreadsheets.
What are Year 3 learning about this term?
Children in class 3 have been learning all about Roman Britain. Children learnt about the changes from the Iron Age into Roman Britain and how the Romans changed Britain. At the end of our topic, class 3 received a ‘letter from the government’ saying that they were considering removing the Romans from the Primary curriculum. The children were outraged and thought it was totally unacceptable. The children wrote letters to the ‘DFE’ and then emailed them to Mrs Nicholls. The children were so passionate about keeping the Roman topic and produced some fantastic letters.
This half term, Year 3 have been learning all about rocks and soil. Every lesson has been fun and hands on. Our first sessions started by comparing and sorting rocks by their physically appearances. The children then took part in an erosion experiment. Children then used their coding skills to show how fossils are formed. We then looked at how soil is formed by creating our own edible soil pots.
This term, Year 3 will be learning about life in Prehistoric Britain. We will be looking at the changes from Stone Age to the Iron Age.
Also this term, Year 3 will be learning all about forces and magnets.
Whilst Year 3 have been at home ,they have been carrying out their own experiments. You will be able to see these soon on our class page.
Supporting Your Child’s Learning at Home
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FREE SCHOOL MEALS VOUCHERS
During the school closure, the Government is providing vouchers for families of children who are eligible for Free School Meals. To check if you are eligible, please visit Lancashire’s Free School Meals web page by clicking on the link button below.
If you think you meet the criteria, fill in the online form and let Mrs Fox know by emailing her, firstname.lastname@example.org