Year 3 Class Staffing
Miss Downie, Mrs Stacey-Jones and Miss Cotterill
St Therese of Lisieux
Patron St of Missionaries
St Therese of Lisieux taught us how we can show God's love in 'little ways'; though our actions and words.
We take inspiration from this Saint in our own lives so that we can show love to one another,
just as Jesus told us to do.
Feast day, Tuesday, 1st October
This half-term, we will be investigating Light and Shadow. The children will learn how light travels, how objects can absorb, block or let through light and how shadow is an absence of light. They will learn to work scientifically; conducting fair tests to explore how light travels
History or Geography Topic
Our History focus this term involves studying the prehistory of Britain, from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. During lessons, the children will be carrying out research to answer questions such as ‘What was it like to live during the Stone Age in Britain?’ or ‘Are there any inventions from this era that we still use today?’
Art or D&T Topic
In art, the children will explore using a range of paint brushes to create a different effect and will learn how to create effect backwashes, in preparation for cave art paintings inspired by the Stone Age.
Autumn 1 Hansel an Gretel by Anthony Browne
Autumn 2 The Iron Man Ted Hughes
Homework/Reading expectations for Autumn 1
Diaries will be checked each week on a Friday. Children should read at least three times a week and their diary should be signed by an adult. Reading over the weekend will count towards the following Friday’s check.
There will be Literacy and Maths questions to complete daily and a longer piece of Maths or Literacy work and a foundation subject activity (Science, History, Geography etc.) is sent home on a Thursday and should be returned on a Monday.
Spellings are tested on a Friday.
Times tables are tested on a Friday.
Particular focus this term
Please can all children work on their times tables at home as much as possible.
P.E./Swimming – day & kit required
PE this half term we will be practicing our skills at gymnastics.
Please ensure correct and full PE kit is in school and this is clearly labelled with your child's name.
Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.
Friday 20th September Topic Day
Tuesday 1st October - Class Saint Day St Theresa of Lisieux