Welcome to Year 3 Class
Miss Downie, Mrs Stacey-Jones and Mrs Wardle
Online Reading Library
Oak National Academy are working with the National Literacy Trust to launch a new online library for pupils. The Virtual School Library hosts free reading and writing content from children’s authors, providing a free-to-access book every week from the platform’s author of the week.
This week’s author is Jacqueline Wilson. A great way to keep children reading at home!
St Teresa of Avila
After receiving many votes during the summer term, it has been decided that our Class Saint for this year will be St Teresa of Avila. St Teresa had many difficulties in her life, yet she always remained grateful to God and her teachings encourage us to be grateful too - she is a great role model for all. Throughout the year, we will be looking at some of the special prayers written by St Teresa and think about how we can commit ourselves to doing the work of Jesus in the world today.
Feast Day: 15th October
We listen to God’s word at Mass
Children will have a greater understanding of the consequences of listening or not listening. They will know and understand that the Word of God guides the life of the Christian people and they will be able to give examples of what the Bible teaches about God and how Christians should live.
Children will have a greater knowledge of the
teaching of Jesus about forgiveness. They will be able to think of ways in which receiving and giving forgiveness are important in life. They will have a good understanding of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and will be able to explain the meaning of different parts of the Sacramental celebration.
Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/ trunk, leaves and flowers
Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
Why do so many people choose to visit the Mediterranean for their holidays?
Holiday destinations across the Mediterranean
Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of Italy compared with the UK
What are the advantages/ disadvantages of living in a Mediterranean country?
Explore foods from across the Mediterranean and try different Greek foods!
Look at Italian foods and design and create a pizza!
Learn and use numbers 21-30
Introduce family members
Ask and answer about brothers and sisters
Use masculine and feminine correctly (mon/ma/mes)
Read and understand a short passage about a family
Write sentences about their own family
Learn colours vocabulary
Match colour words to pictures
Colour picture with colours instructed
Develop presentation skills
Use slide transitions
Insert audio and video files to a slide
Copy and organize slides as required
Looking forward – Identify what I am looking forward to in Year 4 and in the future
Music will be taught by Mrs Amison each week
written by Linda Newbury
It's snowing outside, and Tom's neighbour Gary is building a snowman with his dad. Tom's own dad is ill, upstairs in bed again. He isn't strong and boisterous, like dads ought to be. So Tom builds his own snow creation: a cold, snarling ice cat. It's strange... he didn't mean to build an ice cat.
Sid, Peggy and Amy adore the two gerbils, Bubble and Squeak, but their mother detests them. A major family battle results, and it's clear life is never going to be quite the same again. But after a near fatal encounter between Bubble and Ginger the cat, Mrs Sparrow begins to see that life with 2 gerbils might not be so bad after all.
This half term, our Class Text will be ‘Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by Eva Ibbotson.
We will use the text to spark interest in our reading and will draw upon different writing styles and themes presented by the Author to be used in our own work.
This half term, our Class Text will be ‘The Abominables’ by Eva Ibbotson.
We will use the text to spark interest in our reading and will draw upon different writing styles and themes presented by the Author to be used in our own work
Autumn 1 Hansel an Gretel by Anthony Browne
Autumn 2 The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
This half term, we will be using Ted Hughes’ novel, ‘The Iron Man’, as an inspiration for our own writing in Literacy.
We will look at the features of report writing and use our findings to write detailed reports about events that happened in the story. Following this, we will look at formal and informal letter writing from the perspective of different characters in the story.
Homework/Reading expectations for
Homework will be set on a Thursday and is due to be returned the following Monday. Like last half term, we encourage the homework to be completed on Teams to allow the children stay familiar with using it should they ever need to learn from home.
Spellings will be tested on a Friday and new ones handed out for the following week.
Please continue to practise times tables - these will be tested on a Friday
Remember to read at least three times a week - Diary checks take place on Fridays
Particular focus this term
Literacy summer 2
We will be looking at forms of poetry and letter writing with a focus on transition into our new year groups. We will revise key skills and ensure Year 3 objectives are secure and children are able to successfully apply them.
Different styles of poetry
Using standard English
Revision of Year 3/4 Spellings and SPaG objectives
Using different tenses when writing
Write in the third person
Use a formal writing style with formal language
Create list sentences, accurately punctuated with commas
Write in the present tense
Use rhetorical questions to engage the reader
Ask questions to improve their understanding of a text
Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
Retrieve and record information from non-fiction
Remember to continue taking your Accelerated Reading Quizzes when you have completed a book https://ukhosted5.renlearn.co.uk/2248169/
Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators
Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole
Reasoning and Problem solving
We will apply our skills to a range of problems which use all four operations
Rounders and Athletics
Children will learn the skills required for a game of Rounders and will practise skills in a range of Athletics activities
PE sessions will take place on a Tuesday and a Friday
Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.