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 will look at the reaction of the Shepherds when they heard the news of Christ’s birth and at the different names that the Angels called Jesus. We will think about the meaning behind this and also look at how the crib is a special reminder of what happened.
We listen to God’s Word at Mass
In this unit, the children will reflect on the consequences of listening or not listening. We will explore how the Word of God helps guide Christian people along the right path
Animals including Humans
How does Usain Bolt move so quickly?
Explore how animals including humans need the right types and amounts of food to provide nutrition for their bodies
Look at how humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
Did the lives of ancient Britons really change that much between the Stone Age and Iron Age?
Understand why the stone age period came to an end and how the introduction of bronze changed the lives of Ancient Britons
Explore how housing changed and farming developed
Explore how burial traditions teach us about the past
Explore the significance behind Iron Age brooch designs
Design and select appropriate materials to replicate and Iron age brooch
Evaluate strengths and weaknesses within a final product and suggest ways in which it could be improved
Je me présente
Describe where you live
Know the days of the week
Describe the weather
Drawing and Desktop publishing
Draw and manipulate lines and shapes by selecting the appropriate tools
Rearrange images and text on the page to create the best effect
Dreams and Goals
Show understanding that some people face difficulties when trying to achieve their dreams and goals
Know that it is important to stay motivated even when things are challenging
Try to always have a positive attitude and learn to work well with others
Music will be taught by Mrs Amison each week
We will explore relative pitch and begin to learn about treble clef staff pitch notation, performing boomwhacker melodies from standard notation and writing our own short melodies.
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.
Daily Maths and Literacy set each day
Two pieces of homework (Maths or English plus one foundation subject) will be handed out on a Thursday and uploaded on to Teams if appropriate. This should be completed and handed in on the following Monday.
Spellings and Times tables are tested on a Friday
Please continue to read three times a week and sign in the diaries. Diary checks take place each Friday.
Particular focus this term - Spring 1
The Abominables (Biographies, Non-Chronological Reports)
Grammar focus: Paragraphing, Sub-headings and bullet points , Fronted adverbials, Punctuation for effect.
Reading focus: Drawing inferences from the text, summarising key parts of a story.
In Spring 1 Y3
Count up and down in tenths.
Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects
Recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions
Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
Compare and order fractions
Measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm)
Measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes
This half term, we will be practicing a range of different skills in PE
PE will take place on a Tuesday and children will come in their PE kits on that day each week. Please ensure children are wearing trainers and joggers as most sessions will take place outside if the weather is dry.
Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.
Friday 18th September - Topic Day
Tuesday 22nd September 3.30-6pm – Parent/Teacher target meeting
Wednesday 23rd September 5.30-8pm – Parent/Teacher target meeting
15th October – Class Saint Day