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Year 3  Mr Harris

Autumn 2018

Year group -   3

Our topic for the Autumn term is From the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Religion: Our first topic is “Beginning with God”. Your child will learn stories about significant people in the Old Testament. They will describe the Trinity using the sign of the Cross and start making links between Scripture and belief in the Trinitarian nature of God.

 

Literacy: We will be looking at a range of non-fiction texts, including reports, instructions and persuasive writing. Children will be considering the audience of their writing as well as why they are undertaking the task, the purpose of the writing. There will also be a big focus on grammar, including extending sentences, varying their vocabulary and use of punctuation.

 

Reading: Children will have a daily reading session. Please ensure that your child reads at home on a daily basis and sign their reading record each week. To improve their comprehension skills please ask your child questions about what they have read (e.g. the plot, making predictions and analysing a character’s motive).  

 

Maths: Children should already know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables, and this year we will be working on the 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 times tables; help your child to begin to learn these. There are lots of great ways to learn them online. YouTube is great! We will be doing lots of work on written methods for addition and subtraction this term, so please practise these with your child at home. Let them be the teacher to teach you. This is a great way to test their understanding.

 

Topic: There are lots of great Stone Age resources out there online for the children to do their own research. Set them little challenges to see if they can find some fun and interesting facts about the topic that they can then bring into school to share with everyone.

 

Science: Our topic is related to the Stone Age and we will be studying Rock and Soil. We will be looking at properties of rocks. At home, let children pick up rocks and feel them. Encourage them to describe how they feel. Are they all the same? Etc.

 

Spanish: Children will be starting to learn Spanish now that they are in Year 3. This term the children will be introduced to some basic Spanish phrases.

 

PE Days  -  Tuesdays and Wednesday

On these days, your child will need their PE kits.

 

Spelling days – Friday

Please ensure your child has their spelling book in school on a Friday. Children will have a week to learn their spellings. They will be tested on a Friday and spelling homework will also be checked.

 

Homework days

English – English homework will be sent home on Thursday. Please return Monday.

Maths – Maths homework will be sent home on Monday. Please return Thursday.