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 the Church”. Your child will become familiar with the Sacraments of Baptism, the Eucharist and Confirmation. We will explore the words, actions and symbols that are used in each of the Sacraments. You could talk to your child about their own Baptism or another child’s Baptism that you attend and recall what happened.
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 that comprises of 5 different activities and will work as a carousel system throughout the week. 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: The Stone Age is one of the newer topics on the curriculum and there are lots of great 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, Forces and Magnets. 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 as well as learning some names of animals.
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.
English – English homework will be sent home on Thursday. Please return Monday.
Maths – Maths homework will be sent home on Monday. Please return Thursday.