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Year 3 teachers

Mr Duncan Johnstone. Year Lead 3DJ
Mrs Hannah Hughes 3DJ (Thurs and Fri)
Miss Faye Katirai 3FK
Mr Daniel Good 3DG

Year 3 Teaching Assistants

Mrs Clare Allard
Mr Alan Pearson 1 : 1
Miss Helen Lloyd  1 : 1

Welcome to Year 3 Autumn 1 2020



In Literacy lessons this half term we will be looking at the book "Into the Forest" by Antony Browne. We will be learning to expand noun phrases to describe characters and settings and using conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs as sentence openers. The unit of work will conclude with the children writing their own stories including characters from well-known stories. (See the English Learning Journey in the useful documents section below for more details.)



This half term we will be initially focusing on Place Value and seeking to fill the gaps in teaching created by Lock-Down. We will then move onto the four operations of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.(See below the section on Homework for Times tables)



In Science this half term children will be answering the key Question " What Makes a Shadow?" They will learn new scientific vocabulary and conclude by making their own shadow puppet show. (See Useful Documents below for further details)



This half term our topic will have a historical flavour and will be based on the Stone Age. Children will answer the key question "How do we know about the Stone Age?" They will learn key vocabulary and will hopefully visiting a local stone aged site if Covid restrictions allow. (See useful Documents below for more detail)   



1. SPELLINGS. Each Friday children will be tested on spellings. Many of these will come from the Yr 3 / Year 4 Statutory spelling lists. (See the Useful Documents section below) New spelling will also be given out that day for the following week.

2. READING Each child should read to an adult at home at least three times a week. This should be recorded in their Reading Records. Due to Covid restrictions we would ask that this only comes to school on a Monday and will be returned the same day.

3. TIMES TABLES. We will start the year refreshing the 2 , 5 and 10 times tables to fill any gaps from Lock-Down before tackling the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. A fun and engaging way to practice these tables is through the website TT Rockstars. The children's log-ins are recorded in their reading records. Please speak to your class teacher if you have any problems accessing the site. 




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