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Welcome to Year 3 Autumn 1 2020



In Literacy lessons this half term we will be looking at the book Kringlekrax by Philip Ridley. We will be learning to use expanded noun phrases and ambitious vocabulary to describe characters and settings, write in role using the correct tense and write a piece of dialogue within a contexts.  The unit of work will conclude with the children writing their own newspaper reports on a key part of the story and writing a non-chronological report about crocodiles 



This half term we will be initially focusing on Addition and Subtraction moving to the column method alongside continuing to fill the gaps in children's knowledge from lock-down. We will then move on to Multiplication and Division.(See below the section on Homework for Times tables)



In Science this half term children will be answering the key Question "How does a magnetic force work ?" They will be exploring which materials are magnetic and the terms attract and repel. They will also be exploring friction on different surfaces and learn new scientific vocabulary (See Useful Documents below for further details)



This half term our topic will have a again have a historical flavour and will be based on the Romans. Children will answer the key question "What did the Romans ever do for us?" They will explore timelines including the term AD and BC. They will look at key places in Ancient Roman and the concept on an Empire before learning about the legacy left by the Romans. 



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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