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Year 3 2021 - 2022

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Autumn Term 2021


Hazel Class: Mrs Caldecott (Mon-Wed)


Mr Jones (Thurs-Fri)

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Birch Class: Miss Whelan

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Autumn Term 2021

Welcome back! We hope that you have all enjoyed your summer holidays! We are so excited to get this new term underway and have lots of fun activities planned for you all.

Our topic for this term is ‘Fit for Life’. As part of this topic the children will be taught two science units ‘Movement and Feeding’ and ‘Human Nutrition’. They will learn about the right types of nutrition for all animals and what makes a balanced diet. The children will develop their understanding personal health and investigate the simple functions and parts of the digestive system. We will also be exploring 'food around the world'  and looking at where it comes from and how it gets onto our breakfast tables!  

 

English

First of all, we will be reading and exploring the book  'Seal Surfer’ by Michael Foreman and following the Pathways to Write unit. Alongside this, we will be reading ‘The Sea book’ by Charlotte Milner. We will continue with our whole class reading sessions where we will really push our reading skills. In the second half term, we will reading 'Winter's Child' by Angela McAllister as well as 'Ice Palace' by Robert Swindells. 

Here is the overview of books we will be reading as a stimulus for our English lessons:

Autumn Term

Seal Surfer

Winter's Child

Spring Term
Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura
 

Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies
 

Summer Term 
Journey by Aaron Becker


Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hoffmeyer

Click here to play games to help make your writing even better.

 

Maths

Maths: Our first focus will be on place value where the children will be learning how to read and write numbers in words and numerals, compare and order numbers, find more or less than a given number and count in multiples of 50 and 100. We will then move on to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will use mental and written methods to answer calculations, solve problems in involving the four number operations and use money in practical contexts. Then finally, the children will focus on measurement. They will learn how to measure length in m, cm and mm and compare lengths, solve problems and measure the perimeter of 2D shapes. The children will also continually work on times tables – your support with this is much appreciated!

Don't forget to practise, practise and practise those times tables!

How good are you at your times tables? Click here to find out. Remember to continue to log in to TT Rockstars.

To play games relating to the topics we will cover in Maths lessons this year, click on the words highlighted below. 

Autumn Term Topics
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication and Division
Place Value

Spring Term Topics
Multiplication and Division
Money
Statistics
Length and Perimeter

Summer Term Topics
Fractions
Time
Properties of Shapes
Mass and Capacity

Homework

You will need to log in to Google Classroom to access the homework.

Fri

English

Maths

 

Set on Google Classroom on a Friday. 

Due in the following Wednesday.

Fri

Spelling

We will set a weekly list on the Google Classroom. 

These will be tested the following Friday.

Every day

Reading

TT Rockstars

Please try to read as much as you can, each day if possible.
Reading books need to be returned to school on a Friday and a new book will be sent home on a Monday.

Also log in to TT Rockstars to help to speed up your recall of times tables.

 

P.E. days

Hazel: Mondays and Fridays.

Birch: Mondays and Tuesdays.

Children need to come into school in their PE kits on their PE day. 

 

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