We would like to welcome you all back to school and hope you had a lovely summer with your families. This half term Goldfinch and Jackdaw will be reading "Ferno the Fire Dragon" from the popular Beast Quest series of books.
They will be using reading skills, such as prediction, inference and language skills, to respond to the text. The story will also be used to inspire the writing of various genres - diary entries, letter writing, describing settings and characters and, eventually, their own adventure story based on their own beast.
In Maths, the children will be reinforcing their place value knowledge from Year 2 and will use practical resources to support their understanding of increasingly larger numbers. Children will then be going on to using the same practical resources to embed their understanding of the 4 operations. They will learn to become less reliant on these resources as they move onto representing these operations both pictorially and in the abstract. They will then be able to apply these skills to real life problems.
In Science, the children will be looking at animals including humans. They will be looking at the importance of skeletons, muscles and nutrition. We will be exploring these in practical sessions.
In Geography, we are looking at map reading. On a quest to find a dragon, we will be learning how to use compass directions, 4 point grid references and symbols to support their journey.
In Art, the children will be designing and sketching their own mythical beasts.
All homework is handed out on a Wednesday and is due in the following Monday. Children have Home Learning Books for Maths and Literacy that they need to complete their homework in.
Year 3 will have PE Tuesday and Thursdays and Swimming on alternating Tuesday afternoons.
They will be also be lucky enough to take part in Listen2Me music lessons on a Friday.
Library days are on a Friday for Jackdaw and Goldfinch class. Children will be expected to bring in their library book during these times so that they have the opportunity to change it for a new one.