Welcome to Year 3!
The year 3 team this year is:
Asteroid class: Mr Claridge
Comet class: Miss Stone
Support staff: Mrs Curtis and Miss Akram
English (Spring Term):
In the spring term, we will focus on non fiction texts such as non chronological reports on animals to support our topic Predator.
We will also be working hard to learn key spellings and practise cursive handwriting so that we begin to feel like proud writers. We encourage parents to consolidate this learning at home and links to key words and spelling strategies can be found above. Phonics Play is also a great resource with many games and strategies for spelling that you can sign up to for free. You can also log on to Letterjoin (www.letterjoin.co.uk) to support your children with the cursive letter formation.
Maths (Autumn Term)
During the Autumn term in Maths we like to ensure that the children have a secure grasp of place value and number knowledge. The first topic we cover is numbers to 1000, where the children are able to consolidate skills learnt from Key Stage one.
After this, the majority of the Autumn term is spent on the four main operations + - x ÷. Children spend a long term consolidating the column method for subtraction and addition, with and without renaming.
Topic (Spring Term):
For the first half of the spring term, our topic is Predator.
This half term, we’ll invite some amazing animals into our classroom to discover how they move, what they feel like and what they eat. We’ll learn about the different parts of a plant and how some plants are predators! From our investigations about the human skeleton, we’ll find out how muscle make the bones move. We’ll investigate food chains and learn about how animals find their food. Using the internet, we’ll discover a range of animals and discover where crocodiles live. We will also find out who is the fastest in the class and how we compare to wild animals.
Year 3 visit to Wenzel Factory
To engage the children in this terms topic, Scrummdiddlyumptious, year 3 visited the Wenzel’s factory. Full of excitement, the children prepared to be bakers for the morning ensuring they had apron and hair nets on to keep up with health and safety regulations. With the help from Colin, an experienced baker, the children worked together to make the dough which they then went on to create their own shaped loaf. While waiting for the Loaf to bake, the children continued to be creative decorating gingerbread men and cupcakes with butter cream, smarties and hundreds of thousands. Once ready, the children returned with their warm fresh bread and highly colourful gingerbread men and cupcakes. It should be said that the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves as did staff and it has sparked a real interest within the year group.