This term our topic is ‘Stone Age to the Iron Age’. We will find out what Britain was like during the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. We will be finding out how early hunter-gatherers lived and even meeting a Stone Age boy.
In The Way, The Truth and The Life our topic is ‘The Christian Family. We will develop our understanding that the Church is the family of God and know that we join this family when we receive the Sacrament of Baptism. We will learn what happens at Baptism and learn about the signs used and why they are used. We learn about the promises made by parents and godparents at Baptism and develop their understanding of the Sacrament of Baptism.
We will still be consolidating our place value knowledge in maths and building on our understanding of 3 digit numbers while rehearsing formal written methods for addition and subtraction. Then we will be moving on to multiplication and division! We will be developing our known number facts and exploring ways we can use what we already know to help us solve multiplication facts we haven’t yet learnt! Learning new multiplication and division facts as well as not forgetting to rehearse the ones we already know and using Times Table Rock Stars to help increase our speed and fluency!
In English, Comprehension and Guided Reading will be a key focus this half term. Looking at the different content domains and making sure that we look back at the text to find the answers. We will be playing reading detective and looking for evidence from the text to back up our answers.
In Science we are studying Rocks and Soils! We will become Earth Scientists and investigate what the surface of the Earth is made from. Recognising that there are different rocks and soils which have different properties and appearances. We will describe how fossils are formed, make our own fossil and study the work of early palaeontologist, Mary Anning.
Year 3 are hopefully going to begin learning to play the ukulele this year, in the very musically capable hands of Mrs Grice!
For computing we will be focusing on basic skills including typing, how to effectively use a keyboard and a range of shortcuts that will help us save time when word processing.
P.E. will be on Tuesday please make sure that P.E. kits (pumps or trainers) are worn to school. We obviously don’t want anyone to miss out and if they don’t have kit and correct footwear it may mean they can’t join in.
Mrs Grice will teach Year 3 on a Wednesday morning and will be covering Music and French with them.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of staff.