Welcome to Year 3!
Our fiction text this term is Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett.
We will be writing, editing and improving a range of different text types including a non-chronological report and to write Sunny Meerkat’s Travel Diary in the first person.
In all of our writing, we will continue to focus on neat, joined handwriting; use of a dictionary for spellings and including the learnt grammar and punctuation. This term, the children will become more confident to edit and improve their writing independently before presenting their final version.
- Place value
- Addition and Subtraction (mental and written methods; problem solving)
- Angles , turns and lines
- Multiplication and division, including 8 and 9 times tables.
Some useful websites for you to use at home are:
- Making predications based on primary historical sources.
- Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms, including place names and village life
- Anglo-Saxon art and culture linked to the Staffordshire Hoard
- The importance of Lichfield and Tamworth in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia
Our art and will be linked to our theme of the Staffordshire Hoard. During lessons, we will look at designs used in the Hoard, as well as making jewellery, swords and shields.
Animals and Humans
In our science lessons we will investigate:
The children will analyse the benefits of a well-balanced diet in the context of sandwich snacks. They will get to taste a variety of breads before designing, making and evaluating their own sandwich creation.
In French this term, the children will be learning colours and animals. Lessons will focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing through songs, games and activities.
Children will be focusing on improving their striking and fielding skills through playing rounders and cricket.
In computing, the children using their presentation skills to develop a branching story.
During our RE lessons, we are studying Ascension and Pentecost and the Journey of Life for different religions.