Welcome to the Autumn Term in Year 3!
In maths we will learn about numbers and what they represent. The children will be looking at three digit numbers and need to understand what each digit in a three digit number stands for. In the first half term we will cover place value and addition and subtraction including using the formal columnar method for addition and subtraction. During the second half term, we look at multiplication, division and measurement. We will be developing problem solving skills and the use of the bar model to solve problems throughout these units. We will also be learning our 3 times tables.
In Literacy, we will be developing a love for and understanding of poetry. We will learn a poem off by heart to perform to the rest of the school as well as creating our own creative pieces. Following on from this, we will move on to exploring Instruction writing linking to our Stone Age topic. We will be working on using subordination, inverted commas for direct speech and continuing to use a range of conjunctions in our writing. Reading, spelling and handwriting will continue on a daily basis.
During the first half term we are looking at light. We will consider light sources and reflection as well as how shadows are formed. We will also consider how reflective substances can be used for safety.
In the second half term we are studying forces and magnets. We will use practical experiments to study gravity and force, we will explore magnetism and learn how to record data.
Our topic is ‘The Stone Age to the Iron Age’ We will be learning about this fascinating period of history and the children will be using their enquiry skills to find out lots of facts about this period of time including how people lived, what clothes they had, what they ate, how they lived and how they survived.
In art we will look at cave paintings and research famous artists. In D.T. we are making clay pots.
In music, we will be learning to play the glockenspiel, singing and learning about the pentatonic scale.
In computing we will begin to look at computer based programming using the programme Scratch, this will include the children making their own animation.
In P.E. the children will be continuing with their fundamental skills and they will be introduced to basketball and hockey.
In R.E. we will be exploring Hinduism and the Christmas Story.
This year we are going to be learning Spanish, which will start with basic conversational skills and counting. We will also be learning about Christmas in Spain
For SMSC we will be taking part in Friendship Week, visiting the Life Ed Caravan and looking at what makes us unique.
Mr Young, Miss Sykes and Miss Ramsden