Year 3

Autumn Term

Miss Stark 3S

Miss Bird 3B

Spring term

This term, our learning will be taking a trip through time, travelling back to The Ages! Children will be learning all about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, how people lived in them and how life developed through each period.

We will be writing an explanation text on ‘How to train a Gronkle Dragon’ and an instruction text on ‘How to wash a woolly mammoth’. We will also be learning a new skill of writing direct speech based on the story of ‘Little Dragon’.

During group reading, we will be continuing to develop our fluency and comprehension through reading a combination of fiction and non-fiction texts. These include Roald Dahl’s ‘The Enormous Crocodile’, Jill Tomlinson’s ‘The Otter Who Wanted To Know’ and information text ‘Skara Brae’.

Our number skills focus this term will be mental arithmetic within 100, alongside times tables practice for threes, fours, sixes and eights. This is to prepare us for our Year 4 multiplication check next year and can also be practiced at home using our ‘Learning Links’ page on Google Classroom. In maths lessons, we will be continuing our addition and subtraction learning, building up to multiplication and division.

In our DT learning, children will have the opportunity to create an electrostatic game. In Art, we will be looking at cartoon images using skills such as tint and tone.

We will continue to have PE on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please send children to school in their PE kits on these days.

Homework is set on a Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday, this is always given as a slip in their planner and set on Google Classroom. At The Oaks, we expect children to read at least four times a week. Children will be rewarded for completing this regular reading, so please make sure it is recorded in planners.

We are really looking forward to travelling through time and rocking through our learning.

Rendlesham Forest trip letter.docx