Year 3 @ Mount Street Primary
Welcome to the Autumn Term in Year 3!
This term, we will be studying an engaging array of topics across the subjects, including continuing to develop our love of reading. Our author study this term will be focused on Tom Mclaughlin, who wrote ‘The Accidental Prime Minster’ (this term’s whole class novel).
As ever, if you have any questions or queries, please do get in touch via Dojo or the school office. We will always do our best to answer any questions while ensuring that your child is happy in school.
In Maths, we will be consolidating our learning about place value and operations from Year 2, with daily arithmetic questions. At the start of the term we will expand our Maths knowledge by moving from the ones and tens into the hundreds. Then, we will apply this knowledge when learning how to add and subtract. After half term, we will revise our knowledge of times tables and start to multiply and divide. All children will be expected to revise their times tables at home on a daily basis.
Our class book for this term is ‘The Accidental Prime Minster' by Tom McLaughlin. In English, we will be using our class book as inspiration for writing an adventure story. We will also be discussing and writing our own instruction texts on how to care for prehistoric creatures. Furthermore, we will be exploring shape/calligram poems and the use of figurative devices within them. Within all our writing, we will be working on a range of grammatical features including the use of fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and continuing to use a range of conjunctions to expand our sentences. Reading, spelling and handwriting will be practiced weekly.
In Science, we will be investigating forces and plants. We will use our scientific skills to conduct experiments and discuss our findings. Throughout our lessons, we will use our scientific skills to conduct experiments and discuss our findings.
In History, we will be studying the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will be researching key events and exploring what happened during this time.
In Geography we will be learning about settlements and considering how land is used.
This year we will be learning to play the recorder. We will have a specialist music teacher come into the classroom and develop the children technique playing and their ability to read the music they are playing.
In Autumn 1, we will be continuing to develop our movement skills, with a focus on Dance. We will also be developing our knowledge and skills in invasion games, with a focus on improving our ball skills and how we can link these together in a game. In Autumn 2, we will start to work on our athletic skills, with a focus on running at different speeds and performing a running jump.
- P.E. will be on Wednesday and Friday
- Homework will be given out on a Tuesday and will be due in on the following Monday.
- Guided reading books will be checked daily. The children are expected to read for a minimum of 10 minutes a day. This will need to be recorded in their books and signed by an adult.
- Please come in to see me if you want to discuss anything.