Ms Woods- Class Teacher
Mrs Goss - Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Walker - Learning Support Assistant
Home work due in.
Home work given out
P.E: It is essential that children have a full kit of white t-shirt and black shorts, including pumps.
Homework is due in every Tuesday and sent home on Thursday.
This half term
As part of our Anglo Saxon and Viking topic, we will focusing on Anglo Saxons this half term and learning all about what life was like during this period. We will find out about the different settlements and locate these on a map of the UK. We will learn about village life, how they built their homes, what jobs they did, look at artefacts and what they tell us about Anglo-Saxon life. We will and also learn about their religion and the gods they worshipped and how why they converted to Christianity.
In English, we will be discussing and debating issues that we are ‘for’ and ‘against’ and writing letters to persuade people to change their minds about these issues.
We will then be exploring the language choices used by the author and exploring the imagery it creates (through drama and role play) in a book called ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’ by Joe Todd-Stanton which is a mythical story set in the Viking era. We will be writing a newspaper article about a wolf attack on the village in the story and also writing our own adventure about Arthur’s voyage to the land of the Viking Gods.
In Guided Reading, we will be reading ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’ and focusing on a range of objectives using our Answer, Prove and Explain skills. We will be looking at how language and structure contribute to meaning when reading, responding to illustration and interrelationship with text, predicting, exploring language choices of author and visualisation using that language, develop understanding of mythical tales and ancient storytelling, and considering character’s motives and actions and feelings.
In Maths, we will continue to develop our knowledge and use of mental and written methods of division to divide three digit numbers. We will be developing our knowledge of fractions by learning to count up and down in tenths; dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10. We will also learn to recognise and use fractions as numbers, as a discreet set of objects using unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators. We will also solve problems involving these fractions.
In science, we will continue to learn about ‘Rocks and Soils.’ This will include the children examining and man-made and non man-made rocks and how they are formed, investigating properties of rocks and soils, understanding and explaining the fossilisation process and comparing them to the animals they belong to and learning about the Paleontologist Mary Anning and theories about fossils.
Class assembly highlights
My New Class
My New Classroom
If you have any questions or suggestions for any of the Year 3 team please send us a message.