Year 3

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Upcoming Dates & Events for Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Learning Letters

Remote Learning

In the event of school closure or children having to self-isolate we will be using online platforms to deliver home learning.  Guidance documents can be downloaded here:

Spring Term 1 2022

Happy New Year! We hope you had a restful break! 

Start and End Times – New drop off and pick up arrangements

The gates will open at 8:40. We will collect the children at 8:50 when the bell rings.
School will finish at 15:25 – parents will be able to come on site to collect their children
who will line up near the main gate.

PLAYTIME SNACKS

Your child can bring in healthy snacks for playtime – please remember that we are Sugar Smart school.

Our topic for this half term is: The Stone Age

 

 

 

 

 

TOPICS

EnglishStone Age Boy
We are focusing on writing to entertain by creating diary entries about life in the Stone Age, using the first person and past tense.
MathsMultiplication and division, measuring – money, statistics, reasoning and problem solving, mental maths.
SciencePlants (identifying and describing the functions of different parts of flowering plants).
ComputingUnderstanding the importance of e-safety and effective use of search engines
Art/DTClose observational drawings of different parts of flowering plants.
GeographyUnderstanding how people lived and evolved in the Stone Age, using primary and secondary resources to learn and ask/answer questions.
Indoor PEDance
Outdoor PERounders
REChristianity – the Bible
PSHEUnderstanding our place in the world
MFLGreetings and numbers

We will continue to incorporate mindfulness and the daily mile into our daily routine in order to help the children with their focus and resilience.

HOME LEARNING

Each Friday a learning letter will be emailed to you, highlighting what we have been learning that week and giving some ideas for extending this learning at home.

Please encourage your child to rehearse their weekly spellings, practise their times tables and keep their reading journal up to date.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING

 

This is something that we always try to focus on as a school, but as we return after what may have been challenging times, we are going to spend quality time looking at our mental well-being. Please speak to your teacher if you have any specific concerns.

Sport plays an important role in our mental well-being. In outdoor PE this term, we will be learning the skills in order to play rounders. In indoor PE we are going to be doing dance with Georgina.

PE DAYS

This term PE will take place on the following days:

ClassIndoor PEOutdoor PE
JoshMondayWednesday
Fiona & SarahWednesdayTuesday
ShonaMondayWednesday
Outdoor PE kit: tracksuit trousers; T-shirt; trainers; jumper if cold.
Indoor PE: shorts; T-shirt.
Remove all jewellery and tie long hair up.

PE kit can be left in school for the half term.

PE KIT

The children can come to school on their PE days already wearing their kit. Alternatively, they can bring a PE kit to change into for PE sessions. Please remember that long hair will need to be tied back.

Indoor PE

Children require shorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings and t-shirt.

Outdoor PE

Children require weather-appropriate clothing. Ensure they have a suitable jumper for when the weather is colder. They should have a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms or leggings. Please ensure they have suitable trainers for outdoor PE.

ENGLISH

We are focusing on writing to entertain this half term.  We are going to begin by looking at the story Stone Age Boy. We will unpick the features of diary writing and practise these skills before writing our own diary entry as if we are living in the Stone Age. We will then be carrying out research in order to create a Stone Age information leaflet.

 

 

MATHS

In Maths we will be deepening our understanding of multiplication and division. We will look at the more formal method for multiplying 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. We will also be looking at calculating with money. We continue to work on our speed at answering mental maths questions!

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD

In Science we will be exploring plants. We will be  identifying and describing the functions of different parts of flowering plants and looking at these growing in our school environment.

 

In RE we will be focusing on Christianity and understanding why the Bible is important to Christians.

COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

French flag

We will be using our oracy skills to discuss the books we are reading by questioning, clarifying and summarising parts of the texts. We will also become experts sharing information we have learnt about the Stone Age. In French we will be learning how to greet each other and numbers up to twenty.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN

We will be working on our close observational drawing skills this term, looking at the parts of plants and flowers as our stimulus. We will also be creating cave paintings using materials we have scavenged as our media.

COMPUTING

In computing we will be focusing on the importance on keeping safe online and when using apps.

Bug Club

Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.

This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.

Logins & passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.

If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held at the school Reception desk.

BUG CLUB

IF YOUR CHILD IS ISOLATING, SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES CAN BE FOUND HERE:

Spring Term 1

English

Maths

Autumn Term 1 2021

Start and End Times

Drop off and pick up will be at the main gate. There will be a soft start to the school day with Year 3 children arriving from 8:45 – 8:55 and going straight to their classrooms. Parents are able to come on site at the end of the day to pick up their children who will line up near the main gate.

Welcome back to Kilmorie!  We have missed you all over the summer. This term we are hoping to make your time at school as normal as possible.

Our topic for this half term is The Street Beneath My Feet.

 

 

TOPICS

English

Here We Are

The Street Beneath My Feet (instruction writing, non-chronological report). We are focusing on writing to inform.

MathsPlace value, addition and subtraction, reasoning and problem solving, reading and writing numbers, mental maths.
ScienceRocks and Soils (investigating the uses of different types of rocks, researching the world land masses)
ComputingExplain the importance of e-safety and effective use of search engines
Art/DTUsing charcoal and pastels to create volcanoes.
GeographyUsing atlases and aerial maps to explore continents and oceans
Indoor PEGymnastics
Outdoor PEBadminton
REPeace
PSHEUnderstanding our place in the world
MFLGreetings and numbers

We will continue to incorporate mindfulness and the daily mile into our daily routine in order to help the children with their focus and resilience.

HOME LEARNING

Each Friday a learning letter will be emailed to you, highlighting what we have been learning that week and giving some ideas for extending this learning at home.

Please remember it is really important to encourage your child to read at home and to discuss their reading with you.

PE DAYS

This term PE will take place on the following days:

ClassIndoor PEOutdoor PE
JoshTuesdayWednesday
Fiona & SarahTuesdayWednesday
ShonaWednesdayTuesday
Outdoor PE kit: tracksuit trousers; T-shirt; trainers; jumper if cold.
Indoor PE: shorts; T-shirt.
Remove all jewellery and tie long hair up.

PE kit can be left in school for the half term.

The children will be thinking about their place in the world, using the text Here We Are? by Oliver Jeffers for inspiration. This will lead into the changing land masses from the beginning of time!

We will be thinking about how the world has changed through the ages and the history that can be found beneath our feet.

Mental an Physical Wellbeing

 

This is something that we always try to focus on as a school, but as we return after what may have been challenging times, we are going to spend quality time looking at our mental well-being. Please speak to your teacher if you have any specific concerns.

PE KIT

The children can come to school on their PE days already wearing their kit. Alternatively, they can bring a PE kit to change into for PE sessions. Please remember that long hair will need to be tied back.

Indoor PE

Children require shorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings and t-shirt.

Outdoor PE

Children require weather-appropriate clothing. Ensure they have a suitable jumper for when the weather is colder. They should have a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms or leggings. Please ensure they have suitable trainers for outdoor PE.

ENGLISH

We are focusing on writing to inform this half term. We are going to begin by looking at volcanoes. We will unpick the features of instruction writing and non-chronological reports. We will be writing our own instructions on how to make a volcano. We will then develop our report writing skills to write a non-chronological report on the different types of volcanoes.

 

 

MATHS

in Maths we will be deepening our understanding of place value. We will look at how to partition, order and compare numbers. We will then move onto using the column method for addition and subtraction. Throughout the year we will be learning mental strategies that can be used to answer questions.

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD

in Science we will be exploring rocks and soils. We will learn about the different types of rocks and consider the characteristics of each type.

In RE we will be focusing on acts of peace across different religions. We will explore how land masses have changed over time.

COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

We will be using our oracy skills to discuss local, national and international issues.In French we will be learning how to greet each other and how to recite numbers up to twenty.

 

 

EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN

We will take inspiration from a range of artists to create Pop Art relating to our topic. The children will also have a weekly music lesson and singing assembly.

COMPUTING

In computing we will be focusing on the importance of keeping safe online and when using apps.

 

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