ENGLISH: In Class 3 our topic this term will be Explorers and our English work will be based around the fabulous book Shackleton’s Journey. We will be learning to write letters, diary entries and we may even have time for a newspaper article or two. If parents have any expert knowledge of Shackleton they would like to share or anything interesting to bring in please let Mr Care know. This English topic will be linked with geography work on map reading, exploring different climates and locational knowledge. It will also provide the basis of PSHE work themed around teamwork and collaboration.
MATHS: We will be learning about multiplication and division. Times tables will be sent home weekly and regularly used in class, so it is very important the children begin to learn them off by heart. Remember, you can help your child with division by using the language of dividing and sharing at home. For example, when cutting a cake or a pizza.
Our music and ICT will link to our topic work this half term and our DT project this will be designing a sea worthy vessel to explore the Antarctic! Our PE will be dance and hockey. As we will be outdoors please bring some tracksuit bottoms and a hoodie or warm top to keep warm.
English: This half term, we will begin a new unit of work based on newspaper reports linked to natural disasters. The children will have a chance to interview witnesses and write their own reports based on a real event in school. We will then record our own news broadcasts.
Maths: We will be learning how to read and interpret graphs and then moving on to addition/subtraction strategies using 3-digit numbers. Children will be applying their understanding of place value, accurately using their number bonds.
Humanities: we will be finishing our topic on the Romans, focusing on the eruption of Pompeii. We will then explore Diwali and Hanukkah - Festivals of Light. We will begin rehearsing for our first performance in the Christmas panto!
Science: This will be focussed on healthy eating and what animals and humans need to survive.
Art/DT: We will be learning to use shade, tone and tint to improve our painting and drawing skills.
English: Our topic for this half term will be the Romans. We will be focusing on story writing and using the book Across the Roman Wall as our inspiration (coupled with plenty of drama work). We will use this to learn about writing descriptively, settings and characterisation. We will also be learning to write postcards and letters.
Maths: We will be following the national curriculum for year 3 maths, the term will begin with work on numbers within 100 and consolidating our understanding of base ten. We will be learning to use known facts (doubles, times tables, 1 more/ less, number bonds, etc) to help improve our mental calculation. We will be using bar models to represent addition and subtraction problems.
Art/DT- We will be researching, designing and making our own Roman mosaics out of clay, as well as shields later on in the term.
Science: we will be learning about light and will be investigating shadows and reflection. It would be great if children can bring their own torch for these lessons and if they have anything interesting they would like to share for show and tell in this topic Thursday afternoon is the time to bring it in. Children will learn how to present information in tables, graphs and diagrams. There will be lots of opportunity for learning new spellings of scientific vocabulary.