Year 3 Green Class
Teacher: Miss Skues
This term we will be studying 'Leon and The Place Between' by Grahame Baker-Smith. We will use this text to help develop our grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and improve our description and story writing.
We will also identify features of persuasive texts and write advertisements for a magic show or circus.
This term we are starting a new whole school reading scheme, called 'Destination Reader', where the children will be actively involved in reading a range of texts and questioning each other about them.
We will continue to work hard to join our handwriting and improve the presentation of work.
The children will be given spellings to learn every Monday. They will write the words in their home/school reading books to practise at home as well as every day at school, before a test on Friday. We will also recap using phonics to spell words and spelling words with suffixes and prefixes and homophones.
Home school reading books are checked every Friday and children who have read at least five times will then be entered into a raffle to win a small prize. Please remember to sign the home/school book every time you hear your child read.
We will start the term by consolidating our work on the addition and subtraction of three digit numbers, before going onto multiplication and division.
In all areas of maths, the children will be encouraged to explain their reasoning and discuss their work using appropriate vocabulary.
Throughout the year we will continue to develop our mental maths skills. This will including practising times tables, counting in groups of 3,4, 8 and 50 and addition and subtraction facts for 10, 20 and 100.
This term our topic is "It's Magic!" and the focus is Science and Technology based. We will be answering the question, "What is an illusion?".
Through our Design Technology lessons, we will be investigating different mechanisms, before designing a poster with moving parts.
In Science, we will be studying forces and magnets. We will learn how to answer scientific questions by planning and conducting investigations, recording results and drawing conclusions.
The children will continue to practise their drumming skills in Music this term. This is taught by a specialist music teacher.
In French this term, we will continue to practise asking and answering simple questions.
In PSHE our topic is "Celebrating Difference" and in RE we are focusing on the Christian Value of Forgiveness. We will also be looking at Judaism, and making comparisons with Christianity.
This term PE is on a MONDAY. The children will be working collaboratively to practise and develop a gymnastic sequence using "A Kind of Magic" by Queen as a stimulus. As part of our ICT sessions, they will be videoing their performances and using their videos to help identify ways in which they can improve their work. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school and has removed earrings where possible, or can do so themselves.