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Welcome to a brand new year in Class Three!

 

This half term our topic is 'Wonderful Woodland!' and we will be answering the question, 

'How can we be inspired by nature?'

 

 

Welcome back to a brand new year in Class 3! Hopefully, this year will look a lot more 'normal' than the last with clubs, swimming lessons, school camp and exciting educational visits! Our topic for this half term is 'Wonderful Woodland!' where we will be asking the question: How can we be inspired by nature?

 

In English, we will be focusing on character and setting descriptions, scene descriptions and character/setting comparisons, imitation, innovation and invention of new stories. We will be inspired by a portal story called Elf Road that was written by Pie Corbett. For non-fiction writing, we will be focusing on instruction writing, persuasive letters, job advertisements, wanted posters and non-chronological reports. For whole class reading sessions, we will be reading The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Phillip Pullman. We will complete VIPERS activities linked to this text.  

 

In R.E, we will explore and reflect on our school value of Friendship. We will also be exploring Hinduism and asking the question: How do people worship in Hinduism?

 

In Maths, we will be working on units following the Power Maths programme. Our units for this half term focus on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division. We will also practise and work on our times tables using Times Table Rock Stars every day. Mrs Crocker will give out times tables awards every Friday for the most consistent high scores and for the best progress in times tables! 

 

For Science this half term, Year 3 will focus on plants and Year 4 will focus on living things and natural habitats. Year 3 will develop their understanding of what plants need to grow and will carry out an investigation where they will plant their own seeds. Year 4 will group and compare living things, investigate vertebrates and invertebrates and explore environmental changes.  

 

In Geography, we will explore human geography. We will focus on types of settlements and land use, distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water. We will ask the question: Where would you build a city?

 

In Art, we will explore and compare the work of Claude Monet and Van Gogh and be inspired by these artists to create our own paintings.

 

In DT, we will design, build and evaluate shelters in our outdoor area using natural materials.

 

In PSHE, we will explore health, wellbeing, and relationships. We will be working through these units on the SCARF PSHE programme.

 

Check out this page for photos below, showing all of the wonderful things we have been doing in our learning at school and at home!

 

At home, you can make sure you are working towards your next Reading Karate Band and you can access Sum Dog, Purple Mash, Charanga, Spelling Shed and Times Table Rock Stars using the logins that are on the children's reading records. Remember to practise your spellings that are sent home at the beginning of each half term ready for a weekly spelling test. Our spelling test is every Friday. 

 

Remember that you can also be completing the exciting challenges for the '50 things to do before leaving Primary school'. 

 

Children's Mental Health Week 2021! 'Express Yourself' day!

Spring Home Learning! 2020-2021

Our Autumn 1 DT project - Superhero capes!

Our Stonehenge and Stone Age creations! (Home learning!) 2019-2020

Our amazing Spring term home learning! 2019-2020

Autumn term at school! 2019-2020

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