Year 3

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Year 3

Autumn Term

We have had a busy few months in Year 3, getting back into the routine of school and learning a lot of new things.  We have learned all about school rules and responsibilities in RE and PSHE, especially as there are new rewards and consequences in the Juniors.

In English, we have read lots of Horrid Henry stories and even wrote our own ‘Horrid Henry Fairytale’, for our stories with familiar settings.  We have followed instructions on how to make snowflakes and play games too.  This half-term, we are in the middle of completing our animal fact posters and writing our non-chronological reports about them.  Next week, will see the start of our humorous poems and we will also write a letter to Father Christmas.

In Reading, the class have been very entertained by The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and all his adventures.  This has helped our reading skills a lot and we are able to find evidence in the text.  We have also linked this to our Art topic of Scrap Art and DT topic of designing and building a robot using scrap, recycled materials.

In Maths, we are still revisiting our 2, 5 and 10 times tables but have also been becoming experts at our 3, 4 and 8 times tables too.  The children are also striving to complete these to earn a certificate too.  Our main focus this term has been place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division.  After Christmas, we will focus on fractions, decimals and percentages.

In Science, we have learned all about healthy eating and bodies and how our skeletons and muscles work.  We have conducted experiments to see if taller children with longer bones and muscles could throw further.  We are about to analyse the results this week to find out the answer, so watch this space.

In History, the children got to go to Kirkby High to learn about Stone Age people and the Skara Brae settlement and in Geography, we’re learning all about where our food comes from and food miles.  In French, we are learning the colours and how greet people.  In PE, it’s all about invasion games and dodging the ball.

We have been continuing our Choir club, which a lot of children attend, as well as, Board Games and Lego Club, Multi Sport, Art Club, Cross-Country and Funky Music.  As you can see it has been a very busy term and now we are starting to learn songs for the Christmas concert to end our great term.

Next term, we will be learning about Greek Myths in English, reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis in our Reading Journal work.  In Science, it will be all about magnets and rocks and for Geography, Our Local Area and Extreme Earth.