Welcome to the wonderful world of Juniors.
This term we will be settling into Year Three with some exciting topics. Read below to find out more.
This half term we will be working with Place Value
We will be taught to:
We will read a book called The Stone Age Boy and remember our fabulous descriptive writing.
We will learn noun phrases and preposition whilst also learning about the stone age in History.
Science this term will look at Rocks and Soils. We will:
compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.
We begin at the Stone Age, investigating how people lived and learnt so many years ago. We link our History to our English and Science to take a deeper dive into the life of the hunter gatherers.
Our big question in RE will ask "Why is the Church important to Christians?" We will look at the many parts of a Church and items inside, finding out what they do and comparing different Churches around us.
This term we have PE on a Tuesday with Mr Hall and on a Wednesday with Mr Kelly.
Please make sure you have an indoor and outdoor kit with you on both days.
Following the topic of the Stone Age, we will draw ans sketch with charcoal before venturing outside to make our own Stone Age pictures with Stone Age features out of berries, mud and leaves.
Our first topic is keeping clean and staying organised. It helps us to prepare for Juniors before moving into our PSHE stories. We also have lessons on Picture News which allows us to discuss recent and relevant information from the news in a child friendly, informative way. Our My Happy Mind programme will be completed every Tuesday, helping with mental health in the classrooms through modules called 'Meet your brain' and 'celebrate.'
We will begin by using e safety and word processing in our lessons. We will talk about being safe online, save, edit and create work whilst learning to type with 2 hands.
We will listen to and explore the carnival of the animals, using drawing to express our feelings.
English Homework and spellings:
Homework is a little different this year as it will all be set online and not given back to your teacher. For English homework I will set weekly spellings online and provide you with a reading book for which you can keep for a week at home. The Lemur class will change their books every Friday so please make sure your reading book is in school that day. Even if you haven't managed to finish the book please do still bring it in so we can check your progress with it.
You can also read online at https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
There is a star Icon at the bottom of our Year 3 Page called Homework where you can find your weekly homework tasks. You will also find the spellings tab below where you can play games and login to oxford owl to support your learning further.
You will find your maths homework on the my maths website and the log in has been sent home individually.
Please complete the week that has been set online.