Year 3 Autumn Term Curriculum
Dear Parents and carers,
We would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to Year 3 and say how much we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead. We hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing summer holiday and are now ready to have a productive and successful Autumn Term.
Each class in the school has a name based on a country. Year 3 will be part of Africa and have the following names: Ghana (Ms Schroder), Morocco (Ms Ross) and Uganda (Ms Neilson). Therefore, this half term, the children will be learning about their class country during literacy and geography lessons. Additionally, we will also be studying Mary Seacole in history lessons as part of Black History month in October.
After half term the children will be studying the period of history known as the Stone Age right up to the Iron Age. They will be investigating the key dates and characteristics of this extremely interesting time period.
In literacy we will cover a variety of different genres including stories, non-chronological reports and poetry. Children will have weekly spelling and grammar lessons to practise key skills in writing. Each week we will be reading with your child and would like to remind you to complete the Home/School Reading Record which will be coming home with your child, which should also be completed when the children read to you each day.
In Maths we will be following the maths curriculum, as well as focussing on regular times tables practise and mental maths skills. The expectation is that all children will build on the table facts they should already know (2x,5x and 10x) and leave Year 3 with secure recall of tables facts 3x, 4x, 8x. To support the children’s learning of their times tables the school uses the on-line program Times Table Rockstars, please do support your child by encouraging them to use it at home daily. In the first instance, we will be introducing the children to the program during computing lessons.
This term our science topics are Light and Rocks and fossils. In R.E. the children will be looking at the topics What is important to me? and Why are religious books and teachings important? In computing we will be looking at online safety and digital literacy.
Workshop: On Tuesday 1st October we are delighted to say that Iroko will be coming to Rokesly Junior School. They will be working with year 3 for the day. The children will be given the chance to experience a part of the rich West African culture, filled with lots of singing, dancing, drumming and story-telling. This workshop has been planned to coincide with Black History month. On the day you will be given the opportunity to watch your children perform (also to take part in in a bit of dancing and drumming yourselves). More details nearer the time will be given.
PE: PE kit should be brought into school each Monday and taken home on Friday to wash. The kit should consist of top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and as the weather gets colder, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long sleeved top so that we can ensure that they can participate in this very important area of the curriculum. Please make sure your child brings their kit in at the start of each week.
Homework/reading/times tables: The homework will be set on Friday and will need to be returned by Tuesday. This will contain a maths task, learning times tables, a set of spellings and handwriting (linked to spellings with a grammar focus).
Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us. We are all really looking forward to the year ahead.
Joanna Neilson, Inez Schroder, Talia Ross (Year 3 Team)
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