Year 3 Autumn 2 Term
Welcome back after what we hope was a relaxing break during the half term holiday. We had a really fantastic first half term and we are delighted with how well all the children have settled into the Junior School. There were many highlights over the half term, but the excitement when the children saw their completed tie-dye t-shirts was certainly one of our favourites!
In literacy this half term, we will continue to follow the Talk for Writing scheme with the focus on instruction texts and then move onto adventure recounts and poetry. In maths, we will continue with addition and subtraction and will then be exploring multiplication and division. Our History unit this half term is the Stone Age. The children will be looking at how we know about the Stone Age and how people’s lives changed during this very long period of history. In D&T, we will be studying food production with the focus on bread. Towards the end of the unit the children will take part in a bread making workshop which is one of the highlights of the year. Our science topic this half term is rocks and fossils, which is always an exciting one. The children will be learning how to identify different types of rocks and their uses. Furthermore, they will explore fossils and their importance. In R.E. we will be learning about the life and teachings of Jesus.
As part of our P.E. sessions, the children will be doing hockey (outdoor sessions with Coach Sam) and dance. Every child is required to have a P.E. kit in school which should be in on the Monday and go home on a Friday to be washed. It should consist of a top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and as the weather gets colder, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long-sleeved top. Children must have a separate P.E kit to change into.
Outdoor P.E. am
Indoor P.E. pm
We are delighted to confirm that Iroko will be visiting the Year 3’s for a workshop on Tuesday 8th November where the children will spend the day learning more about the continent of Africa with storytelling, drumming and dance. This is also part of our celebrations of Black History Month. It has always been a highlight of the year and we look forward to welcoming you to see the children perform at 2.30pm in the round hall.
Homework will now be set on a Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. We will still be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths homework. The children will receive spellings each week which will then be tested. In addition, children may also have a written or alternative task linked to the project that they will be completing throughout the half term. As there is an expectation that all children leave Year 3 with a secure recall of all times table and division facts of the 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables, we encourage daily practise using the Times Tables Rockstar program and are seeing great results from those who use it regularly.
It is also crucial that children are reading to an adult every day and this should be recorded in their reading record. We appreciate your support with ensuring these are completed and brought to school each day along with your child’s reading book.
In addition, we continue to visit the school library each week where the children are encouraged to choose a book for themselves. Please remind your child to return their book each week if they have finished it. We are not able to issue a new library book until the previous one is returned. Visits are as follows;
Ghana – Tuesday, Morocco –Tuesday, Uganda – Friday.
Upcoming events and diary dates
8th November – Iroko workshop – Curriculum Links – Class Countries and Black History Month
28th November Uganda and Morocco – Bread Making workshop – Curriculum Links – D&T and History
29th November – Ghana – Bread Making workshop – Curriculum Links – D&T and History
16th December 2021 – Last day of term
The Year 3 team
Feel to free contact our friendly office team with any enquiries you may have.
Phone: 020 8348 0290
Address: Rokesly Avenue, London, N8 8NH
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