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Welcome to Year 3 - Mr Dewey and Ms Foster, Mrs. Luckham & Mrs. Hierons

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Welcome back to Crabs and Happy New Year to all!

We are all incredibly excited as we kick off our new calendar year with our cross curricular topic, ‘Art on your doorstep’. This Unit is focussed on artists. Pupils will explore what it is to be an artist and find out about local and other artists. You need to set up an ‘artist’s studio’ in the classroom for pupils to use – with flowers and plants for them to draw or paint. Pupils will experience visiting art and artists, questioning, reading, research, writing an information leaflet about an artist and making their own 3D artwork.  The unit culminates in an Art exhibition. Pupils will develop their geography skills by using maps of their local area to identify and record, devising a key, local art and artists. They will develop history skills through researching a local place connected to artists and find out how it has changed. 

Our second cross curricular topic is called ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’. In this Unit, pupils will become a team of geologists, palaeontologists, seismologists and jewellery experts finding out about rocks and fossils in a variety of forms. They will investigate rocks in their local environment and explore changes over time, as well as investigating rocks by searching for crystals and fossils within. Pupils will make links between rocks and volcanoes and later, rocks and soils based on their own questioning and research. They will find out about how living things can be ‘turned to stone’ as fossils and will make their own fossil cast. Pupils will consider fact and fiction, when investigating stories about the world’s most famous and infamous diamonds. An inquiry will help pupils find out about gems, precious stones, fossils, crystals and minerals, followed by an opportunity to design their own jewelled item.

Our third topic is ‘Around the world in 20 days’ In this Unit, the pupils will meet three children from around the world. They will explore the children’s home countries (Great Britain, France and The USA) and find out about the similarities and differences between their lives. In geography, they will find out about the different countries terrains, climate and customs using photographs, videos and music. They will be working towards creating a display for each country to be shown at a school ‘Holiday Fair’. In English, the pupils will study a fable from each country (Br’er Rabbit, Reynard the Fox and Chicken Licken) and will write a similar fable of their own. They will also create a tourist information leaflet (for children) to be displayed at the ‘Holiday Fair’.

We will be having a big P.E. session on Mondays and Fridays and are hoping to make the most of the sunshine while it is still here. Ensure that you have your labelled PE kit in school every day however, just in case there are other activities which require kit.

English lessons will be exciting and inspiring and will give your children an opportunity to read and write various genres. We will be focusing hard on GPS this term so please practise spellings weekly and read at least four times a week.

There will be a daily maths lessons which will cover the national curriculum new programme of study for Y3. This will cover multiplication and division, measurement, money, statistics, length & perimeter and fractions. In addition to this, times table practise will continue with a weekly test and levels and challenges will be set on TT Rockstars.

Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mr Dewey

 

WELCOME TO YEAR 3

Welcome to Year 3 with Mr Dewey (the class teacher) Miss Foster, Mrs Hagger and Mrs Luckham. (Teaching assistants).

We are all incredibly excited as we kick off our new academic year with our cross curricular topic, ‘Animals and Humans’. During our lessons, the pupils will be carrying out research about caring for animals and keeping them healthy, focussing on diets and habitats. Pupils will learn about the importance of nutrition in the diet for humans and animals, classifying them into herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We will also look at skeletons. In Art and Design we will be exploring a variety of techniques to create sketches of animals and objects in movement, using ‘futurism’ as an art source.

Our second cross curricular topic is called ‘Set in Stone’ in which the pupils will learn , through both fiction and non-fiction texts, about the lives and legacy of early Britons and Settlers, including those who lived during the stone, bronze and iron ages. In art we will be producing cave paintings and in our Design and Technology work the pupils will be designing and building shelters for a nomadic hunter gatherer family. Through this topic pupils will be able to think about how and why the ways of life adopted by prehistoric people slowly changed over time.

Our third topic is ‘What’s the attraction?’ In this unit the children explore a range of magnetic materials and their uses including compasses, which they use to explore the school grounds. They create maps and use grid references to help them complete a treasure hunt.

We will be having a big P.E. session on Wednesdays and Fridays and are hoping to make the most of the sunshine while it is still here. Ensure that you have your labelled PE kit in school every day however, just in case there are other activities which require kit.

English lessons will be exciting and inspiring and will give your children an opportunity to read and write various genres. We will be focusing hard on setting out, handwriting and presentation too as once you are a junior this becomes even more important!

There will be a daily maths lessons which will cover the national curriculum new programme of study for Y3. This will cover place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. One expectation is that most children should know all their times tables (to 12X) by the age of 9! Hopefully, as well as reading with your child, times tables practice will be a regular part of their weekly homework. There is an expectation that reading is done at least 4 times per week at home. Spellings will be given on a Friday to be tested the following Friday. Sometimes these will be related to our Topic work, but also rules and patterns too.

Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mr Dewey

 

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