Robins 2022 - 2023
Welcome to Robins' Class Page
Our class teachers are Mrs Whittingham (Mon - Thurs) and Mrs O'Marah (Fridays). Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Taylor.
Look what we learn about in Year 3:
This year Robins class will be following the theme 'Time Travellers'. We will be running this theme throughout all of our learning and linking it to our topics. Our Phase One History and Geography knowledge focuses on the life and legacy of the people from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We explore the amazing inventions that came out of those periods, how they lived, what their achievements were and where they settled using our mapping and atlas skills. We will revisit the countries and capital cities of the UK, revise our knowledge of the continents and oceans as well as locating Stonge Henge and the counties of Cheshire and Wiltshire. The children will be developing their enquiry skills by asking and answering historical questions using a variety of sources.
Our first Autumn text that will form the stimulus for our writing is 'Seal Surfer' by Michael Foreman where the children will be writing a letter based upon the beautiful story. Our mastery keys are to use prepositions of time, place and cause, to use inverted commas for speech punctuation as well as organising our writing into paragraphs. The children will explore the meaning of new and exciting vocabulary and use the new vocabulary to enhance our writing.
Following this text, we explore 'Winter's Child' by Angela McAllister. The children will become authors and write an adventure story of their own. Our mastery keys associated with this text are to use conjunctions and adverbs to express, time, place and cause. We will learn how to use a or an according to whether the next word begins with a vowel or consonant. We will also be creating characters, settings and plot through our narrative wriitng as well as continuing to use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.
Our Maths learning will initially recap and consolidate our Year Two core objectives. We will then focus on the place value of 4 digit numbers, addition and subtraction of 3 digit numbers exploring written and mental methods, multiplication and division along side the recall and understanding of the 3, 4 and 8 times tables
During our shared reading lessons, we will focus on increasing our vocabulary and understanding of an increasing range of words. We will use both fiction and non-fiction texts to improve our ability to predict, retrieve and infer information. In our whole class reading sessions, we will use the text The Sea Book by Charlotte Milner to make predictions and explore the meaning of new vocabulary through asking questions and using dictionaries. The children will retrieve, record and present information in a variety of ways. They will identify main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarise, draw inferences (inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions) and justify with evidence. We will learn how to identify themes and conventions in a wide range of books, identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning and discuss words and phrases that capture our interest and imagination.
We will promote the love of reading through daily sessions of quiet independent reading where the children will have access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books.
Please continue to support your child to read at home daily and in Year 3 it is so important that you continue to read aloud to them.
Our Spelling work focuses on the Y3/4 statutory words from the National Curriculum. We have regular spelling lessons using Read Write Inc Spelling where the children explore spelling rules and patterns. Weekly spellings will be sent home for the children to learn with adult support, these words will be tested on a Friday in class in the form of a 'Spelling Quiz.'. Here is a game that can be played to revise Common Exception words from Year 1 and 2 and to also see what we will be learning this year.
In RE, the children will learn about the teachings of God through different Bible stories such as Moses and The Burning Bush, The Parable of The Two Builders and The Good Samaritan.
Our Science lessons will focus on the theme Animals including Humans where the children will explore that the human skeleton has muscles and bones for support, protection and movement. The children will use the terminology carnivores, herbivores and omnivores to classify and sort animlas according to their diet. We will also learn about health, diet and nutrician. This learning supports the childrens Design and Technology knowledge as they learn about the seaonality of foods in the UK, how to clean, prepare, cook and most importanty to enjoy foods that are in season.
Mr Ault will teach PE on Mondays and Wednesdays where he will concentrate on how to play a variety of team games using the skills that the children have acquired in KS1, focus on the use of space during games and further develop coordination.
Also on a Monday afternoon the children will have a German lesson with Mrs Judge.
In the second half term the children will begin their weekly ukulele lessons on a Thursday afternoon.
Each week, the children will be taught PSHCE through Heart Smart lessons, Goodness and Mercy relationships work and No Outsiders lessons based around beautiful picture books and recent news items. We will explore mindfulness activities using My Smiling Mind and will have increased physical activity to provide brain breaks in our learning.
Dates to remember
Monday 26th September 2022 - Year 3 and 4 to visit Church for Worship
Thursday 6th October 2022 - Stone Age Worshop in school for Year 3
Friday 4th November 2022 - Amazing Light Worshop in school for Year 3
We are looking forward to a fantastic year together as your wonderful children embark on the beginning of their learning journey in KS2.
Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions,
Mrs Whittingham, Mrs O'Marah & Mrs Taylor.