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Robins 2019 - 2020

Miss Thwaites

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Our class teachers Mrs. O'Marah and Miss. Thwaites and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs. Brennan.

Autumn Term

In Autumn Term our topic is Exploring the Stone Age. We are learning all about the lives of the earliest humans, how they survived and what their achievements were. We have also learnt about the primary and secondary sources of information that have taught us about these people. 

For more information about our class curriculum, please click on the link below. 


This term we have focused on two stories to inspire our writing work. In Autumn One with Mrs. O'Marah we have worked on the story 'Seal Surfer' by Michael Foreman, and in Autumn Two with Miss. Thwaites we are looking at the story 'Winter's Child' by Angela McCallister. 


Please click to access our Year 3/4 Statutory spelling words. 


In Autumn One with Mrs. O'Marah we have worked on number recognition, place value, addition and subtraction with Mrs. O'Marah. In Autumn Two with Miss Thwaites, we are working on inverse operations, multiplication and division. 

A key focus for us this year is learning our 3, 4 and 8 times tables. In Autumn term, we are focusing on securing knowledge of our multiples of 3 and 4. 


Spring Term

During the spring term we will be focusing on exploring the Iron Age. Looking specifically about how technology and life had improved since the Stone Age. The children have been researching and retrieving information to support their enquiry skills. 



This term we will be focussing on two exciting books. In Spring One we will be reading and exploring the story of 'Zeraffa Giraffa' by Dianne Hofmeyr. In Spring Two we will be diving into the wonderful story of 'Leon and the Place Between' by Angela McAllister.

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In Spring One we are working on multiplication, division and measurement. In Spring Two we will continue to work on measurement and then begin to explore fractions. 

A key focus for us this year is learning our 3, 4 and 8 times tables. In Spring, we are hoping to have secured our knowledge of the 3 and 4 times tables. 

Please have a look at the national curriculum expectations for Year 3 by clicking here. 



Summer Term

During the summer term we will be focusing on exploring the effects that palm oil has on bats as part of our whole school zoo project. We will be looking at how bats are directly impacted on and how they impact on the production of palm oil. Later on in the term, we will then be looking at Ancient Cyvilsations focussing on Ancient Egyptians. To gain an immersive experience, Robins will be visiting Liverpool World Museum to discover Ancient Egyptians. 



This term we will be focussing on two interesting books. In Summer One we will be creating persuasive piece of writing based on the story of 'Big Blue Whale' by Nicola Davies. In Summer Two we will taken on a journey in an adventure story called 'Journey' by Aaron Becker.




In Summer One we are working on fractions and measurement including volumes. In Summer Two we will be focusing on shapes and statistics. Throughout this term we will be recapping methods previously taught for addition, subtraction, multiplication and divsion. 

We will be continuing to focus on our 3, 4 and 8 times tables. Some children will be pushed on further to begin preperation for next years new times tables tests. 

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