Robins 2022 - 2023
Welcome to Robins' Class Page
Our class teachers are Mrs Whittingham (Mon - Thurs) and Miss Wilkinson (Fridays). Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Taylor.
Look what we learn about in Year 3:
Spring Term 2023
Our first text that will form the stimulus for our writing is 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitumara where the children will be writing a story from the point of view of the boy. We will be learning to sequence events, use paragraphs to structure ideas, create dialogue between characters and use tenses appropriately. We will draw on our history knowledge of the Stone Age to add accurate detail to our stories. The children will explore the meaning of new and exciting vocabulary and use the new vocabulary to enhance their writing.
Our reading lessons for the Spring term will be based on The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.
In Maths we will continue to work on adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers, solving fraction problems and calculating measure problems.
In RE, the children will learn about the differnt places/buildings that people worship in and how Christians use the Bible to guide them to live good lives.
In Science, the children will finish their topic on Light and then become Rock Detectives!
In Computing our new topic is 'Bring it to life' where we will be using various apps on the IPads to create motion pictures.
In History and Geography we will continue to explore the Stone Age and then move onto investigating the Bronze and Iron Ages. We are definitely looking forward to our trip to Beeston Castle on Thursday 9th February.
PE Days for the Spring term are Monday and Friday. The children will be doing Gymnastics and Invasion Games.
Autumn Term 2022
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.
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.
Please have a look at the national curriculum expectations for Year 3 Maths by clicking here.
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Robins: Blog items
Robins week beg. 27th March, by Mrs Whittingham
Robins week beg. 20th March, by Mrs Whittingham
Robins week beg. 13th March, by Mrs Whittingham