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Welcome to our class page!

We are looking forward now to a very busy and exciting Autumn term! To help support our learning this year, we have Mrs Murphy, our teacher, and Mrs Newman, our teaching assistant.

Throughout this term we will be looking at many books including The Diary of a Killer Cat and UG. We will be taking some inspiration to support our writing and extending our reading skills. This will link into our English, but also into our learning of light and rocks and the history from the Stone Age and Iron Age.

As part of our English, as well as supporting children’s writing, we are continuing to prioritise reading in year 3, hearing your child to read regularly and encouraging opportunities to read through their lessons. But in addition to this, we would urge that you hear your child read as often as possible, not only listening to them read but also, asking them questions about their books to support a deeper understanding of the text.

Further to this, children will also receive spellings and times tables to practise each week. Their spellings will normally be sent home on a Friday and tested on the following Friday. This may sometimes change dependent on the weeks events.

In Maths we will now be primarily focusing on number to support children’s ability to solve problems, by applying their knowledge of number. We are now looking at fractions, multiplication and division. We will encourage children to continue to practise their times tables at home, with support of lots of interactive games available such as Topmarks and BBC Bitesize. Throughout this next term, we will begin to integrate number into different areas of the curriculum to develop the understanding and skills to complete problems that include addition, subtraction, measurement and shape.

As part of our PE lessons this term, we will be taking part in Dance, taken by a dance teacher on a Thursday afternoon and we will be swimming on a Friday afternoon. As part of our PE lessons, children will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of physical activities. In order for children to engage in the PE activities, children should have their named PE kit in school all week and appropriate kit for swimming.