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Welcome to our class page!

Firstly, we hope that you have all had a great summer break and are looking forward to the exciting year ahead! To help support our learning this year, we have Mrs Murphy, our teacher, and Mrs Newman, our teaching assistant.

To start of our exciting year, we have outlined some of our activities that are, and will, take place this term.

In English we will be taking inspiration from the book, The Stone Age Boy, to create lots of descriptive and narrative writing.

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.

In addition to reading, 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.

In Maths we will be primarily focusing on number to support children’s ability to solve problems, by applying their knowledge of number. This will include understanding place value and learning their time tables. 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.

Further to this, in our topic work we will be focusing on the Stone Age. We have lots to learn about the Stone Age, but some of the things we will be looking at are the life of a Stone Age man and what life was like in a Stone Age village, while developing skills such as producing timelines and examining sources. In addition, our learning about the Stone Age will support our Creative Art lessons as we will be create large stone age art work and fossil drawings.

As part of our PE lessons this term, we will be taking part in Outdoor PE on a Tuesday and Swimming on a Friday. 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.