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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.

We have had a great start to our first term! We have been creating some imaginative and descriptive writing including poetry from the book, The Stone Age Boy, while also exploring the history of the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We have created some great detailed cave painting drawings and written instructions on how to survive the Stone Age. In addition to this, linking to our topic, we have also completed many experiments to learn about different types of rock, leading up to creating our own compost bin for our worms.

This term we will be taking some inspiration from the book, The Diary of a Killer Cat, to create some descriptive pieces of writing including newspaper reports and diary entries.

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.

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. 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, shape and fractions.

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.