Year 3

Hello and welcome to the autumn term in Year 3!

In year 3 we have three classes. Mr Swords is very excited to teach Year 3 Amethyst whilst Miss Cassidy can’t wait to teach Year 3 Moonstone. Mrs Moorby and Miss Askey are both equally thrilled to be sharing the teaching in Year 3 Sapphire!

The timetable this academic year is similar to last year; however there are some exciting new additions such the addition of swimming - we will be taking a plunge in the pool later on in the academic year during our PE lessons – how exciting! We welcome back Mr Mitchell to deliver our music lessons and we will continue to refine our French!

We will learn in a cross curricular way and our very first topic of the year is ‘Stone Age to the Iron Age’. We will be linking lots of our learning throughout the term to the topic so if you have any books that you think will be useful to our learning, please bring them in for us to enjoy. We are looking forward to visiting Celtic Harmony Camp on October 12th where we will learn just how people lived in the Stone and Iron Age.  

In literacy, we are kicking off the summer term by learning all about information texts. By the end of the unit we hope to be able to write our own information text using all our new knowledge about the Stone Age!

In maths we are focussing on number, covering topics such as place value, addition and subtraction. One maths lesson per week will have a problem solving focus. Get those problem solving brains ready!

In science we will start the year by exploring rocks and soils. We will be finding out about different types of rock and finding out where soil actually comes from.

PE will take place in each class on the days listed below. Please make sure that the correct kit is in school - Mr Rickman won’t be pleased if it isn’t!

Amethyst– Tuesday and Thursday

Sapphire – Monday and Tuesday

Moonstone – Tuesday and Wednesday

Our first D&T topic is food and we will work on the skills we have learnt during our time at Hammond to create a culinary masterpiece! During computing we will continue to use the fantastic resources available to us such as laptops and iPads, putting them to good use when we have a go at programming an animation in the first term.  

A date for your diary in the autumn term is Amethyst’s sharing assembly which will take place on November 21st.

If you have any queries, feel free to catch your teacher for a quick chat on the playground after school, or make an appointment through the office to see us for a more in depth conversation!