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Year 3


Mrs Gray 



Miss Schroder


Teacher Profiles and Information Leaflet

Year 3 Autumn 1

A warm welcome back to school and to year 3! Our topic this term is called ‘From Bones to Stones’. Our ‘Sparkling Start’ dress up day was a great success and everyone looked great! The children were very enthusiastic when examining Stone Age artefacts and most tried some of the food our ancestors would have enjoyed. We enjoyed being hunters and gatherers around the school site. We were also very impressed with the summer home learning - well done everyone!                        

In Literacy this term we will compile an information text about Sabre Toothed Tigers creatures, write instructions on how to trap a woolly mammoth and write and adventure story involving a volcano! We will also write a biography of Mary Anning’s life. In Maths, we will focus on number and place value as well as learning addition and subtraction strategies. In Science we will begin by looking at how different types of rocks are formed and how they can be used. We will then move onto learning about human bones and the purpose of out skeletons. We will discuss the differences between bones and stones (living and non-living things). We are looking forward to our weekly swimming lesson and starting to learn to speak and write French! We will be covering the full range of curriculum subjects this half term, linking the learning to our topic. Please see the curriculum map for more information. We are all very excited about our school trip to the Time and Tide Museum for a Stone Age Experience in late September.

It is vital you read with your child as much as you can, remember- Children who read, succeed! We expect your child to read to an adultat least 4 times a week. Each child will get an opportunity to independently change their home reading books when they come in each morning. We will check diary entries each Monday morning. There will be daily phonics and guided reading lessons to develop reading and comprehension skills.  
It is important the children complete their weekly home learning tasks as this will help re-enforce learning from the classroom. The task will be handed out on a Thursday or Friday and we ask that they are returned at the beginning of the next week. Please refer to our Learning Heroes to support their learning skills. For this term we will be having weekly word bank tests. Spellings should be practised at home please.
We look forward to speaking with you at the Learning Review meetings later this half term, but please approach us with any queries or questions you have about any of our curriculum at any time.

Mrs Gray and Miss Schroder.

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