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Year 3


Mrs Gray



Mrs Jagger


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 fantastic! The children were very enthusiastic when examining Stone Age artefacts and most tried some of the food our ancestors would have enjoyed. We were also very impressed with the summer home learning - well done!

In Literacy this term we will compile an information text about a Stone Age creature and write instructions on how to trap a woolly mammoth. 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 rock formation and explore how rocks were used as tools. We will also compare animal and human skeletons. We will discuss the differences between bones and stones (living and non-living things).

We are all looking forward to our weekly swimming lesson and starting to learn to speak 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 on ours school website for more information. Details of a trip to the Time and Tide Museum, for a Stone Age Experience in October, will follow shortly.

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 adult at least 3 times a week. Each child will get an opportunity to independently change their home reading books when they come in each morning. Each child will also receive weekly guided reading sessions with the teacher and a teaching assistant.

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 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.

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 aspect of our curriculum. +

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