Learning in Year 3 this half term
Year 3 loved learning about volcanoes over the first half term. We are moving on to Gods and Mortals- ancient Greeks in topic. As usual we will link our topic across the curriculum. We will launch topic with a theme day. Where children can dress (if they like in the style of ancient Greek or wear a head band. Miss Hirlam and I are planning an exciting day for the children.
Guided reading will focus on inferring as a skill. We have covered predicting, summarising, fluency and expression so far. Greek myths are a great way to understand inference. We will look forward to learning about Zeus, Prometheus, Apollo, Hermes, Artemis, Athena and many more Gods. The symbolism and meanings behind these stories will certainly entice year 3 into writing about their own creations.
English will focus on a recount as well as creating a character. Year 3 have been planning, drafting editing and evaluating their work throughout the year and we will continue with this pattern of writing. Spellings – we have completed one cycle of learning the 3 and 4 curriculum spellings and children will continue to take part in their spelling reviews on Monday. Hand writing- wow year 3 most children are able to join up their letters now and are working on presentation.
Maths we recently started on measurement and will continue with this theme for the next half term. This includes length, mass and volume. We are also focusing on times tables. Please support your children with spot questions. They should know their 2, 5 10, 3, 4 and 8 s. We are also using Time tables Rock-star to support our children and I am using paper copies over the next few weeks to make this accessible and celebrate our times tables success in class.
RE - last term we completed a book “the Gospels according to year3 St Chad’s”. We already have prayer books that the children made (volumes 1 and 2), we use these for our daily prayers and a class manifesto. Our next area of learning from, ‘Understanding Christianity’ is Salvation. We will be studying Holy Week and considering Jesus’s life during this week until his crucifixion and resurrection. We will be creating cross book marks to show our learning.
PE – We are going swimming and working on throwing and catching- not in the pool but in the other PE slot (Including javelin throwing and discus).
Morning task- those first 10 minutes of the day are extremely valuable for the bringing together of the class. Children are greeted individually at the door and we have a task ready on the board to get children thinking creatively. This half term the children have come up with the ideas.
As well as the above we will have art afternoons where year 3 will be creating – well that will be a surprise.
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