Autumn Term 1 2021
Welcome to Year 3
Welcome everyone to Year 3. We hope you have had a lovely and safe Summer with your family.
We will be starting our new Cornerstones project: ‘Rocks, Relics and Rumbles’ where we will explore the features and characteristics of Earth’s layers, including a detailed exploration of volcanic, tectonic and seismic activity.
Our class novel this half term is a magical fairy tale called The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman. Lila doesn’t just want to be a Firework maker’s daughter, she wants to be a Firework-Maker herself. But’s learned a lot she still must get through the most difficult and dangerous part of her apprenticeship – and her father won’t tell her what it is !
We love reading at Southill and it continues to be an important part of the Year 3 day. Please ensure that your child reads at home daily and that this is recorded in their reading record. Your child’s reading book and reading record need to be sent into school daily to enable us to read at school, change books and monitor your child’s reading progress.
As writers we will be studying and writing a warning story, drawing inspiration from our model text ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. The focus will be describing the setting for the reader to visualise. The children will also use the context of Red Riding Hood to write a newspaper report.
As mathematicians we will be: recapping bridging through 10 (forwards and backwards), working with numbers up to 1000 – reading and writing numbers, developing confidence of place value, addition and subtraction strategies, number bonds,
All PE will be taught outside every Friday. Due to unpredictable weather please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every day.
Remember to check the Home Learning section every Friday to practice your spellings and maths facts for your tests the following week.
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