Teachers: Ms Harrison & Mrs Rozhdestvenskaya
LSAs: Miss Vick, Miss Jones, Mrs Green, Mrs Pascoe
Topic - Scrumdiddlyumptious!
Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats! Work up an appetite with our Design and Technology unit jam packed with delicious stories about food and art and music activities with a theme around food.
We will become whizzes at finding exciting recipes and writing our own for a scrumdiddlyumptious dessert.
We will be learning lots of different poems about animals and food – some which are very silly! – and writing our own fantabulous nonsense poems about our topics! What will they sound like?!
And here’s some food for thought – if you are what you eat… what does that make you?
Farm to Fork
Tesco’s supermarkets have a tour all about where our food comes from and we will be taking part in this during this term. More details to follow so look out for the letter coming soon!
In maths, we will be learning about numbers to 1000, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication. It would be very helpful if you could practise the 3's, 4's and 8 times tables with your child at home.
We will continue to link our English work to the topic of Scrumdiddlyumptious. We will start our topic by reading 'Green eggs and ham' by Dr Suess. We will write in a variety of genres across the term.
Through our innovate work, we will be seeking ideas for a range of fresh and tempting new smoothie recipes. Tasting, analysing, designing and making... it will be very exciting!
Our Autumn 1 Science topic is a biology unit all about animals. We will be looking at features of lots of different animals, learning all about their skeletons, as well as our own - and what we all need to stay healthy. We will be thinking about the choices we make in our own lifestyles to help us achieve this. We will be carrying out experiments to help us learn more about healthy lifestyles.
During this term we will be using the laptops to develop our research skills by using child-friendly websites about rivers and the water cycle. We will be collecting information to use in our documents which will be saved and edited using our own Year 3 Google Docs folder.
We will be learning how to use different features of Word Processing applications, such as text alignment, capitalisation, punctuation, etc. to help us edit, improve and publish our own work.
PE will be on Monday, Tuesday & Friday. Please make sure that you bring have your PE kit in school EVERY DAY!
Your PE kit needs to have: pumps/trainers, black shorts, white t-shirts (T-shirts with the school logo are available!).
Homework will be given out at the beginning of every half term. It is very important that your child attempts the homework set in Year 3 as this helps consolidate their learning and is also a lovely way for the children to showcase their knowledge and hard work in our homework assembly. There are lots of activities to choose from! Pick any 3 that you are interested in. Of course, you can do more if there are more than 3 that you like the sound of!
Reading at home
Reading is brilliant and we want to encourage children to do it as much as possible. We are going to be reading books together as a class but we would also like the children to read regularly at home. They will have a reading folder to take home and a reading log to record any reading they do. We would like them to read at least 4 times during the week – this can be anything that they are interested in reading, not just books, but useful information that they need, such as (appropriate) websites, television guides, menus, magazines,… the list is endless! The reading logs will be checked regularly. Prizes will be given out for those children that read the most.
Please take time to help your child learn their spellings each week. They are very important in helping your child to write with more confidence. We will be sending spellings home each week based on the keywords that they need to know for their year group. The best ways to learn them are through games so they could create their own wordsearches, make their own snap or memory game with them, or turn them into jigsaws. They could practise writing them in bubble writing, rainbow colours, crosswords,… the list is endless! Just make it fun!
If you have any questions or queries we are always around at the end of the day to have a quick chat or feel free to contact the office to make an appointment!