Welcome to Class 3S
Autumn Term b
Our connector this half term is...
Tiara's, Turrets and Tournaments!
We will be reading traditional fairy tales, such as Rapunzel and Red Riding Hood. We will also be looking and those with a twist. Children will have an opportunity to write a traditional fairy tale and will be considering the viewpoints of different characters. We will also write an alternative ending to some of the fairy tales studied.
In music we will be singing from memory with accurate pitch and creating accompaniments for tunes.
In Maths our focus this year will be on increasing the children’s fluency with whole numbers and the four key operations, (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) including number facts and the concept of place value. By the end of year 3 it is expected that the children will be able to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.
This half term we will revisit work on place value of 3-digit numbers and addition and subtraction (developing mental strategies and written methods). We will also continue to develop problem solving skills.
Science will be taught as part of our connected curriculum and will focus on Animals including humans. The children will identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat. They will also find out that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
We will be looking at healthy eating and linking it to our Science topic. The children will produce an information leaflet about the benefits of a healthy diet. They will also design, make and evaluate a healthy plate of party food in time for our Christmas celebrations!
In Computing we will be using multimedia and Windows Movie Maker to create our own films. The children will be learning about film making techniques including visual and sound effects. They might even do some animation!
Homework will be given out on Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.
Please remember to bring your P.E kit on Monday and Tuesday. Don't forget that you should not wear any items of jewellery and only ear studs may be worn.
Please remember to bring your library book to school on Friday so that you can change your book when we visit the library.
Your book bag should be in school every day. Try to read at home as often as possible - at least 10 minutes a day!