Chestnut – Mrs Price (Year 3)
Mrs S Price
Assistant Headteacher and SENCO
|Miss H Marshall
|Mrs R Hignett
Our home learning is updated daily on Google Classroom, please speak to Mrs Price to get access.
Welcome to Year 3! I hope you have had a lovely summer break and are ready for new fun and adventures in Year 3. During the first term, we will be focusing on settling back into the school routine and seeing our friends again. We will also begin learning the Year 3 curriculum and have lots of fun in the process. We will also be focusing on our independent learning skills.
We will continue to teach the children to read through daily phonics lessons. This half term we will assess all the children and their phonics will be taught according to their gaps in learning. We use the Read Write Inc scheme to teach phonics. Your child will also take home a RWI book that needs to be brought to school daily.
In Autumn term we will have whole class Shared Reading sessions. We will teach all aspects of word reading and comprehension through high-quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. We will be looking at a variety of texts linked to our Science unit. We will look at a variety of texts including both fiction and non-fiction.
The children will also have access to Accelerated Reader and MyOn, two online learning platforms which will support their home learning.
In our writing we will be using the vehicle text ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. The vehicle text comprehensively links with Year 3 Science work on Forces and Magnets. The children will be writing an explanation for capturing the Iron Man and write their own narrative about an approaching threat.
During the Autumn term we will be focusing on place value and the 4 main operations. We will be using this time to introduce the Year 3 maths curriculum as well as closing any gaps in learning. The children will have access to Mathletics and TTRockstar to support home learning and their basic fluency.
In science we will be looking at forces and magnets. This will link nicely to our writing lessons and we will be able to use an enquiry based approach when looking at this unit of work. We will be investigating forces and using our scientific skills to work out how a compass works as well as if items are magnetic or not magnetic.
Geography and History
This half term we will be looking at the big question ‘Why do volcanoes erupt?’ The children will be given the opportunities to explore natural geography and look at famous volcanoes around the world.
In computing we are going to start of the half term by looking at e-safety. We will also be taking the time to become familiar with all of the online learning platforms we are luck to have including Google Classroom.
This half term we will be looking at Diwali and Hinduism.
In music will be looking at a variety of instruments and how to use those. We will also look at pitch and basic music notes.
We will begin by looking at basic Spanish phrases how to introduce ourselves.
In PE we will be having netball lessons outside and our indoor PE will be dance.
Mrs Price is excited to be teaching art and we will start by looking landscapes. We will look and two famous artists and their work. Claude Monet work on Rivers, and Paul Cezanne’s work on landscapes. This will lead into the children creating their own landscape work which will tie in with volcanoes.
PE will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday so please make sure children have a PE kit in school.
Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Children need to make sure that they bring their reading record and reading book to school everyday!
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @TheOaksCPChnut to get frequent updates about what we have been up to in class.
If you have any questions, feel free to make an appointment or email me directly.
Mrs S Price