Year 3 (Bramley) 2023 - 2024
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome back to Bramley Class after the summer break of 2023. We hope you had a great time and are now ready to start a new year filled with fun learning
Maths: The autumn term has started, and the children are learning about place value. They will be taught to represent numbers up to 1000 and how to compare and order them. Additionally, they will practice counting in blocks of 50s, 100s, and 1000s. The children will also develop their addition and subtraction skills, building on what they learned in year 2. This will include adding and subtracting two- and three-digit numbers and exchanging between 1s and 10s places. They will also be working on developing their reasoning skills by making connections, spotting differences, and estimating. Finally, the students will focus on their final maths topic of the autumn term - multiplication and division. They will build on their previous year's knowledge, enhancing their multiplying and dividing skills using arrays, sharing, and grouping methods. The main focus will be developing their ability to multiply and divide by 3s, 4s, and 8s. Additionally, they will reinforce their knowledge of multiplication tables learned in year 2.
English: The autumn term in Bramley's class began with the students reading the book 'Leon and the Place Between'. The story follows a boy named Leon, who volunteers to be a part of a magician's show, only to be transported to a mysterious world called the Place Between. This magical world is filled with rabbits, doves, coins, playing cards, and even a magician's assistant! For their guided reading sessions, the children will be reading 'Arthur and the Golden Rope', which is about a young hero named Arthur who helps Thor catch the wicked Fenrir. Arthur is then tasked with sourcing magical elements to create a Golden Rope. Despite facing many obstacles, Arthur proves that even a small boy can be a hero. After half-term, the children will be learning and reading 'The B.F.G' by Roald Dahl and 'The Tear Thief' by Carol Ann Duffy. These books will form the basis of Bramley's class writing and guided reading lessons. The students will be working on narratives, cinquains, persuasive writing, and diary entries.
Science: Children will be taught about animal nutrition and the skeletal system as part of their science curriculum. This project aims to help them understand nutrition's importance for humans and animals. They will also learn about the functions of the skeleton and muscles, and be able to identify animals with different types of skeletons.
Humanities: This term, the children will journey through time, exploring British prehistory from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. This knowledge-rich project will help them understand the changes in people's lifestyles, ingenuity, inventions, and technological advancements during this period.
Art, DT and Music: The children will be taught about colour and contrast as part of their art curriculum. This project will introduce them to colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. They will also explore tertiary, warm, cool, complementary colours and how artists use colour in their artwork. The project aims to enhance the children's understanding of colour and its applications in art.
- Year 3 students have been given the opportunity to participate in cricket lessons during their P.E. classes, which are being taught by a dedicated cricket coach. In order to incorporate these lessons into the schedule, P.E. classes have been temporarily moved from Mondays to Wednesdays. However, they will resume as normal on Mondays after the Christmas break.
- Homework will be given on Fridays and must be submitted the following Wednesday.
- It is highly encouraged that children read every night, and for 15-20 minutes each day. Please record your child's reading progress in their reading records. These records will be checked weekly and will be included in our new reading challenge.
We appreciate your continued support in your leaning here at Pippins. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to approach me at the school gate or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best.
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