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Year 3

Autumn 1:

Your children have settled in brilliantly to Green class and you should be really proud of how sensible they’ve been. There have been a lot of changes for them to get used to now they’re in Key Stage 2 and they have done brilliantly at working to what we expect of year 3 children. Our topic this half term is ‘There’s no place like home’ where we will be looking at the county of Lancashire, what towns, cities and famous people it has and how it has changed over the years. We also have a separate science topic called ‘Light and Shadows’ where we will be investigating how we see and how light works. We’ve already conducted our first experiment where we investigated which colour was the easiest to see in the dark.

In English we have been going over some grammar this week and have written some great descriptive pieces about our school garden. We will be looking at Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree and writing our own story based on this. We will also be looking at some famous Lancastrians and writing their biography.

In Maths, we have been looking at place value and how to split numbers up into hundreds tens and units. We will be building on this to do mental addition and subtraction. By the end of this half term the children will also look at formal ways of calculating.

PE is on Tuesday and Thursday. We are working on balances, jumps and rolls to make a gymnastic routine. Please make sure your child has their PE kit on these days. Swimming is every Friday morning, and this will be starting next week (15th September). Please ensure they have their swimming kit on Fridays.

Reading is really important, and we are doing 2 different reading challenges in our class. I have a reading challenge for children to read 4 different types of books from our book corner to win a prize and we are also doing an ice-cream challenge where children have to read at least 3 times a week to gain different parts of an ice cream. Please help your child to read as much as possible at home and record it in their reading record, thank you.