Welcome to the Year Three class page. Mrs Gibbons is our class teacher and Mrs McGarrigle is our class teaching assistant. Here you can find lots of information about our class as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year.
During the autumn term, our topic will be "Iron Age to Stone Age". We will learn about survival in the Stone Age, the importance of copper mining in the Bronze Age, Stonehenge and the development of hill forts in the Iron Age. In Geography we will be looking at different land settlements and their uses. Our Science topic this term is 'Rocks'! In Art we will be making our own charcoal and creating Stone Age images. Our focus in Maths this term will be place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and measurement. Our English focus this term, is historical stories, information texts, chronological reports and poetry. In Come and See, we will explore the theme of 'Family', through the topic of 'Homes', the theme 'Belonging' through the topic of 'Promises' and finally, we will look at the theme 'Loving' through the topic of 'Visitors'.
Homework for Y3/4 will be given out on Fridays. It will consist of three activities and should be handed back into class no later than the following Wednesday. Each week children will have 10 spellings to learn. The spelling test will be on a Wednesday morning. There will also be times tables to complete and one other activity which may be English, Maths, topic or related to Come and See.
Children also need to be encouraged to read every night (15-20 minutes). Please try to hear them read as much as possible and ask them questions about the text or explain words/phrases they are unsure of. We ask that you sign the reading diary at least three times a week to show that your child has read at home.
PE in Year 3/4 will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We will be doing one session of PE outdoors so please ensure your child also has their outdoor kit in their PE bag. We ask that your child has their PE bag in school every Monday and they are free to take it home to wash on a Friday.