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welcome to year 3

Class Teacher: Mrs Baxter
HLLSCA: Mrs Springett

Reminders:

PE DAYS: Wednesday and Thursday

OUTDOOR LEARNING DAY: Monday

HOMEWORK : Daily reading and times table practice (TT Rockstars)

                         Year 3 weekly spelling practice, spelling and maths task - due every Thursday

READING BOOKS: Please hand in reading books on a Friday. New books will be brought home on a Monday

How do our experiences change who we are?

This half term, Year 3 will be reading the text 'Ocean meets Sky' by The Fan Brothers. We hope that this will allow children to continue to explore their feelings, particularly of loss, at this unusual time.

We will be exploring how imagery is used within the book to enable the reader to infer a character's changing actions and feelings through the use of colour, position, lines and shapes. We will be writing our own diary entry from the perspective of the main character thinking about how their actions/feelings change throughout the story based on the situations they face. This book will provide us with many PSCHE discussion points regarding coming to terms with loss and grief and the changing emotions that we feel during these times. In art, we will be combining materials to create scenes from the book and in science we will take part in scientific experiments linked to the ocean and change/adaptation. In DT, we will be using the outdoor area to create our own journey boats using inspiration from the story and will then test these to see if they float.

ocean meets sky

Our Learning - Autumn 2020

Outdoor Learning

We have been enjoying learning outside and have had lots of fun in the Forest School area using natural objects to make art work.

We had lots of fun playing in the snow in the outside area!

Art: We have been learning about celebrations linked to historical events and expressing our learning through our art work. We researched the Gunpowder Plot and then used chalk to create pictures linked to this. We learnt about Remembrance Day and used watercolours to create poppies to decorate the poem 'In Flanders Field'. We also created poppies for Remembrance day by weaving wool around sticks from the outdoor area and used computer progammes to create poppy field art work.

The Recovery Curriculum

Are we always in control?

We explored the book 'After the Fall' by Dan Santat. We investigated our feelings using The Colour Monster and how eventhough some situations are out of our control, we can learn to understand and regulate our emotions to make us feel more in control.

DT: We used this story to inspire our designs for a moving pulley toy to represent the part of the text when Humpty Dumpty falls off the wall.

Literacy: We adapted the story to create our own version of After the Fall, focussing on using different time adverbials and a range of vocabulary to describe feelings.

PSCHE: We have been exploring Growth Mindset linked to the story 'After the Fall' and thought about how we will become more confident to come 'out of our shell'.

Maths: We have been learning about the place value of 3-digit numbers and using column addition and subtraction to solve addition and subtraction problems.

Computing: We have been practising our typing skills and learning how to add images and borders to our work by typing up our Halloween poems.

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