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welcome to year 3

Class Teacher: Mr Taylor-Graham
LSCA: Mrs Farrell
How can we draw strength from a catastrophe?

This page will give you an overview of our learning in class each term. As learning takes place, we will update the page with photos and links to share classwork and other activities with you.

This term our enquiry question is 'How can we draw strength from a catastrophe?' Our focus is Geography. In this unit of work, the children will study what causes earthquakes and volcanoes. In particular, they will consider why New Zealand is prone to earthquakes and the impact such events have on the lives of people and places. In the second half of the project, children will explore how we can live more sustainable lives.

English

Our current class text is The Ice Palace by Robert Swindells. It tells the story of a young boy called Ivan who must overcome his fears as he travels on a snowy adventure to resure his younger brother who has been kidnapped by the evil, myterious Starjik!

Will Ivan rescue his brother? Will he confront Starjik and make it out of The Ice Palace alive? We'll soon find out...

During this unit of work, children will consolidate their recounting of an unknown text and focus on how to describe a character (Starjik) in rich detail. Photos of the finished character descrptions coming soon... 

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Maths

In the Spring Term, we will explore the key concepts of how to multiply and divide 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number. We will use Place Value counters to help develop our understanding of this concept. We will also exploring fractions and recogising simple fractions as numbers and as amounts.

Computing

In Computing this half term, we are exploring how to send and recieve emails safely. In our first lesson, Mr Taylor-Graham sent us an email that we had to reply to. We then talked about rules for using email safely.

PE

In addition to our weekly swimming lessons, this half term we are doing Off the Wall Squash sessions! We are devloping a lot of different skills: hand-eye co-ordination, racket control and team work.

Science

Our Science this half term is all about forces and magnets! In our last lesson, we looked at magnets and investigated which magnet was strongest. We did this by observing how many paperclips could be attached (in a string) to the magnet. We then used the information to create a graph of results!

Check out (just some) of our learning from the Autumn term 2022!

Reminders

PE DAYS: Tuesday (Squash) and Wednesday (Swimming).

HOMEWORK:  Please choose a weekly task from the Spring 1 homework menu. Complete the task in the red homework book. Homework goes home on a Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

Reminders

READING BOOKS: Please ensure reading books are in school every day with the orange reading record. This is to check that children are reading at home daily and to ensure end of book quizzes can take place.

SPELLINGS: Weekly spellings - tested on Thursdays.

MULTIPLICATION FACTS: Children should aim to log-in to Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS) 3 times a week to practise multiplication facts.

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