Welcome to Year 3 Chestnut Class!
Class Teacher – Miss Croxton
Our class governor Mr Nicholas
English (Writing) we will be looking at Narrative writing, Tradition tale- Legends, Persuasion, Poems, Fiction and Non Fiction books. Our first book of the summer term is ‘Beowulf’. Through drama and researching, the children will have an opportunity to explore the characters and fully understand the books sequence of events.
SPAG: Conjunctions (including when, if, because, although), present perfect form of verbs (in contrast to the past tense), nouns or pronouns, Adverbs, Prepositions, Fronted adverbials, Commas after fronted adverbials, Pronouns, possessive apostrophe and Alliteration(with singular and plural nouns), using and punctuating direct speech, suffix and prefix.
English (Reading) we will be looking to understand the Inference of a characters feelings. We will be learning to understand the text and how to notice the authors aims for the book. The children will notice language and phrases which capture the reader’s interest and imagination.
Other ideas: Using drama (role play) film, pictures, letters and objects to stimulate the children’s imagination.
Every Tuesday and Thursday- The children will come straight in and begin working on their morning 5 challenges. The questions will relate to the work being covered within their maths lessons.
During this term we will be looking at place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and measurement. I aim to keep the learning as practical as possible and ensure children are working at their best ability. Learning will be visual with the use of many resources and independence will be encouraged daily.
Summer- Invaders and Settlers- The settlement of the UK by Anglo Saxons and Scots. Roman withdrawal from Scots invasion from Ireland to north Britain (now Scotland). Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life. Anglo-Saxon art and culture. Viking raids and invasion
Where did the people settle during this period? Why? How has time changed the world we live in? We will be looking back at maps to explore this further.
Parts of a plant – This half term we will be looking at the various parts of a plant . We will conduct experiments to explore how these parts function and why they are so important to the plant.
This term we will focus on Christianity during our R.E. lessons. We will learn when and where it was founded, explore the special places and festivals for Christians and discover more about the Bible.
We will use the internet to carry out some research linked to our topic and Science in Computing lessons.
Madame Chew will come and teach us numbers, months names and body parts in French every Friday.
The children will be having drum lessons this term. They have also been given a number of guitar lessons too.
Making pieces of art which directly relate to our History and English focuses. This will include making Viking patterns and Viking long boats. The children will have this one afternoon per week on a Thursday.
(For this they will need old clothes to paint in)
The children will continue to receive training in sports from Premier Sports. They will be learning new techniques in many sports and fitness games. They will also be taking part in swimming lessons on a Friday afternoon.
Our important dates:
P.E- will be taking place on both a Tuesday afternoon and a Friday (swimming) afternoon- Please ensure your child has their kit on both of these days. – Spelling and homework are given out every Thursday and are due back the following Tuesday. – We will also carry out Mental Maths tests every Friday morning.
Thank you very much for visiting our page and I hope it was helpful- Miss Croxton
Our class governor is Mr Nicholas Hebson.