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We are a Year 3 class and the adults working with us are Mrs Wright, Mrs West, Mrs Waters, Mrs Cavallari, Mrs Anand and Mrs Rowe.

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14th January 2022

The beginning of a New Year sees lots of new and interesting topics being taught in Year 3.

In English, we have begun exploring our new text ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. We will be writing a newspaper report on the iron man toppling off the cliff later in the term. This week, we have been exploring the model text which will help us identify the features we will need to include in our own writing. We are also story mapping the model text which further enables us to internalise the text. The model text and story maps are available on our class web page. Please take time to explore these with your child as the extra practice is invaluable.

Sadly, we have finished our class novel of The Outlaw Varjak Paw and we are all now willing S.F. Said to write a further book about Varjak so we can continue to follow his life story. We have begun to read ‘Beetle Boy’ by M.G. Leonard and are beginning to explore the different characters. Please feel free to ask us questions about either novel.

In Maths we have been learning about money. We are learning to convert pence to pounds and add different amounts of money. We have learnt that there are 100 pence in a pound. We will need help to count coins using different denominations. Please could you find time to practice counting coins over the weekend?

We have begun our Design and technology topic of food where we will be designing and making a wrap for a family member for lunch. We have already researched wraps that are available on the market and considered whether the ingredients are grown, cultivated or caught. We have had a food sampling session where we got to taste food that we had maybe not tried before. We have also explored different cutting techniques and grating ingredients to go into a wrap we have created from a recipe.

Science has seen us beginning to explore our topic of light. This week we were learning about the sun and the fact that it is essential but can also be dangerous. We learnt that you should never look directly at the sun as it can damage the retina at the back of your eye. We also learnt that sunscreen, sunglasses and sunhats can protect us from the harmful UV rays.

I n music we began our exploration of ‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley and the Wailers which proved an instant hit with everyone singing along from the very start.

Curriculum Overview

Knowledge Organiser

Below is the knowledge organiser for P.E. this term 

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Suggested Reading for Year 3 children

Please find below a list of suggested reading books for Year 3 children. 

Current Term's Homework

Spellings - All the spellings are below so that they can be recapped regularly. The spelling test always includes a few spellings from previous weeks. 

Maths - The times table grids are included below along with a number bonds to 20 sheet which will be included in the homework from this week onwards. 

Previous Term's Homework

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