Welcome to Year 3

We are Cherry Class!

The adults in Cherry Class are Miss Lennard, Miss Bardon and Mrs Ali (Weds am and Thurs PM).

What are we learning about in Autumn 2?

In Maths, we are continuing with our Addition and Subtraction topic. We will be adding and subtracting ones, tens and hundreds before moving onto using the formal written methods of addition and subtraction with 2 and 3-digit numbers.

In English, we are exploring the text 'Stone Age Boy' linked to our new History topic. . We will compare contrasting settings and characters and learn how to write in standard English using 'a' and 'an' correctly. We will learn the skills and layout features needed to create our final piece of writing - a non-chronological report.

In Science, we will be answering the question, 'How do magnets work?' We will learn about push and pull forces and friction, investigate magnetic and non-magnetic materials, and explore magnetic poles. We will also work scientifically and use the skills we have learned to design our own magnetic game.

In History, we will be learning about how life in Britain changed from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will explore how people survived in the Stone Age, what changed for people during the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages and use historical sources, including artefacts, to understand how we know about life in this time.

In RE, we will be answering the question, "What is trinity?" for our Incarnation unit. We will learn what the trinity represents, explore the baptism of Jesus and compare to baptisms today, and ask questions and suggest answers about why this is important to Christians today.

In PSHE, we will be thinking about what keeps us safe. We will learn how to recognise hazards, about the safe use of medicines and how to react and respond in an accident or emergency.  We will use quality literature to support us to understand how to stay safe online. We are also taking part in pedestrian training run by Bradford Road Safety Team to help us to understand how to stay safe near and while crossing roads.

In our Art days, we will be learning to create reality and depth in our drawings by observing closely. We will experiment with using a range of different lines to create tone and texture in our work.

In Music, we will continue to develop our vocal skills in whole class ensemble teaching with Mr Gouldin on a Thursday.

In Computing, we will be learning about stop-frame animation and will use apps on the i-pads to create our own animations.

Take a look at our Curriculum Year Group Plan to find out what else we will be learning about in Year 3 this year. Remember you can find the knowledge organisers for each unit on class dojo – please share these with your children and discuss the key vocabulary!

Important Information:

PE: Wednesday

Library: Friday

Spellings: Tuesday

Reading Books: Friday