Year 3: Anning class
Spring Term 2023
Welcome back! We are looking forward to Spring Term in Year 3 Anning, building on all our hard work and effort from last term.
In English lessons this term, we will be writing a playscript based on the short animated film, 'Dum Spiro'. We continue the theme of Romans in English by studying non-chronological reports and Roman themed poetry. As we progress in to Spring Term 2, we turn our attention to writing a story based on the popular novel, 'The Iron Man'. We then end the term by focusing on recount and specifically, diary entries.
In Maths, we start by focusing on multiplication and division before we begin looking at length and perimeter. We then move on to fractions and mass and capacity.
Our RE topics for the whole term are Journeys, Listening and Sharing and Giving All.
In other subjects, we will find out about Plants, Roots and Shoots in Science. History is always fun when we find out about The Romans and their 'ways' - especially Hadrian's Wall! In DT we will be looking at framed structures and strengthening. Geography sees us learning about volcanoes and earthquakes, which is always fun and exciting! Art will include 3D clay sculptures based on our observational drawings of fossils and rocks. Our Computing work covers spreadsheets and touch typing.
PE kits will be a priority moving forwards across the school so it is important that children have the correct kit in school. PE kit consists of a white t-shirt (with or without school logo), blue sports shorts and pumps for indoors/trainers for outdoors. In the cold weather, children are welcomed to wear their blue school jumper over their white t-shirt and a plain pair of blue tracksuit bottoms/joggers.
Your children continue to receive acknowledgement for their hard work and best behaviour, and they love collecting Class Dojo rewards for their hard work and positive behaviour. They are regularly reminded of the Behaviour Charter, Be Safe, Be a Learner, Be Kind and Respectful, and how it will help us to enjoy our time in school.
We look forward to celebrating their achievements and seeing them progress through Year 3. We have had a fabulous first term in Year 3 and look forward to a successful final term. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to me. You can also contact me using the class Dojo page.
Miss Aspinall and Mrs Fisher (Y3 Anning Teaching Team)
PE - Monday and Friday.
Times Tables Practise - Regular practice is recommended.
Reading - Reading at home 5x per week is advised with short comments made in planner.
Spellings - Weekly spellings sent home following the No-Nonsense scheme, including Y3/4 Spellings List words.
Sumdog - Check for weekly targeted homework set online, including Maths, Spelling, and Grammar.
Our Behaviour Charter
Our school Behaviour Policy is built upon the ‘5 pillars of Pivotal Practice’ (‘When Adults Change, Everything Changes’, Paul Dix):
Consistent, calm adult behaviour,
First attention to best conduct,
Scripting difficult conversations,
We have three simple goals: Be safe, Be a Learner, Be Kind and Respectful.
Meet the Teacher
The Powerpoint shared at this year's 'Meet the Teacher' event is below:
Year 3 Text Overview
Recommended Reading Books
We have selected these recommended reading lists from Peters Education to ensure that our children have access to a wide range of books. These books are all available in school and form our 'core' texts in our class libraries. These lists are chosen because they:
- link with our curriculum for each year group
- represent different cultures
- introduce children to new authors and expand their knowledge of familiar authors
- ensure progression
- match topics of interests for our children
- tackle current themes.