Welcome to Year 3 and Beverley Class
I hope you had a lot of fun over the Summer and are excited about being a grown up Junior pupil. Being in the Juniors is all about making the right choices and I am sure that you are all keen to impress me. We have so much to look forward to!
This term our topic is 'Settings’. We will be looking at our local environment with a focus on Sutton and all its exciting areas, both past and present. We will be learning how to read maps as well as independently researching one town Sutton is twinned with so we can compare them.
In Literacy we will be extending our descriptive writing by using images of different settings and choosing exciting words to lengthen our sentences. We will also be covering shape poetry, story-telling, report writing and not forgetting out spellings and handwriting- all in the autumn term!
In Math’s we are working on our times tables-with our main focus on the 3s, 4s, 8s and 9s. You’ll need to know the up to 12x and backwards. Try to do them as fast as you can (accurately) and if you want a challenge to try say them 10 x bigger – 30s, 40s, 80s and 90s! Get your family to practice with you and show them how brilliant you are. We will also be including shape, data handling, addition, subtraction, division and time so check out those clocks wherever you are.
Our Music lesson will focus on modern composers, particularly John Williams and Leonard Bernstein. For Art we will be carrying out some work on perspective and drawing using a range of different media.
During R.E this term we will focus on Christianity, while in Science we will cover the exciting topic of Rocks and Soils and we’ll also be learning about fossils. Later in the term we will look at different types of skeletons and discuss nutrition.
In PE (Tuesday and Wednesday) we are learning gymnastic and ball skills. Ooh la la! I nearly forgot French…where we will learn how to talk about ourselves.
We will also be learning how to develop our personal development skills with the Skillforce team when we take part in our new and exciting Prince William Award Scheme.
So much to do – and all before Christmas! Phew! What busy bees we are going to be. Let’s go for it!
In Science we will be thinking about where light comes from and how shadows are formed. There are plenty of other things we will be learning about too (Hinduism, photography, French greetings, gymnastics... we could be here all day!).
Make sure you bring in your PE kit on a Monday.
We expect at least 3 comments, written by an adult, in your Reading Records each week and these will be checked on a Monday by me. You will be able to change your book every other day so no need to rush through it. Remember to read comics, magazines and non-fiction books too!
Spellings and tables will be handed out on a Friday and you will be tested on the following Friday.
Please ensure you bring in a set of headphones for your Computing lessons and leave these at school.