Chestnut Class - Year 3
Welcome to Chestnut Class
Welcome to Chestnut Class and Year 3! Mrs Dickson is our teacher. Mrs Nieuwehuys, Miss Andrews and Mrs Bolland also work in our class. We are looking forward to another busy term of of learning!
This is what we will be learning about in the Spring term...
English – We will be studying Aesop's fables. We will be reading different fables and discussing their features. We will be writing our own version of 'The hare and the tortoise'. After half term we will be reading 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'.
Maths – We will be very busy in maths doing a range of topics including place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and fractions. We will be practising our times tables and the children can improve their speed using TT Rockstars. This term we will be focusing on our 4s as well as speeding up recall of our 2, 3, 5 and 10s. We are trying hard to achieve our bronze and silver badges.
Science – Our topic for this half term is ‘states of matter' where we will be investigating solids, liquids and gases. We will be also looking at changing state and how these processes are involved in the water cycle.
Geography - We will be learning about the locality of Spain. We will be using our mapwork and research skills to find out about this country. We will also be learning about rivers.
Music – We will be focusing on the song 'Three Little Birds'. We will also be looking at classical music and focusing on Night on a Bare Mountain by Mussorgsky.
Art – We will be learning about Spanish artists and making our own collages inspired by these artists.
PE – PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays. A sports coach will teach us on Tuesdays. On Friday afternoons, Mrs Bowman will be teaching us PE.
RE - Mrs Bowman teaches us RE on a Friday afternoon. This half term we will be learning about Islam and will be exploring the key question 'Why do Muslims fast during Ramadan?'
PHSE - Mrs Houghton will teach us PHSE on Tuesday afternoons. This half term's topic is 'Good to be me'.
Spanish - we enjoy learning Spanish on Wednesdays with Mrs Culshaw.
Reading regularly with your child is so important and links to all areas of learning. Please listen to your child 5 times a week and record in the reading record book. Look out for reading challenges throughout the year.
Homework - homework will be set through Dojo and the Deepening Understanding website. Children will have one task per week to complete.
Spellings - Spellings will be set on Fridays for a test the following Friday. This will link to the spelling pattern taught in the spelling lessons in class.
Please keep an eye on Dojo for regular updates on what we have been up to. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.