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. Moving into Key Stage 2 is a very exciting time and we are looking forward to a busy Autumn term full of lots of new learning.
This is what we will be learning about this term...
English – We will start the year by reading a classic book and linking our writing to clips from a popular children's film (all will be revealed in the first week when the children have to solve clues to guess the character!). We will also be doing writing linked to our history work.
Maths – We will be very busy in maths doing a range of topics including place value, addition, subtraction and length. We will be practising out times tables and the children can improve their speed using TT Rockstars. We will be working towards out bronze badge for which we need to know our 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables.
Science – Our topic for this half term is ‘rocks and soils'. After half term we will be learning about electricity.
History/Geography– Our History topic is 'The Stone Age' which the children always love! After half term we will be having a Geography focus and will be learning all about volcanoes.
Music – We will be learning to play songs on the glockenspiels.
Art – We will be learning about printing and will produce some prints using fossils as our inspiration.
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 'Going for goals'
We will also start to learn Spanish 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.