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We have started reading the book ‘Shackleton’s journey’, which tells the true story of Ernest Shackleton and his attempt to cross the vast south polar continent, Antarctica.

We discussed what it would be like to be a crew member on board The Endurance travelling across Antarctica.

Through our English lessons we will cover the following;

  • Setting descriptions
  • Diary entries
  • Newspaper reports and interviews
  • Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Read, write, inc spelling and phonics
  • Reading Eggs in class and at home
  • Guided reading tasks

 

 

 

In Year 3 we are teaching for mastery in our maths lessons. Through carefully planned teaching and the support of a 'Power Maths' scheme we enable all children to access the maths curriculum at their level and open up opportunities for all children to work within a mastery approach. During Lockdown we are using the Whiterose resources to support remote and in school learning. 

Mastering maths means pupils acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths.Achieving mastery means acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.

As a teaching team across phase and with teaching assistants, we work closely to plan, assess and evaluate each lesson to ensure the needs of every child are met. Additional time can be given in the afternoons or mornings if a child has struggled with a concept or we feel they need some pre learning to aid them in their understanding. 

The children also have access to TTrockstars, Doodle maths and Numbots to support their Maths progression through app and online resources. 

This term Year 3 will focus on the following topics;

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Money
  • Statistics
  • Length 
  • Fractions
  • Problem Solving 
  • Times Tables

And Year 4:

  • Measure- Perimeter
  • Multiplication and Division 
  • Measure- Area 
  • Fractions 
  • Decimals 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Times Tables

 

 

Religious teaching takes place throughout the school day with daily prayers, whole school and class worship and the sharing of our gospel values. Each term we focus on a particular area of the curriculum taken from the Diocese scheme of work.

This term we will be looking at:

Jesus, the man who changed lives

 

 

Alongside our geography curriculum (see link at top of page), we have been looking at our chosen class city of Bucharest. This work began in Transition week and the children took a keen interest in researching and discovering how life in Bucharest compares to ours here in Warrington. We continue to grow our knowledge and are adding to our Bucharest display as the year goes on. 

In geography, we are learning about marvellous mountains. We will explore how mountains are formed and we will discuss geographical questions about the physical characteristics of a location.

We will also be locating the world’s countries and we will be using maps to focus on the human and physical features of countries in Europe.

 

 

Who were the Romans?

This term we will be covering many different areas of the Roman period and exploring Roman life. We will focus on when and why the Romans invaded Britain, the ranks of the Roman army and also discover who Boudicca was and why she became a legendary leader.

See the source imageWe will be using artifacts and resources to help figure out the reception they faced from native Britons and the impact the Romans have had on our culture today.

Below we have included some useful websites for you to visit if you would like to find out more about the Romans.

Want to find out what life was like in the Roman army? Click: BBC

Explore Roman religions, monuments and cities, wars and Art on the History for Kids website.

Find out key facts about the Romans and look at a timeline of their journey here: Timeline

 

 

Our science lessons this half term will focus on plants. We will be looking at the parts of a flowering plant, their functions and how water is transported within a plant.

We will also explore the requirements of plants for life and growth and the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants. This will include pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

 

 

 

 

Throughout the year we cover a number of PE skills, games and health and wellbeing.

PE is every Friday afternoon during lockdown so the children will need full PE kit in school. As we are in the Winter months, the children will need outdoor PE kit as we use the playgrounds and running track. 

This term we are using the Real PE scheme to teach the children varying levels of skills, as well as games and running. 

As part of pur weekly class worship, the children are once again joined by the lovable Boris, to help us to be 'Heartsmart'. The children have been enjoying Boris' guidance as they display our Christian and school values to their peers and teachers. 

 
 
 

Reading

Reading - please hear your child read at least 3 times per week and record this in their reading record.  Children also need to complete Reading eggs.

How you can support us.

Maths - please help your child learn Times Tables. TTRockstars is a brilliant APP to help with this.  Additionally, children need to complete online maths learning using Doodle maths and Numbots.

Please feel free to contact and talk to us in regards to any of your children’s needs.

Staff

Mr Lamb (Monday)

Mrs Gregory (Tuesday - Friday)

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Minshull

 
 
 
 
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