Autumn 2

We have a busy and exciting half term in the lead up to Christmas, including parent’s evening on the 13th and 14th November, the KS2 Corrie bake off (18th November) and our Christmas fair 6th December!

Autumn 2

Maths:

In maths we will be start by looking doubling and halving numbers. We will then move onto fractions and finding fractions of an amount. The children will develop a range of strategies to help them add and subtract and look at finding measurements. We will continue to develop our problem and reasoning skills throughout each unit of work.

 

English:

We will start the half term by focusing on instructional writing inspired by How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson. We will start by reading and following instructions to make our own woolly mammoth model! We will then be doing lots of text interrogations to become familiar with instructional writing before writing our own set of instructions.

 

Topic: The Stone Age

Through our topic we will find out for example when the Stone Age was by looking at timelines, stone age people, their homes and survival (History focus) and where Stone Age people came from (Geography focus.) We will also be looking at Stone Age Art and Craft and create our own cave paintings (Art focus) and analyse Stone Age weapons and jewellery including spears, axes and bear tooth necklaces (DT focus.)

 

Science: Light and Shadows

In Science the children will learn the differences between light sources and light reflectors, and will sort these into two groups. They will be able to describe how shadows are formed and will explore the relationship between light, objects and the formation of shadows. They will work towards completing a Quest entitled, ‘How Can We Make Shadows Change?’ and they will create and change shadows in the context of a puppet shadow play. In this play they will explore the properties of materials that can cast shadows and use the scientific terms opaque, translucent and transparent to describe these materials. Finally children will demonstrate an understanding of the possible dangers to health that the Sun, as a strong source of light, holds for them and others.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW Celebrating Difference 

During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at celebrating difference by thinking about different families. They will also look at bullying and problem-solve a bullying situation with others. We will be thinking about the impact of our words on others and the consequences of this.

 

RE: What do different people believe about God?

In RE the children will be looking at what different people believe about God through for example stories, buildings and art.

 

PE: Games and Gymnastics

In PE the children will begin to create their own sequences using the shapes and movements they have been learning in gymnastics. They will have Sports Development working with them in their lessons every other week where they will be focusing on games.

 

Music: BRASS

During our music lessons the children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service. Music lessons are every Wednesday. If your child would like to take their brass instrument home to practice, a deposit can be paid to the office allowing them to take it home.

 

ICT:

In ICT we will be learning about E safety including how to keep safe online, Blogging such as how to leave and comment on blogs on our school webpage and Navigating which will include finding the school website and logging into school apps.

 

MFL: French

We will be developing our language skills this half term by looking at numbers and the french alphabet. We will learn about France and its culture and also look at Christmas in France.

 

HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER 

Every half term the children will receive ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to admin@corrie.tameside.schFAO Miss Wood / Mrs Faulkner or Mrs Akhtar.

The children will also be set a piece of maths homework on Active Learn each week and spelling activities on Spelling Shed each week. Your child should have their log is stuck in their homework book. If you do not have access to the internet at home, a worksheet version of the homework will be available.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday and will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week. Homework is a vital part of your child’s learning and school provides homework club every night after school as well as homework support during Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes.

 

Want more?

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

 

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://www.ttrockstars.com

You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

Year 3 Spelling Rules and Examples

 

Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day. Take it home each day and ask your grown up to clean and refill for you.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.
  • PE is on Thursdays and Fridays.

 

Welcome to Year 3!

We hope that you have had a fantastic summer break. Please find below what we will be learning about:

Autumn 1

Maths:

In maths we will be looking at a range of ‘strands’ such as: Number and place value (including ordering 2 and 3 digit numbers) mental addition and subtraction (including adding and subtracting 1 digit numbers to and from 2 digit numbers) and measurement (including telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue and digital clock.)

 

English:

We will be learning about the Stone Age this term. In English our featured text will be ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura. We will also be reading Stig of the Dump by Clive Davies, Oi! Caveboy by Alan MacDonald and How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson. We will interrogate each text and write our own Stone Age adventure story and instructions.

 

Topic: The Stone Age

Through our topic we will find out for example when the Stone Age was by looking at timelines, stone age people, their homes and survival (History focus) and where Stone Age people came from (Geography focus.) We will also be looking at Stone Age Art and Craft and create our own cave paintings (Art focus) and analyse Stone Age weapons and jewellery including spears, axes and bear tooth necklaces (DT focus.)

 

Science: Moving and Feeding

In Science the children will learn that animals including humans need the right types and amounts of nutrition to thrive and grow and that eating the wrong types and amounts can lead to health problems. They will investigate some of the health problems associated with not eating well. They will learn that we cannot make our own food and that we need to eat a varied diet and list the types of food that we need and why we need them and construct a balanced food plate. They will find out that different animals have different dietary requirements and some foods humans eat may be poisonous to animals.  The children will also discuss the role of the muscles and skeleton and describe what would happen if we didnʼt have them.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW Being Me In My World

During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at our thoughts and feelings during new experiences. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets linked to our Investors in Pupils and assess their progress in achieving them. They will look at and discuss the Jigsaw Charter including the ‘right to pass’ and then help to create their own rules for the classroom.

 

RE: What do different people believe about God?

In RE the children will be looking at what different people believe about God through for example stories, buildings and art.

 

PE: Games and Gymnastics

In PE the children will practice their throwing and receiving skills in games and stretching and curling in gymnastics. They will have Sports Development working with them in their lessons every other week.

 

Music: BRASS

During our music lessons the children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service.

 

ICT:

In ICT we will be learning about E safety including how to keep safe online, Blogging such as how to leave and comment on blogs on our school webpage and Navigatingwhich will include finding the school website and logging into school apps.

 

MFL: French

Our first theme will be Nice to Meet You! Which will include greetings and introductions.

 

HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER 

Every half term the children will receive ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to admin@corrie.tameside.schFAO Miss Wood / Mrs Faulkner or Mrs Akhtar.

The children will also be sent a piece of maths or literacy work.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW andafter that you will achieve RED for that week.

 

Want more?

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

 

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://www.ttrockstars.com

You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

Year 3 Spelling Rules and Examples

 

Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day. Take it home each day and ask your grown up to clean and refill for you.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.
  • PE is on Thursdays and Fridays.