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Chestnut Class Year 3

Welcome back to what looks to be a fabulous Summer term!

Below are a few reminders of our expectations regarding homework as well as an overview of the curriculum this term.

PE will take place on Wednesday and then either Thursday or Friday. Water bottles need to be in every day.

Spellings

Time tables

Reading

Mr Hawes’ challenge

There will be spellings set every week.

They will be tested on Wednesday.

The result for the spelling test will be found in their reading record.

Time table grids are in reading records with the correct time table for learning this week. They should be completed each day. Time tables will be tested on Thursday mornings. If your child passes the test they will move on to the next time table.

The children are expected to read every night to an adult. If they have five recorded signatures in their reading diary they will enter a raffle on Friday.

Mr Hawes will set a challenge every week.

Curriculum Coverage for the Summer Term

In Literacy next term we will be writing an adventure story based on natural disasters and using an information atlas as our non-fiction text to find out about the world around us and recreate our own version.

 

We will continue to improve our grammar, spelling, punctuation and handwriting as we go!

In Maths next term we will review all the main concepts covered so far in numbers and their properties, take a deeper look at fractions and decimals, review the methods we use for all calculations, learn how to solve multi-step problems and do two larger units on measure and shape and space. 

In RE next term children will be learning all about Easter and the Pentecost as well as what it means to be a good Christian.

In science next term carry out a long-term investigation of the factors that affect the growth of plants, observing and measuring their plants for the course of the unit.  They learn about the main functions of the different parts of a plant and will study the life cycle of a flowering plant, including studying the structure of a flower and the different methods of seed dispersal.

 

In PE next term we will be learning how to hit and field a ball as well as looking at the skills needed to be successful in athletics – running, jumping and throwing. 

 

Discovering Non-Fiction Books... we found out a lot of new and exciting information!

SCIENCE! Observing changes over time; looking for clues of Spring and the beginnings of Summer.

Making 3D Shapes - super teamwork demonstrated to learn about and make a range of 3D shapes - well done Year 3.

VOLCANOES!! Well done on some excellent Easter home learning projects.

VOLCANOES!! Well done on some excellent Easter home learning projects. 1
VOLCANOES!! Well done on some excellent Easter home learning projects. 2
VOLCANOES!! Well done on some excellent Easter home learning projects. 3
VOLCANOES!! Well done on some excellent Easter home learning projects. 4

Body Measure!

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World Book Day - What a brilliant effort with all the costumes; well done!

Collective Worship. This week was organised by Phoenix, Myah, Connor and Lexi. (Photos by James Jones)

January's Primary Stars

January's Primary Stars 1

Investigating Friction using Newton Meters to measure Force

Oooh La La! Take a look at our French cafe.

Science! Observing sunflowers and trees over time and examining different kinds of rocks.

Science! Observing sunflowers and trees over time and examining different kinds of rocks. 1
Science! Observing sunflowers and trees over time and examining different kinds of rocks. 2
Science! Observing sunflowers and trees over time and examining different kinds of rocks. 3
Science! Observing sunflowers and trees over time and examining different kinds of rocks. 4
Science! Observing sunflowers and trees over time and examining different kinds of rocks. 5
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Science! Observing sunflowers and trees over time and examining different kinds of rocks. 10
Science! Observing sunflowers and trees over time and examining different kinds of rocks. 11
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Science! Observing sunflowers and trees over time and examining different kinds of rocks. 14
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Check out our Pollocks! Jackson Pollock inspired art work for Children in Need.

Making Skeletons - As part of our Science topic on Animals and Skeletons

Our newly elected Mini Vinnies: Congratulations James and Hana!

Our newly elected Mini Vinnies: Congratulations James and Hana! 1

Collective Worship

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Collective Worship 3 Week 2
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Welcome to Chestnut Class

Teacher: Mr Higgins

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Davies

 

Autumn 2017

English
  • Reading
    Read books that are structured in different ways
  • Draw inferences such as character’s feelings from their thoughts and actions and justify with evidence from the text
  • Identify how language, structure and presentation aid meaning

Writing

  • Discuss writing similar to that which they are going to write to learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
  • In  non-narrative material use simple presentational devices
  • Compose and rehearse sentences orally(including dialogue), progressively building a rich and varied vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures

Grammar

  • Extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions 
  • Use fronted adverbials
  • Using and punctuating direct speech – introduce inverted commas, use of inverted commas and other punctuation for direct speech  (Speech marks)
  • Express time, place and cause using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions (Yr3)

Terminology

Adverb, preposition, conjunction, sentence, adverbial, direct speech

     Spoken Language

  • Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including expressing feelings
Maths

Reading, writing and ordering two- and three-digit numbers

Counting and estimating

Number facts to 20 and to 100

Addition and Subtraction of 1 and 2-digit numbers

Multiplication and division facts

Measuring using mm, cm and metres

Recognising, describing and making 2D and 3D shapes

Counting and estimating

Addition and subtraction of two- and three-digit numbers, using a number line and columns

Multiplication and division: doubling, halving and TU × U

Fractions: representing, comparing and ordering unit fractions of shapes and numbers

Read and write time to 5 minute intervals

Read, present and interpret pictograms and tables

Religious Education

1. Have the opportunity to reflect on what it means to be part of a family.

2. Have the opportunity to reflect on what it means to be part of the Christian family.

3. Have an opportunity to know that we join the Christian family when we are baptised.

4. Have an opportunity to know what happens when we are baptised.

5. Have an opportunity to know the signs used in Baptism and understand why they are used

6. Have an opportunity to know the promises made by parents and godparents at Baptism

 

Science

Animal Homes

This unit is intended to be taught across the whole year with a minimum of two lessons in each term. 

Pupils look at the "homes" that insects and birds need and make the school friendlier towards these creatures.

They evaluate the success of the measures they have taken.

Pupils also observe plants over time to explore the development of seeds and the life cycle of plants.

Animals and Skeletons

Overview of the unit:

Pupils revisit the classification of animals according to diet as carnivores, herbivores or omnivores, researching

the diets of animals in more detail.  They look at human dietary requirements and begin to identify different food

types and their different uses in the body.  Dissecting an owl pellet provides a link between learning about diets

and the study of skeletons. Pupils learn about external and internal skeletons , making a life size skeleton diagram

and studying the names and functions of the major bones in the human skeleton.

TOPIC - The Romans


Other notices:

PE will be on Thursday and Friday.

Homework will be set on Friday and due in no later than Wednesday.

Reading, spellings and times tables should be practised every day and recorded in reading records.

 

Week 1 - Place Value - Punctuating Speech - PE Games - Non Fiction Books

Science - Looking at habitats in the school grounds and recording changes to our environment

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Love one another as I have loved you (John 13:34)

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