Year 3

Weekly Overview

Well done to Year 3 for their hard work, reslience and enthusiasm over the past half-term.

In English this week, Year 3 have been writing their own short stories inspired by our work on Fantastic Mr Fox. We have also been comparing the 2002 BBC Stig of the Dump programme to the 1963 novel. The children thoroughly enjoyed seeing how different TV and film can be from the original content, and even came up with their own ideas for adaptations.

In Maths this week, Year 3 have been practising their 3, 4 and 8 times tables using multiplication and division facts. They have worked incredibly independently this week and I have been very proud.

In the afternoons this week, Year 3 and 4 have completed their Light Science assessments and have continued to make me proud. Over half of the class had an exceeding score on their test. The class have also further worked on their science and design skills by using torches to create their own shadow puppet shows.

Half-Termly Overview

Please find below the subjects and topics that we will be learning about over the Summer 1 half-term.

English – Performance Poetry, Emotional Stories and Information Texts

Maths – Fractions, area and perimeter, place value, addition and subtraction, geometry

In the afternoon sessions:

History –  Ancient Egypt

Geography – Comparison between Oldham and Sheffield

Science – Plants

PE – Athletics

Spanish- My Family

RE – Hinduism

Art – Landscapes and Cityscapes

PSHE –  Money Matters

We would welcome any resources you may have at home that you feel could enhance your child’s learning in any part of the curriculum that we are studying. This may be in the form of information books, guidebooks and leaflets collected on visits to places of interest that you have made with your family. Even better, if you feel that any experiences of your own are relevant to the curriculum, it would be wonderful if you could come and share them with the class.


Information for the academic year

Homework will be given out through Google Classroom every Friday and is due in on the following Friday. This will include their weekly spellings, a maths tasks and a reading comprehension. Children should be completing this work independently, however if there are any issues with this children are encouraged to see me before it is due. All children have received their SpellingShed log-ins and should be regularly using this to practise for their Friday tests.

Children are expected to read for 15 minutes daily and this is to be written into their reading records. Reading regularly can not only improve word recognition and fluency, but can also assist children in their writing during class.

P.E. will be on Friday this term. Children are to come to school in their PE kits ready for the full day. Please bear in mind the weather and ensure that your child wears an appropriate kit for the day.

All children should arrive at school on time for 08:30 everyday to ensure that they are able to enter school safely, wash their hands and begin on their morning work.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using Class Dojo or through the school office.

Thank you

Miss O’Donnell