Welcome to Autumn 2 in Year 3
This term we will be studying the theme ‘Healthy Humans" as a part of our creative curriculum.
This term we will be learning all about the importance of staying healthy. The children will become personal trainers in staying healthy, dietary and training advice. They will develop knowledge, skills and understanding in nutrition, muscles, bones and joints and even conduct their own research in order to answer questions. Our starting point will be looking at sailors in the past and the research of James Lind and Vitamin C.
To do this we will be:
This term will also have a big focus on Art and Design
We will be studying the artist Claes Oldenburg. We will be looking at Oldenburg’s choice of food for his soft sculptures compared to a more healthy diet. We will be using his examples to create our own masterpiece. The children will discuss and make thoughtful observations and think about starting points and ideas to use in their own work.
The children will work on drawing skills that will be essential to develop their 3-D work.
From observational drawings and paintings, children can better develop their sculptures of food in either clay or textile.
During our first week back in school we be remembering all those who have sacrificed themselves in two world wars and other conflicts .Remembrance Sunday is a day for the nation remember.
We will then follow by looking at Mary the Mother of God.
Our objectives are to :
Know God called Mary to be the Mother of his son
Know that Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth
Know about the mystery of the Incarnation
To understand Advent in the celebration of the birth of Jesus
Know about the birth of Jesus and reflect on what it means.
Our first unit is based on fables. We will be using "The Hare and the Tortoise" by Brian Wildsmith and Aesop's Fables by Michael Rosen.
Our key reading skills are:
Draw inferences around characters thoughts, feelings and actions, and justify with evidence from the text.
Our key writing skills are:
Second unit - Looking at Poems with a structure.
Our key reading skills are:
Third Unit - Persuasive Letters
Our key reading skills:
Evaluate how specific information is organised within a persuasive letter.
Key writing skills
In Maths, we will be focusing on: addition and subtraction and moving onto multiplication. Helping at home with addition and subtraction, using inverse and problem solving will support learning in class. Please follow the link to our maths policies so you can see how the children are taught in school. Also don't forget mymaths.
This class page will keep you updated with all the goings-on in our class and any important information that you may need to know. If you have any questions please feel free to come and speak to me after school. Attached is also a topic overview of all our subject topics for this year.
What you can do at home . . .
Spellings Year 3/4 words
Times table to be practiced daily at home.
Homework tasks- given half termly.
PE- Thursday (Please ensure PE kit and trainers are in school, this is for health and safety reasons)
If you have any other questions or queries, please feel free to talk to me at the end of the school day, or alternatively arrange a meeting with me via Mrs Thompson in the office.
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