Year 3 - Dolphins

Welcome back! We hope you had a good summer holiday and are all excited to be Dolphins!


This year there are a few changes - we are back to our old school uniform, but with smart new PE kits including some great looking hoodies!  It is normal school uniform every day, except for PE days where you should come in your school PE kit with your house colour t-shirt - I can't wait to see how smart you look! PE will be on MONDAYS and TUESDAYS to start with so you should come in PE kit that day each week. We will be learning tri-golf to start with, so you should bring trainers for outside PE.


Don't forget you will need a pair of plimsolls to change into inside - remember this means that we can use our field and Basecamp right into winter because we can change out of muddy shoes when playtime and lunchtime are over.


In English, we will be writing narratives based on the book The Tear Thief and creating an information text on the Giant Country which all links to our current class book, The BFG.   


In maths we continue to follow the White Rose Scheme and this term we will be looking at place value , focusing on the order of numbers up over 1000. We will then be looking at written methods for the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 


In history, we will be learning about the Stone Age, moving through to the Iron Age. We will be learning how these early people lived and will even have a go at cave drawings!


Mrs Green will be teaching Science this term. The children will be learning about different types of rocks then different light.  


Our music focus this term is based around R&B music and we will learn to sing Let your Spirit Fly as a group.  In French, we will be learning  French phrases and numbers. 


Our computing lessons will focus on connecting computers, as well as coding and we will regularly revisit elements of online safety.  


In RE our focus is on Hinduism. We will also be celebrating different faiths over the term in our Faith Days.  

In PSHE/RHE we will be focusing on Caring and Responsibilities, and Similarities and Differences.  During our Cultural Day this term, we will be learning all about Greece, which has strong links to one of our British Values of Democracy.


In DT we will be learning how to bake fruit scones and cheese twists whilst learning how to measure out ingredients, using a range of equipment and reading recipes. In Art we will be creating our own cave drawings, considering what resources were used to create the art. We will also be studying the international artist: Picasso and creating our own portraits in the style of his artwork. 


We have so much exciting learning planned, it is really important that everyone works as hard as they can to have 100% attendance - if you aren't here, you can't learn!


For homework this term, we are going to focus on reading and developing our fluency as well as a love of reading.  There will be weekly spellings on Spelling Shed, and times tables practice on TTRS.  Children will bring their logins home. 


Finally, as ever, if you have any questions or would like to offer any help, please do get in touch, either at the school gate at the end of the day or through the office.


Here's to a great year!


Mrs Burrows, Miss Dickinson and Mrs O'Neill :)