Welcome to Year 3
Teacher - Mrs Stanton
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Bostock
Maths homework will be given every night (Monday - Thursday) in the form of Mini Maths. This should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. On Fridays, Maths homework will be set on Century Tech, to be completed over the weekend.
English homework will either be a worksheet, in Purple books, or on Century Tech.
Our Autumn Vehicle is called Perfect Pottery. We will be designing and making a piece of pottery to be sold in a local shop. All monies raised will go to our chosen charity, Mary Meals.
Our units in RE this term are Belonging to God's Family and We Listen to God's Word at Mass. We will learn about being welcomed into the family of God through the Sacrament of Baptism.
We will learn about the structure of the Mass and why is it important to listen to the Word of God. We will hear and respond to Old Testament stories and New Testament Parables that give us a message of how to live as a members of God's family.
In English and Guided Reading we will be reading the compelling and exciting story by Ted Hughes, The Iron Man. We will act in role as the characters from the story and then write and take part in a television interview. Our final piece of writing will be a newspaper report. We will use our computing skills to publish our reports.
In Maths we will revise our understanding of place value in 2 digit numbers before moving on to 3 digit numbers. We will learn about greater than and less than and place numbers up to 1000 on a number line. Once our place value understanding is secure, we will learn how to add and subtract 3 digit numbers. We will also be learning our 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. We will use TT Rockstars to help us learn them.
Our topic for Science is Forces and Magnets. We will learn about how different forces act on objects to make them move. We will work scientifically to investigate how objects move on different surfaces. We will explore magnets and how magnetism is a force that can move objects without touching them. We will also investigate which materials are magnetic and which are not.
In History we will be learning about the famous potter from Stoke on Trent, Josiah Wedgewood. We will learn about his life and work and the life of children in the 18th Century. We will also learn about his involvement in the abolition of slavery. We will use a range of primary and secondary sources to ask and answer questions about the past. We will learn about chronology and be able to order dates on timeline, correctly stating what BC and AD mean.
In Geography we will be learning about the geographical features of Uttoxeter and Stoke on Trent. We will learn about land use and compare the two places. Building on or knowledge from Year 2, we will explore compasses and use 8 point compass directions. We will learn about different settlements and how a town and a city differ. To link with our work on Josiah Wedgewood, we will learn about canals and their importance for trade and transport links.
In Art we will be basing our work on the famous pottery artist Clarice Cliff. We will explore primary and secondary colours and learn how to mix colours. We will use our colour mixing skills to make monochromatic paintings. After looking at lots of examples of Clarice Cliff's work, we will design our own painting in a similar style.
D & T
In D&T we will be looking at packaging for a variety of products. We will visit some local shops to see how products are packaged and displayed. We will use scoring, folding and joining skills to make 3D shapes from nets and decide on which products these boxes would be suitable for. We will use our knowledge and skills to design and make the packaging for our finished pottery product.