Year 3 2021 - 2022

Miss Rochell - Gill

Year 3 Teacher
Maths and Geography Lead

Hello, Autumn. – Popo's thoughts

 Welcome to Year Three!

Welcome back all!

I hope you all enjoyed a fabulous half term break with loved ones and you're now well-rested and ready to tackle another half term full of exciting experiences and the countdown to christmas!

Our PE slots will continue to take place on a MONDAY and WEDNESDAY. 

Please endeavour to ensure that full PE kit is worn on Monday and Wednesday. It is advised that children wear trainers rather than plimsolls to provide greater support, particularly when taking part in PE outdoors. As the weather begins to turn much colder, children are encouraged to wear jogging bottoms/leggings to ensure that they are comfortable during our outdoor sessions.

My PPA will be covered by Mrs Mawrey on a Wednesday morning and she will teach PE, RE and French.

We also have a wonderful new addition to our class! Some of you may have spotted another adult in our class during the final weeks of last half term. We are very fortunate to have Miss Davies joining us for the rest of this year (minus a few weeks after christmas). She is a final year associate teacher who has a passion for all things music and classic cars. She will be sharing the class and teaching them lots of exciting new things throughout her placement with us. Please don't hesitate to say hello if you see Miss Davies around school :)

You can follow our learning journey via our school twitter account @LittleLeighSch and our new facebook page, where I will post updates and pictures.

If you need to discuss anything with me, please don't hesitate to contact me on my school email rrochellgill@littleleighprimary.cheshire.sch.uk or the school admin team via email who will be more than happy to pass your message on.

Here's to another fabulous year of learning, growing and having fun!

Miss Rochell-Gill 


This half term in History we will be answering the question...

'How did life in Britain change during the Bronze and Iron Ages?'

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We will build on our strong Stone Age knowledge from last half term to explore and analyse how life changed in Britain throughout the Bronze and Iron Ages.

To answer our key enquiry question we will focus on these mini enquiries...

  • What was new about the Bronze age?
  • What is iron and how is it made/used?
  • What was new about the Iron age?
  • How and why were hillforts used?

With our key historical focus in mind, children will be able to explore and enjoy a wide variety of brilliant fiction and non-fiction texts linked to the Bronze and Iron Age.

As Writers...

This half term we will be studying one of my all time favourite children's book...

"The Iron man came to the top of the cliff.

Where had he come from? Nobody knows.

How was he made? Nobody knows.

But one little boy realises that the Iron man is not here to destroy the Earth. He could even save the planet from a new, more deadly danger!"


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'The Iron Man' written by Ted Hughes and illustrated by Chris Mould

This revamped version of a children's classic is full to the brim of stunning illustrations that bring the heartwarming tale of the Iron Man to life and spark fabulous conversations and discussions. I cannot wait to share this story and see what amazing Iron man-inspired pieces of writing we can produce.

As Mathematicians...

We will be continuing to develop our understanding of addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers and beginning to use the formal column method to add and subtract 3-digit numbers. 

I will continue to set times table practise and consolidation tasks on MyMaths each Friday to further secure our understanding of the concepts covered. If you have any issues with logging onto MyMaths or accessing the tasks please let me know as soon as possible.

Please also find some of my favourite songs to help with times table recall linked below:

Mr Demaio 3 x song               Skip count by 4                        Mr Demaio 8 x song 

Hit the Button is also another fantastic online resource that aims to build confidence in multiplication and division recall. 

Hit the button - MathsLinks

As Scientists...

To begin with, we will be finishing off our learning of Rocks and soils. We will work scientifically to sort and classify a variety of rocks based upon their appearance and properties and we will investigate how soil and fossils are formed over time.

Weathering Rocks - Scientific American

We will then be moving onto Forces and Magnets!

As Designers...

We will research, design, create and evaluate our own moving christmas cards using levers and linkages similar to the ones shown below.

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Shared Reading


During the week, all children take part in several whole class reading sessions. Within these sessions we read a variety of extracts, chapters from stories and often work on our inference skills using video clips and images. These sessions aim to develop inference skills, comprehension of texts and fluency/understanding of the texts we read. 

In KS2 we strongly encourage parents/guardians to read 3 times a week and record a short comment in thier child's reading diary about that reading session.

 

 

 Homework 


Homework will now be set every Friday to be completed by the following Friday. Both MyMaths and Spelling Shed tasks will be set each. We encourage children to practise their set tasks at least three times a week alongside regular home reading. I will be checking reading diaries each Friday.

If you have any issues regarding the homework set then please contact me via the message book or at the door and I will do my best to resolve the issue.

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