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Sirius (Year 3)

Welcome to Year 3 (Miss Bathe and Mrs Redshaw).

First of all, well done to everyone in Year 3 for coming back after such a long time off and adapting to the changes in school. You have all worked so hard and made lots of progress already.

Things to Note

- Children are expected to read at least four times a week at home and will be awarded monthly and individual prizes for reaching milestone reads.

- PE will be on a Thursday each week, Children should come to school in appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor sessions.




Core Subject Learning

Spelling- The focus was adding the prefixes ‘dis’, ‘in’, ‘im’ and ‘un’ to root words.

Reading- The focus was on the text ‘Wolves in the Walls’ and the non-fiction texts 'Meet the Tiger' and ‘Surprising Sharks’. We focused on the reading skills prediction and retrieval.

Literacy- The focus was on writing in narratives, ensuring they are adding description. One day, the wolves came into the classroom and caused chaos. We used this stimulus to write our own version of 'The Wolves came into School!'

We also focused on non-chronological reports on predators. We included a range of sentence types, such as, subordinating conjunctions, question sentences, prepositional and expanded noun phrases. We worked hard to research our chosen animals and find out as many facts as we could. I am so impressed with the information we have all remembered.

Maths- The focus was on number and place value so that children can partition 3-digit numbers in different ways and compare these using more than and less than.

Creative Learning

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side! We have been learning about perfect predators. From eagled-eyed bird of prey to voracious Venus Flytrap! We used oil crayons to create predator eyes. Can you see which predators we have drawn?

We used what we have learnt about the best of the beasts to create our own set of Top Trumps. We researched our chosen animals weight, speed, weapons, deadly rating and strength and added these to our cards. Who will have the ultimate predator and win the game?!


Core Subject Learning

Spelling- The focus will be to add the prefix ‘pre’ and suffix ‘ly’. We will also be looking at common homophones and their meanings.

Reading- The focus will be on the text ‘Stone Age Boy’, ’The Secrets of Stonehenge’ and ’The History Detective Investigates: Stone Age to Iron Age’.  We will be focusing on the reading skills vocabulary and summarising.

We will also be reading ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ and ‘Leon and the Place Between’ as part of Our Favourite Five.

Literacy- The focus will be on writing poetry based around 'Picture Books in Wonderland' by Robert Louis Stevenson, narratives based around 'Stone Age Boy' and 'Stig of the Dump' and information texts on homes in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.

Maths- The focus will be on mental and written addition of numbers up to 3 digits. We will also be learning our 2s, 5s and 10s times tables and participating in the Barvember challenge from White Rose Maths.

Creative Learning

Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all your technology and try to forget the modern world. Imagine what the world would be like 5000 years ago… What would you have seen?

We will be going on a journey back in time taking us through from 'The Stone Age' to 'The Iron Age'. The children will create timelines ordering the prehistoric times and learning all about the changes that happened in Britain.

In Art and Design the children will be creating some amazing 'Stone Age' cave paintings.

We have been looking at Hunter-gathers and how people from the Stone Age survived. We looked at the weapons and tools they used in order to hunt and gather and we made Stone Age fruit stew. We used blueberries, blackberries, rich tea biscuits and honey.


For Children in Need this year, we all dressed up in our silliest clothes! We had children in their pajamas, clown costumes and clothes back to front!

Some of our children have been working with Redcar & Eston School Sport Partnership completing the 'Learn 2 Ride' training. They have been learning the skills of breaking before getting on/off the bike, looking for hazards ahead before setting off, setting off with balance, controlling the bike to go the speed they want and to the destination they want.

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