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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.

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AUTUMN 1

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?!

AUTUMN 2

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