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Welcome to 3M!

 

Welcome to Year 3 and Newhall Junior School.  We will be sharing our learning and adventures in school on this page throughout the year so please check back regularly.

Autumn 2.

 

English - Narrative.

 

Maths - 3M Maths Group.

 

Topic - Ancient Greece.

 

Science - Humans Including Animals.

 

PSHE - Bullying.

 

RE - The Christmas Story and why Christians celebrate it.

 

 

 

Autumn 1.

This half term we will begin by refreshing our memories after the holidays with some of the Year 2 expectations within Maths and English.

In English the children will be:-  

  • Focusing upon ensuring they fully understand and use spelling patterns and their phonic knowledge and begin to learn some of the expected Year 3 spellings. (See the link on the Year 3 page for the words children should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 3 & 4)
  • Focus upon developing their ability to manipulate language to create 'super' sentences from which they can begin to then further develop with their Year 3 learning.
  • Continue to develop their reading fluency and begin to build upon their deeper understanding of what they have read.

 

In Maths, the children will be introduced to the Singapore approach to teaching which is has a proven success rate. We will begin this journey by:-

  • Ensuring the children's understanding of place value(tens and units)
  • Developing mental recall of simple addition and subtraction facts.
  • Revising their knowledge of multiplication to rapid recall times tables.

 

In our theme work this half term, the children will be learning the following:-

Science - Rocks and Soils, which will involve the children developing an understanding of the types of rock and soils on our planet and exploring how these are formed.

History - Stone Age to Iron Age, which will involve the children learning about the life within this time period and comparing with their own experiences today.

 

Autumn 1 - Exploring, questioning and thinking!

 

We have been exploring, questioning and thinking with our school storyteller Maria. We have met a Stone Age woman and a Roman woman, explored being part of an Iron Age Tribe and become Archaeologists.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed stepping into new worlds and being immersed in history!  

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Stone Age to Iron Age.

Linking to the curriculum, we have now looked through from the Stone Age all the way to the Iron Age. The children have been able to chronologically order events they have learnt about to show how things have progressed through the ages.

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Rocks - Exploring.

We went exploring for fossils! We learnt about Mary Anning and how she discovered fossils so we explored for ourselves. We adopted the techniques of carefully brushing the sand away and looking at which fossils they were before looking at the process of how a fossil is formed. We then had the challenge of ordering the way a fossil is formed using pictorial representations.

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Cross-curricular French!

During Autumn 1, we started to learn the basics of French. We learnt the numbers up to 10. To challenge us, we tried some simple sums using the numbers in French and the children did this really well!

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Reading - visualising.

In 3M's reading group we decided to try something a little different since it was PJ day! Looking at inference through reading, the children look at a text in more depth during their reading sessions. To challenge them, I asked them to act out part of the story they had read. They didn't have access to the book and it challenged them to bring what they had visualised while reading to life. The children grasped this really well, bringing the characters to life with emotions.

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'Heartfelt Messages.'

 

This year the National Memorial Arboretum are doing a 'Heartfelt Messages' project in the running up to Remembrance Day. Children from schools across the country are contributing their messages that will be displayed at the Memorial Arboretum. We really enjoyed making the origami style hearts and the children really were heartfelt with their messages to veterans old and young that have been involved in war.

 

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