Autumn Term 2 2017
Welcome back to Mr Longthorne’s Year 3 class where we hope to continue on the work of the first half term. Mrs Furniss is our ETA support.
Things to remember:
Autumn term 2
Literacy – In November we are looking at non-fiction texts – biographies and instruction texts - based on our topic of inventors and inventions linked with light. The following month, we will be reading A Christmas Carol to get us in the mood for the festive season with a classic moral tale. From reading this we will aim to improve our writing skills and build on our sentences, writing narrative pieces and editing and improving these pieces.
Maths – We will we learning our 3, 4 and 8 times tables, counting up and down in 50 and 100 and using formal methods to multiply. We will also be looking at problem solving, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division.
Science – This term we are looking at inventors and inventions linked with the discovery, travel direction and manipulation of light.
Art and DT- We will develop our art techniques, looking at artists who used light and shadow and in DT will we be designing and hopefully making a pinhole camera.
Computing - We will learn a range of key skills to help create an animated cartoon.
French – We will continue with greetings, learn words and phrases to describe the family and be learning our colours and numbers to 20. We will also look at days of the week and months of the year as well as investigating how the French celebrate Christmas.
RE - We will be looking at the sources of wisdom of different cultures and identity.
PHSE – We will be following the “Jigsaw” scheme and celebrating differences.
Please help your child meet their targets by taking an interest in what they are doing in school and helping them when they need it!
The adults in class are working hard to make sure that the children in our class have a happy and successful year. If you wish to discuss anything concerning your child, please call in and see me at the beginning or end of the school day when we are usually available, or make an appointment at the office.