Clarksfield Primary School

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0161-770-5400

Angela Sweeting (Executive Principal)

info@clarksfield.oldham.sch.uk

Grasmere Road, Oldham, Lancashire OL4 1NG

Meet the staff:

Teachers: Mr Smith and Mr Woodall.

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kausar, Miss Iqbal, Mrs Goulding, Mrs Bramwell and Mrs Rana.

What will we be learning about this half term? (Autumn 1)

Please note, there have been some slight to our topic map below. Spanish is now taught instead of French and in Science, the children will be learning about forces instead of rocks and soils. You can read more about what the children will be learning about in each individual subject this half term underneath the topic map.

English:

This half term we will be writing our own adventure stories. We will be innovating the story of the Stone Age Boy, our quality text this half term, by changing elements of the story including the characters, setting  and plot. We will be developing our speaking and listening skills as well by  practising orally reciting the story by using appropriate action, intonation and volume. We will also be continuing to develop and up-level our vocabulary in our writing by using a range of Alan Peat sentences, including 2A sentences and 3 _ed sentences, to capture the reader’s interest.

Reading:

This half term, we are reading the book ‘Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura and we will be continuing to develop our vocabulary and speaking and listening skills. The book is about a boy who wakes up to find himself in the Stone Age, learning all about how the early Britons lived and meeting a girl called Om along the way. We will be continuing to develop our higher order thinking skills by looking at Bloom's Taxonomy questions in our English lessons to develop a deeper understanding of 

Maths:

This half term our focus will be on place value, recognising and writing numbers up to 1000 in both numerals and words. We will also be developing our knowledge of place value in detail, using Base 10 to explore what each digit represents (e.g. hundreds, tens and ones).

 

Science:

This half term in Science, we will be looking at at the forces of push and pull as well as gravity and air resistance. We will also be planning an investigation to answer a scientific question, recording and explaining our observations using charts, diagrams and scientific vocabulary.

 

Topic:

This half term in Topic, our main focus is 'Stones and Bones: Who first lived in Britain?' We will be learning all about life from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, looking at the food, culture and lifestyles of Early Britons. We will be making our own models of Stonehenge and will be sampling Stone Age stew!

What can you do to improve your learning at home?

 

English:

Practice your weekly spellings and complete your homework each week!

 

Reading:

Read every night to your mum, dad, sister, brother or teddy bear!

Maths:

Practice your 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables and related division facts. 

Science:

Research the different forces and consider what items you might push or pull and whether this makes the item start or stop.

Humanities:

Visit the library, look at holiday brochures or research the Stone Age on the internet (with your parents' supervision).

 

Music:

When listening to songs on the radio, think about the vocal, rhythm, tempo, pulse, layers, instrumentals, solos that you can hear!

Homework:

1x Maths 1x English challenge to be completed per week

1x Phonics/spellings practice per week

 

 Homework will be set on a Friday and must be completed by Wednesday at the latest. Online homework may also be set at www.iamlearning.co.uk. Your child will have been given a letter with their username, password and school code. If you require a reprint of this letter, please speak to a member of the Year 3 team.

 

Times Tables Rockstars:

Practise your times tables online every week, especially the 3, 4 and 8 times tables which we will be focusing on this year. Your child will have been given a letter with their username, password and school code. If you require a reprint of this letter, please speak to a member of the Year 3 team.

PE:

We have PE once a week and Dance once a week. Please make sure that you bring your PE each week on the correct days.

 PE for 3PS and 3EC takes place on Tuesday morning and Dance takes place on a Wednesday afternoon.

 

What exciting things have we been getting up to in Year 3?