Welcome to the Year 3 Class page!
This term our line of enquiry is….
Do stones have a story to tell?
Our Power of Reading text is: ‘Lubna and Pebble’ by Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egneus
We will be using this text to explore the features of character descriptions, setting descriptions, diaries, and write descriptive pieces.
This half term we will be learning about rocks and soils
This half term as geologists we will learn to…
- Identify the key features of a mountain.
- Identify where Mount Everest is and facts about its history.
- Understand how mountains are formed.
- Explain how volcanoes are formed and understand the role of tectonic plates.
- Understand why some people choose to live near volcanoes.
- Understand what earthquakes are and why they occur.
- Explain what causes tsunamis and how they affect people.
These are the skills we will be learning…
- Know what physical geography is.
- Know how to identify and describe aspects of physical geography.
- Know how to use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping (Google Earth) to locate countries and describe features studied.
This term the children will be engaging in a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, where possible linking into our Power of Reading book. We are practising our VIPERS reading skills, focusing this term on the retrieval and inference domains. Our author of the half term is Dick King Smith. We will be learning about about the author’s books and exploring them in fun and exciting ways.
At Northfield St Nicholas, we love to read!
Every child will take home a school reading book that is linked to their reading assessment. These booked are changed regularly.
Remember to read at least 3 times a week at home and record this in your school reading log, to show your class teacher.
Every week children have the opportunity to visit our school’s ‘Lost Library’
During their weekly library sessions children can change their existing library books. These are taken home for them to enjoy in their home setting!
Remember to bring your library book to school on your library day so you can change it!
Word of the Day!
Our words for this term are:
Can you be a word wizard? Try to write a sentence for these words!
Northfield St Nicholas’ Reading Race!
Every Wednesday is Reading Wednesday!
We are challenged to read every Wednesday with someone at home that can record it in our reading book logs. The class with the most pupils that have read will win the race!
The winners will be announced each week and the winning classes are moved along the reading race and receive a bonus playtime!
At the end of the term the first class to reach the end of the reading race will win a treat/prize!
At Northfield St. Nicholas we teach our English curriculum through high quality texts. The texts we use link directly to our lines of enquiry and support our learning in other areas of the curriculum. We introduce a new book every half term.
The children explore the text, page by page, over the half term and engage with it in a variety of ways. We use lots of drama to support us and take lots of photos – keep checking back to see what we have been up to!
We will be improving our knowledge of grammar and parts of speech, as we learn to write different types of sentences. We put what we have learnt into practice, with a ‘Big Write’.
Please continue to support your child at home with spelling and handwriting practise.
At Northfield, we adopt a Mastery approach during our lessons. Daily, children will engage in four maths sessions, times tables/maths discussion, maths lesson and maths workout
Don’t forget to practise your times tables at home! Here are some great ways to do so:
Remember to collect coins on ‘Times table Rock stars!’ Remember it is a competition between each class!
Don’t forget to use the PiXL times tables app!
We will have our PE lessons on a Thursdays and will need to be in our kit .
Links to help at home: