Class Information

Welcome to Year 3
Class Teachers: Dr. Carey and Mrs. Green
Teaching Assistants: Mrs. Morgan (HLTA) and Mrs. Stone (HLTA) 
Autumn Term 2
We have started our new topic, "Customs and Beliefs". In this topic we will be focussing primarily on the religion of Judaism.
At this time of year, there are many different celebrations going on and we will be finding out all about how Jews celebrate Hanukkah and comparing it with the Christian festival of Christmas. Sadly, our Christmas celebrations in school will be a little different this year, but I'm sure we will still have a lot of fun!
Focus on Literacy
During Literacy this term, we will be learning to use simile and metaphor in writing our own mystery stories. We have written some amazing spooky stories based on the curse of Cogston House. Now we are going to recount the story of the Maccabees and the origins of Hanukkah. As part of our Judaism topic we will write instructions for playing Dreidel. Finally, we will learn more about the Christmas story.
Children wrote excerpts from their spooky stories to share. Prepare to be spooked! 
We have been writing poems about Harvest. Watch our video to find out more.
Focus on Maths
In maths during this half term, we will be learning about adding and subtracting three digit numbers using formal written methods.
We will also be introducing our 3 and 4 times tables.
Our KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) is knowing all multiplication and division facts for the 5 and 10x tables this will be practiced every day using our muscle maths cards as well as playing Times Tables Rock Stars. You can find the Muscle Maths cards below if you want to practise at home.
Focus on Science

The science topic is on light and shadow. We will be learning about light sources, how shadows work, keeping our eyes safe and how light works. There will be many interesting experiments to do and lots to learn. Thank you to all those parents who have kindly provided their children with torches - this will mean every one will be able to have a go!

Focus on Humanities
Our topic on Tudors and Stuarts is now complete and we have learnt so much! See below for some pictures of our displays of work.
We are now embarking on our new RE topic on Judaism, as a taster, here are some pictures of Last year's Year 3 class working on this topic. I hope you will enjoy it as much as they did!