Mrs Carre, Miss Chapman and Mrs Wheal are delighted to welcome you to Y3. The Year 3 team are so impressed with how well the children have settled to junior school life.

All children will have a colour banded book and a library book to take home and they will be able to change this every Monday.  We can provide a reading log if you require. Year 3 PE days are Tuesday and Thursday so their PE kit is required on these days. A navy or black tracksuit may be worn in the colder months.

Below is an overview of each term. For more detailed information regarding subject areas, please click here.

Home Learning – if you need to send anything to school  electronically, please email to: Y3@gomerjuniorschool.co.uk

Autumn 2 2020

This term we will carry on SPaG lessons recapping the basics of language beginning with noun, adjective and verb recognition, understanding adverbs, pronouns, inverted commas, conjunctions and prepositions! SPaG lessons take place on Monday and this is reinforced during the week in literacy lessons and guided reading sessions.

Maths this term will focus on the 4 rules of number, fractions, right angles,2D and 3D shape. We will continue to have an arithmetic test and 5 minute times tables challenge every Friday.Parents and carers can support their child at home by practising times tables as they are required to know all their times tables by the end of Year 4. 

We will be continuing The Stone Age where we look more closely at famous landmarks in Britain made by ancient civilisations. We will learn how life was for early man from researching artefacts discovered.Then we will be learning about volcanoes and earthquakes linking this to our science topic of Rocks and Soils.We will be using the knowledge we learn to write instructions, explanations and information texts in literacy.

In Religious Education we will be at the Madonna and child leading up to Christmas and the concept of Holiness. As part of our diversity and equality teaching we will use the book Blown Away by Rob Biddulph. The focus will be about being able to work with everyone in class.

gSTEM started with the Dyson engineering project and in particular, new ways of improving everyday objects such as the fan. We also looked at the qualities need in STEM, using the engineering habits of mind (EHOM) . This half term we will link our soil learning with the Pumpkin challenge which looks at how the people of Bangladesh grow crops in their sandy soil during the dry season. How STEM has helped to solve real life problems around the world.

In art we will be focusing on paint mixing and creating our own portrait of Madonna after looking at how other artists have portrayed her in their work.