We are the lovely Lemurs! We are a year 3 class and our teachers are Mr Matthews and Miss Bacon. We will be supported at different times by Mrs Hollywood, Mrs Metcalfe and Miss Watson.
Our Autumn term topic is:
'Did life change after the Battle of Britain?'
This Autumn Term our work will centre around the question: Did life change after the Battle of Britain? We will be finding out all about the events during World War II and the impact it had on people including rationing, evacuating and air raids. This will help us to understand how World War II changed Britain. We will finish the topic by studying the history of a local area.
Our writing will be focused around our exciting and engaging topic. We will begin by developing our knowledge of writing compound and complex sentences in our writing. As we have made the huge climb up to Lower KS2, there are lots of new SPAG objectives that we will be learning including expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials. We will practise these skills by creating some fascinating pieces including setting descriptions, newspaper reports and poetry.
In Lemurs Class, we love to encourage a love of reading. Each week, we will have a reading session where we will develop our reading and comprehension skills. We will learn to retell the text in detail and answer questions based on what we have read. We will look at a range of text types to track the meaning of words, unpick interesting vocabulary and explore the structure and presentation of a text. By the end of the Autumn Term, we will understand the link between language and performance by performing a poem.
This Autumn Term we will be focusing on number by learning about place value. We will learn how to represent and partition numbers up to 1000 and compare and order numbers and objects using the greater than, less than and equal to symbols. We will use our knowledge of place value to add and subtract numbers using concrete resources and the formal written method. To start preparing us for Year 4, we will take part in lots of different activities each week to help us work on the 5, 10 and 2 times tables including the associated division facts. We will use Times Table Rockstars to help us with this.
In Science, we will be learning about how our environment changes throughout the year by observing trees, flowers, insects and seeds on our school grounds. We will revisit this again in the Summer Term to allow us to compare our observation and judgements and reach a conclusion.
After half term, we will be exploring our amazing bodies and think about what humans and animals need to stay healthy and survive. By conducting an investigation, we will explore the correlation between a person’s physical characteristics and their performance in a certain activity.
Art and DT
We are extremely excited to be creative in Art and DT. During the first half term, we will be using our knowledge of the colour wheel to create a sunset background of ‘The Blitz’. We will use our sketching and cutting skills to help us with this. In DT during the second half term, we will be designing and evaluating a savoury dish which consists of the different foods people would have grown and used during World War II. To ensure we are safe, we will learn how to handle and use tools safely to prepare our savoury dish.
Excitingly, our computing lessons will link to our Topic.
We are lucky to have 2 PE lessons a week with two fantastic coaches. On Tuesdays, we will be developing our football skills and applying them in games with Mr Saleh. On Thursdays, we will be focusing on dance by thinking carefully about how our movements link to the music.
In Autumn 1, we will be focusing on the question 'What difference does it make to be a Christian?'. By the end of this unit, children will recall stories that lie behind the celebration of Easter, Christmas, Pentecost and Harvest and contemporary practice in relation to these four festivals. During Autumn 2, we will consider 'Where, how and why do people worship?'. We will learn about what key ideas Churches, Mosques and Mandirs express about belief and worship and compare the similarities and differences between different places of worship.
The focus of our RSHE lessons is 'Healthy and Happy Friendships'. We will look at the qualities of a healthy relationship and the importance of listening, personal boundaries and keeping safe. After half term, we will focus on 'Valuing and Respecting One Another'. We will learn that we are all different but equal.
We will be following the Charanga scheme for our music lessons. During the first half term, we will have an R&B focus using the song ‘Let the Spirit Fly’. We will learn how to identify the structure of songs – introduction, verse, and chorus and l begin to create our own rhythmic patterns. We will sing the unit song in two parts and play the notes F, G and C on the glockenspiel. During Autumn 2, we learn about the difference between pulse and rhythm and learn to play and read the notes C, D, E and F. We are excited to learn to play a variety of familiar tunes on the glockenspiel and develop our knowledge by improvising and creating our own compositions.
During our ‘All About Me’ topic, we will learn simple French phrases and greetings, how to count to 10 and talk about our favourite games. We will begin to develop our understanding of cultural differences and languages spoken by our peers.
Weekly homework and spellings will always be on Seesaw. Children will be assigned weekly spellings on EdShed. We would be grateful if you could encourage your child to practise their spellings, complete their homework and read at least 3 times a week in line with our home/school agreement.
Every Tuesday and Thursday - PE.
Please can children come to school in appropriate clothing on these days. Please make sure earrings have been taken out before school as we cannot take them out for them and hair is tied up.
Every Thursday – Times table test
Every Friday – Spelling test, Reading Record check and homework check.
Friday 15th October – INSET day
TBC - Carol Concert