Year 3 Willow Class
Class Teacher Miss Andi Robinson - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see below our Year 3 Curriculum Presentation 2022-23
Willow Class update
Willow Class have had a great start to 2023! They are such a fantastic bunch, who throw themselves enthusiastically and cheerfully into everything we do. We’ve discussed miracles in RE, studied steel sculptures in Art, improvised on the glockenspiels in Music and put together street dance moves in PE!
In our Jigsaw unit 'Dreams and Goals’, we have identified personal short term goals and long term ambitions. We’ve thought how we can use our strengths and work with others to achieve them.
We’ve spent this half term focussing on multiplication and division. We’ve consolidated the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and are learning the 3, 4 and 8 times tables, alongside their inverse division facts. Please keep trying to find a few minutes every day to practise these with your child, to improve their speed and fluency.
Our reading and writing journeys this half term are based on ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. We’ve written nonet poems, made ‘Wanted’ posters to enlist the help of the village in capturing the Iron Man, written Hogarth’s diary entry and interviewed the Iron Man. Our final piece of writing will bring together all the skills acquired in a newspaper report on the battle between the Iron Man and the Space-Bat-Angel-Dragon. We are also enjoying reading our class story ‘The Wild Robot’ by Peter Brown and drawing comparisons with ‘The Iron Man’.
In our ‘Forces and Magnets’ topic, we’ve worked scientifically to design investigations to answer the questions: ‘What are contact forces?’, ‘How do objects move on different surfaces?’ and ‘Can forces act without contact?’.
History & Geography
We started our ‘One Planet’ theme by using an atlas and a key to locate and record countries and capital cities on a world map. We moved onto researching the technological developments, homes and settlements in the Bronze and Iron Ages. Next, we’ll assess the reliability of sources of evidence about Celtic warriors. Finally, we’ll reflect upon the impact humans have had on their natural environment since the discovery of metal and consider how we can reduce our carbon footprint.
The children are making fantastic progress with their reading! Even if they are now increasingly choosing to read in their head, please do keep finding time every day to hear your child read and discuss what they have read to develop their understanding.
Thank you for all your support,
Miss Robinson, Miss King and Miss Jones