Green 2022 - 2023

Mr Robinson

Welcome to Green Class

We are a Year 3 class taught by Mr Robinson, supported by Mrs Inskip and Mr Richards.

This is what we will be learning in the Autumn term:

Maths:

Place Value: Numbers up to 1,000; Partitioning numbers; Number lines; Comparing and Ordering Integers; Counting in 50s

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division: Applying number bonds to 10; Adding and Subtracting 1s, 10s and 100s using exchanging; Estimation; Complements to 100; Inverse operation; Problem solving and reasoning.

Multiplication and Division:

Equal groups; Using arrays; Multiplying and Dividing 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10. We will be practising Times Table Rockstars four times a week.

English:

We will develop our reading and writing skills across a range of genres and text types using high quality texts.

The children will write settings storm narrative and a newspaper report of a sighting of a marine mammal inspired by The Wale by Vita Murrow.

Then we will be creating a narrative of an outsider making a journey and an information report on polar bears. These will be inspired by the book Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann.

History:

Anglo Saxons and the Scots/Celts

Our class will learn about the invasions of the Scots and Anglo-Saxons in the 5th century. They will find out where the invading troops came from and where in Britain they managed to settle and then they will go on to investigate how life in Britain changed as a result. The children will have the opportunity to learn how the Anglo-Saxons influenced the English language, with an emphasis on the origins of some English place names. In addition to this they will also learn what life was like in a typical Anglo-Saxon village, what jobs people did and what the houses were like. They will also explore the Pagan beliefs and learn about the many Anglo-Saxons gods they worshipped. 

Geography:

Rainforests

The children will take a close look at the mysteries of tropical rainforests. From the layers of the forest and its animal inhabitants, to the unique climate found in the tropics. They will compare a British forest with the Amazon rainforest, and begin to explore some of the conservation issues surrounding the destruction of rainforest habitats.

Computing:

Online Safety

In this unit, Green Class will learn about preventing and dealing with cyberbullying; how to use search engines efficiently; how to avoid plagiarism online; and how to be a good digital citizen. The unit ends with children applying their new knowledge to design a character to be displayed around school to promote online safety.

Word Processing

The children will learn about formatting images and organising content into and effective layout. We will focus on formatting images and making them suitable for a poster advertising a cake sale and learn new skills and techniques and apply them to creating a range of different word projects.

Science:

Electricity

The children will learn about common electrical appliances and how to construct simple series circuits. They will become familiar with the key words linked to the topic and how to apply them appropriately. Green Class will learn about cells, wires, bulbs and buzzers and about the different types of switches. They will be able to troubleshoot and identify whether or not a bulb will light in a simple series circuit and be able to identify a complete circuit. The children will also learn about conductors and insulators and know that metals are very good electrical conductors.

Living Things and Habitats

The children will explore a variety of ways to identify, sort, group and classify living things. They will learn how animals are split into 'vertebrates' and 'invertebrates' and begin to consider the differences between living things within these classifications. They will use and create classification keys to group, identify and name living things from the local habitat and beyond. 

Art:

Autumn

The children will use pencil, colour, paint, print, collage and paper to create quality art work that shows progression in skills. They will also have the opportunity to explore works by Matisse and by Cezanne.

Design Technology:

Battery Operated Lights

The children will be using their knowledge of electrical systems, understanding about series and parallel circuits and different types switches. We will be designing and making a battery-operated light which will be controlled by a homemade switch.

RE:

Islam

We will be learning about how special Allah is to Muslims and Allah’s 99 names.

Christianity

The children will be learning about incarnation and whether Christmas has lost its true meaning.

Music:

Poetry, Environment and Sounds

We develop performance and rhythm of poems. We will look at composition using the seasons as a stimulus, then moving on to how sounds are produced and classified.

MFL:

Getting To Know You

The children will learn about basics of the French language. They will learn to greet each other, exchange names, ask how someone is, count to 10 and say how old they are. 

PSHE:

TEAM - The children will identify the impact their actions have on the team they are working in. They will learn about successful teamwork skills, being considerate of others in the team and how to positively resolve any conflicts that occur.

Money Matters - Green Class will discuss how we spend money, why people might need to borrow money and the consequences of this. The children will begin to discuss the difference between things we want, things we need and how to prioritise our spending.

PE:

The children will have two P.E. sessions. Outdoor PE will be taught on a Wednesday. In the Autumn term children will be working to improve their football and netball skills. Indoor PE will be taught on a Monday. Lessons will include gymnastics.

On these days, the children will need to come to school dressed in their P.E. uniform: navy shorts and light blue t-shirt; navy tracksuit and light blue t-shirt. No logos or football kits. Trainers should be plain black. All long hair should be tied back and earrings should be removed.

Homework:

Maths: Maths homework will be set via Class DoJo on a Wednesday to be completed by the following Wednesday. It is so important to practise Times Tables Rockstars as this will really help your child with later Maths’ topics of Fractions, Perimeter, Money and Time. Our aim is to improve instant recall of key multiplication and related division facts.

English: English homework will be set via Class Dojo on a Wednesday to be completed by the following Wednesday. We ask that the children also engage frequently with Spelling Shed to practise their spellings.

Reading: At Weston, we encourage children to develop a lifelong love for reading. We ask for children to read regularly at home to adults and to themselves. Reading is fundamental to the wider academic and personal development of children and the need for children to read widely from a broad and challenging range of texts is even more crucial this term, due to the protracted absence from school. Children will be provided with quality texts appropriate for their age and ability. Furthermore, Bug Club will regularly be updated with ebooks and accompanying comprehension tasks to help extend learning and reading skills further. 

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