Beech Class (Year 3)

Happy New Year to you all. We are really excited about the term ahead and hope to give you and your child a clear idea of what to expect over the coming weeks. Our timetable is similar to the Autumn term, but I have outlined a few key changes below and given a brief overview of what we will be learning in each subject area.

I will be teaching you all week, with the exception of Tuesday afternoon’s where you will continue to do RE and French with Mrs Towers. Mrs Woodcock will remain in Beech this term and be working with you every day also.

Here’s to another great term.
Mr Stamp.

Curriculum: Spring Term 2022

Maths
This term we will begin by working on Multiplication & Division for the first 3 weeks. After this, we will move on to Measurement, Statistics, Length & Perimeter and Fractions.

We will continue to work on our Times Tables throughout the term and use TT Rockstars as an online resource. This can be accessed at home. Please contact me if you do not already have your child’s login details. TT Rockstars website can be found here.

English
This half term will be looking at non-chronological reports, identifying features and immersing ourselves in different examples. We will use ‘Marshmallows’ as a stimulus for creating our own reports. Marshmallows is a short-film that will help enable the children to explore their imaginations and develop their descriptive writing.

Spellings and handwriting will remain a key focus. We will continue to work on our spellings every day of the week, looking at different sounds from week to week and continuing to work through the statutory spellings for Year 3. I will upload new spelling lists for your children to practice on Friday afternoon’s. These spellings will be tested in class the following Friday. Throughout all of our spelling practice, we will create opportunities to work on our handwriting and letter formation.

Reading forms an essential part of your child’s school day. Either myself or Mrs Woodcock will read one-on-one with your child every week. Mrs Woodcock will change home reading books on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child brings their reading book and reading record in to school every day. Thank you for your continued support in reading with your child at home.

Science
Our unit of work this term in Science is Forces and Magnets.

RE
Working with Mrs Towers on a Tuesday afternoon, the children will be continuing to learn about Jesus: the man who changed lives.

History
In History this term we will be learning about the Romans, with a focus on their impact on modern day Britain.

Geography
Our topic this term is Types of Settlement and Land Use.

Art
In Art lessons this half-term will be looking at developing drawing and painting skills. We will use our work in English and History to help inform this.

PE
On a Thursday we will continue swimming and on a Friday we will now be doing rugby. PE will no longer be on a Wednesday.

PSHE
Being My Best is our new focus for PSHE this half-term.

Music
This term your child will be learning how to play the glockenspiel.

French
After completing our unit of work on verbalising simple French greetings, we will be looking at exploring how to talk about ourselves and our interests in French.