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St Christophers Academy

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Key information

3AM Miss Marshall anmarshall@bestacademies.org.uk

3RT Miss Tiller rtiller@bestacademies.org.uk

Autumn Term

English

Our Key texts this term will include Orion and the Dark, The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark and The Firework Maker's Daughter. Children in Year 3 are encouraged to read at home on a regular basis and record their reading in their Reading Records.

Maths

Maths this term will include Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division.

Science

Our science topics will be Light and Dark and then Rocks and Soil.

Geography

In our geography lessons, we will explore the question 'What makes the Earth angry?'

History

We will be studying prehistory - The Stone Age to the Iron Age.

R.E.

We are exploring the questions of  'Where, why and how people worship?' We will focus on Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

Homework

My Maths

My Maths homework will be set weekly on Fridays and will be due in the following Friday. The children’s login information has been stuck into their Reading Records and the children have been shown how to use this in class.

www.mymaths.co.uk

TT Rockstars

In addition to My Maths homework, the children should regularly access the website TT Rockstars to practise their times tables. As above, the children’s login details are stuck in their Reading Records and they have been shown how to use this in class. It is recommended that ‘little and often’ is best to help children learn, retain and recall the times tables facts. This could be 5-10 minutes daily. For your information, there is a TT Rockstars app which can be downloaded from the App Store. By the end of Year 2, children should be confident in knowing the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We will be recapping these. By the end of Year 3, children should be confident in the 4 and 8 times tables as well.

www.ttrockstars.com

Spellings

Spelling words will be issued on a Monday in the green Spelling Books. Children should practise these spellings ready for the spelling test in school on Friday. Therefore, please ensure spelling books are brought into school on Mondays and Fridays.