Year 3

Merlin & Nightingale

Welcome to Merlin & Nightingale

Merlin is taught by Miss A Decker and Nightingale is taught by Mrs E Jeakings.

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Our learning

Spring Term
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Autumn Term Information

In English this term, through a variety of texts we will be writing a recount, letter writing, narrative writing and an explanation text. Children will using a variety of writing methods such as time adverbials, similes, alliteration and focusing on layout and structure. 

In Maths, children will be learning place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division.

Our Big question for this term is- What lies beneath our feet? As well as exploring this through different texts in English, children will  be learning about the structure of the Earth and historical events such as Mount Vesuvius and Pompei through History and Geography.

In Science we will be exploring Rocks and Magnets. For the first time, children will be learning a new language of French and learning Art in the first term.

Computing is taught in a block week and their first topic will be Coding, Online Safety and Simulations.

In RE we will be covering Christianity and Music will be Ballads. In PE we will be learning the skills of Fundamentals, Ball skills, Dance and Hockey. 

We look forward to all the exciting learning we will be doing in our first term of Year 3! Please note these topics are subject to change

PE Days

Indoor PE Thursday

Outdoor PE Friday

Home Learning

Reading for Pleasure Book – Your child will bring a book home which they want to read for pleasure. It may not be the same level as their AR book. They might read this to themselves or ask you to read it to them/share it with them.
• Little Wandle/AR book – This book your child will read to continue to develop their fluency and accuracy as it will be at the level to support their progress. Please record when they read this book in their reading record with any comments.
• Learning Task – This task will be linked to the learning during the past week (this will be optional). The curriculum area which it focuses on will vary each week based on the needs of the children in the year group.
• Spellings
Each week your child will have 8 spelling words to learn that will be ‘checked’. Their class teacher will communicate when the ‘check’ will be.
• TTRockstars
Your child should aim to log on and rock at least 3 times a week (their log in will be in their reading record)