Welcome to Maple Class!
Mrs Womack is the Year 3 teacher supported by Mrs Goodger.
Maple Class have had a busy and exciting year so far. We have had lots of creative and memorable experiences to help our pupils to remember and engage with their learning.
Things to remember
PE is every Tuesday and Friday so please remember to bring kits on these days. Library time is on Tuesday so bring your book back to school if you need a new one. Bring accelerated reading books into school every day so that you can read in school every day and quiz on them as needed. New spellings are learnt every week.
Autumn Term 1
Our first topic in Year 3 is Tribal Tales, we have been learning about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We have had some amazing experiences so far. We had a visit from an archaeologist and a historian, been to a Neolithic workshop at Gressenhall museum and been to Hall Farm.
In Mathematics we are learning about place value of four digit numbers and learning how to order a range of numbers into ascending and descending order. Once we understand the place value of four digit numbers we will learn how to add and subtract them.
In Literacy we are using the text Stone Age Boy to help us write our own stories based in the Stone Age. We are practising our joined writing everyday.
Autumn term 2
Our topic is Gods and Mortals and we are learning about Ancient Greece. This topic has a Geography and History focus and we will be investigating where Greece is in the world, the human and physical features of Greece, famous people from Greece and Greek Gods, and the origins of the Olympics.
In literacy we will be looking at Thesus and the Minotaur, Icarus and Pandora's box to help us to structure our own Greek myths.
In mathematics we are learning about multiplication and division. We need to know our 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,and 9 times tables off by heart. We practise skip counting daily and use the Hit the button game available from the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help us.
Spring Term 1
Our topic is MIGHTY METALS! This is a science based topic where we will learn about forces, magnets and different types of metal. We will be doing lots of investigations to find out how forces, levers and magnets work.
We are reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes to study his writing techniques.This will help us write our own science-fiction story.
We are learning about units of measurement to enable us to use these skills when we take part in our science investigations. So far we have learnt how to convert centimetres and metres, and metres and kilometres. Next we will be learning how to convert grams and kilograms, and millilitres and litres.
Spring term 2
We are doing two different topics this term! Our first one is Scrumdiddlyumptious which investigates foods, where they come from and how humans get nutrition from their food. Linked to this, our theme for World Book Day is ... Charlie and the Chocolate factory! We will be studying the journey of chocolate and finding out our favourite type of chocolate.