I would like to start by saying thank you to the families of Oak class for their support this term. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the children and am incredibly proud of how far each and every one of them have come since September.
Next term, we will be focusing on a new History topic, we will be exploring the Shang Dynasty. Ancient China is an interesting and magical period that will take us on a journey through culture and social structures of a world much different to our own. Please take a look at the link here to support the children at home if they have any questions. Shang Dynasty - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize
We will continue our exploration of China and the ancient stories in our English lessons. Chinese New Year will fall on the 22nd January 2023 and our writing unit will be based around the story of The Great Race. The Great Race is a traditional tale within Chinese culture, it tells the story of how the 12 Zodiac signs were chosen and in what order. We will use this story to learn about using paragraphs in our writing to ‘action the story on’. This means using a new paragraph for the next part of the story. We will continue using fronted adverbials and coordinating conjunctions learnt from the Autumn term to help us structure each sentence.
In science we will be exploring sound! This is a really interesting subject for the children and we will investigate how sounds travel to our ears. Sound - KS2 Science - BBC Bitesize
Next term, the children will begin art lessons again each week after a fun half-term of Design and Technology. We will continue with French once a week as well as a singing lesson each week.
The children will be learning about Islam in RE and will be working around the question: How do festivals and worship show what matters to a Muslim? Here are some of the Key words we will explore in our first lesson. Muslim, Islam, fasting, worship, mosque, submission, self-control, harmony, Qur’an and peace.
The children will continue to take home spellings that we will use in our spelling lessons each week. We will also continue encouraging the children to read their school reading book a minimum of 3 times a week to ensure the progress in their reading skills.
Again, thank you for your support this term, it is a pleasure and a privilege to be the teacher of Oak Class. I hope you all have a restful break and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
The weather has changed as we head into the last week of Term 1 of Year 3! What a busy term we have had! The children have settled into the routines of KS2 and are becoming independent thinkers, creative designers, and thoughtful speakers!
In English we have begun learning about advertising and how persuasive language can be used to convince people to buy something or to make a choice. We have used hyperbole and rhetorical questions to make the reader think and have thought carefully about our target audience.
We are now learning about multiplication and division in maths and so it would be great if the children could continue learning their 3, 4 and 8 times tables at home too!
This link takes you to a site full of fun games that link to all things maths, this page is specifically for multiplication: Times Tables Games (topmarks.co.uk)
Next week we will enjoy some festive fun with performances of the KS1 nativity and the visit to church. We will continue with adverts and persuasive writing, thinking about how we can share just the right amount of information to interest a reader. We will also be creating our own information leaflet about life in villages, towns, and cities to showcase our leaning from across the unit.
Have a great weekend!
We are SCIENTISTS!
We have been learning about where raw materials come from and how they are used to make synthetic materials. This week we focused on glass and how sand is heated to form a liquid before being shaped into objects we use each day. We have also explored the process of paper being made and how paper is turned from wood to pulp to a sheet of paper we use for drawing, writing, decoration and more! Today, we made our own paper!
We have been learning about estimation in maths and have focused on rounding to help us with estimation calculations. Next week we will begin our next unit, Multiplication and Division. It would be great if the children could focus specifically on the 3, 4 and 8-times tables over the next few weeks.
In Geography we have been designing our own city, thinking carefully about what makes a city as well as where best to place green spaces, residential areas, and factories. We thoughts about transport links and where people would need to go and how best to get there!
Next week we will be making our own fruit skewers as part of our DT unit, using seasonal fruits to create some tasty treats! We will also be focusing on spellings from the Year 3 Statutory Spellings list we sent home a few weeks ago, we will be looking at different strategies to help us learn these.
Welcome to the class blog for Year 3 - Oak Class at Chagford Primary School