Class 3 – Autumn 2 

 

 

This half term, Class 3 will be linking most of their curriculum subjects to the topic 'Weather'. A lot of their work, from English through to Art will be based around this topic to allow the children to have a thorough experience throughout their learning! ​

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English

 

This half term, the children will begin with some poetry and this will be based around Halloween. As a school we will then look at a book together for a couple of weeks where we can share our work, before Class 3 moving on to basing the rest of their English around the story 'The Snow Queen'. They will be exploring the different characters and settings and will complete big writes such as diary entries, setting descriptions and eventually will write an alternate ending to a part of the story.

 

As we are approaching Christmas, the children will also look at some poetry based upon the season closer to the time and will write their own version of a poem.

Maths

 

For the first part of this half term, the children will continue with their focus on addition and subtraction before moving onto new topics. The children will then move on to multiplication and division as well as other aspects of the curriculum such as shape and measure.

Science

 

This term, the will continue to learn all about scientists and inventors. They will have the opportunity to learn about different inventors and scientists throughout history and what their discoveries were. Furthermore, they will also look at our very own superheroes, such as doctors, investigating how they use science to assist them with their work. work. 

Computing

 

The computing for this half term will again focus around basic skills which will help the children with other units as they move through school. The children will be looking at word processing and the different features of the programme which will help them with work in the future. 

 

 

History

 

In History, the children will be learning about travel and transport and how it has developed over the centuries. They will look back to the first car, railways and airplanes and discuss how this has helped us to get around to other countries.     

PE

 

The children will have 2 PE lessons a week, one outdoor and one indoor.

 

Please make sure your child has their PE kit with them every day as some weeks the date of these sessions may be subject to change. 

 

Spanish

 

The children will continue with their Spanish this term, with Mrs Stewart our Spanish specialist teacher still attending school for these sessions, working alongside other teachers in class. 

 

RE

 

In RE this half term the focus will be on Christianity and Jesus. The children will be exploring the idea of miracles and looking at some of the more well-known miracles of Jesus, including his birth. 

Art and DT

Art will be linked closely with the topic of weather this half term and the children will be looking at the seasonal changes as we move from Autumn into Winter. They will be recreating pictures of items they find on scavenger hunts outside such as the  leaves and will presenting their art and DT work in different ways.  

Geography

For Geography this half term, the children will be looking at extreme Earth and the weather conditions and problems which happen around the world such as volcanoes and earthquakes. This will be linked to our topic of weather and we will look at the countries which suffer from these natural disasters and how the weather impacts this.       



 

Reading

As always, one of the big focusses throughout school remains reading. Please make sure that your child has their new reading diary with them at all times as they may read any day. In addition to this, it is expected that your child should be reading at home at least 3 times a week. Please record this also in their reading diary and have the relevant page signed ready to be checked at the end of the week. The children are given raffle tickets for good reading, which is automatically entered into the reading prize box to be in for a chance of winning book tokens. 

 

 

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Phonics and SPAG

The Year 2 children in Class 3 will still receive daily Letters and Sounds sessions with Mrs Moore, Mrs Hunt, Mrs Lockhart, Miss Woodward or Mrs Jones. This will be a continuation of Phase 5 last year and will eventually lead on to Phase 6. In addition to this, the children will also receive a second session each day during the morning in which they will have the opportunity to apply what they have learnt in the morning to their writing. The Year 3's will instead receive daily 'SPAG' lessons (spelling, punctuation and grammar) in order to assist their writing and understanding as a whole. Some Year 3's however will still receive Letters and Sounds sessions in order to fill any relevant gaps. 

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Writing

Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) is remains at the forefront of English sessions this school year in Class 3 to ensure that the children are applying different features to their writing in order to improve. Their English will still revolve around a story, however more focus this year will be placed on the SPAG associated with the writing they will be asked to produce. Children will also be encouraged to transfer what they have learnt in their additional SPAG lessons into their writing. 

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How to help your child at home!

 

Above is the breakdown of what the children will be learning about in school, however if you wish to help at home, there are a variety of games, websites and activities you could do.


How to help your child Autumn 2 Weather.pdf

Year 2 Homework Grid Autumn Term 2 Weather.pdf

Year 3 Homework G​rid Autumn Term 2 Weather.pdf

High Frequency Words Checklist Y2

Year 2​ Common Exception Words List

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words List


Supporting your chil​d Yr2

Supporting your child Yr3

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Maths

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• Practise times tables (2, 3, 5 and 10)

www.topmarks.co.uk (variety of maths games)

www.bbcbitesize.co.uk (variety of maths games)

• Play a variety of maths related games such as bingo.

• Whenever there is an opportunity, ask your child to count the objects you are buying etc. and encourage them to count out the correct money/work out how much change you should get.

• When you see 3D or 2D shapes, ask your child to name it.

• Play hide and seek using directional language (I am on your right) etc.

• Encourage your child to identify the day, month, year etc. and ask questions such as 'which day came before today'.

 

English

• Read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts and discuss the differences.

• If doing an activity which involves them participating, encourage them to explain to you what they have just done, or write it down as their own personal recount!

• Encourage your child to keep a diary or journal.

• Look at different stories and point out adjectives, capital letters, full stops etc.

• Read a variety of fantasy books with your child

Collect information texts and discuss the features.

• Lots of reading! J

Discuss how to write a letter/let them write their own letter.​

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Useful websites:

www.phonicsplay.co.uk – for games and support materials in phonics.

www.topmarks.co.uk – for games and support materials in maths and literacy.

www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/ - for short educational clips.

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/ - online learning activities and resources for all subjects.

http://www.letters-and-sounds.comFor resources and information about phonics.

PE Days:               

Our PE days this half term are Monday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor).

Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school with them all week. The children make take their kit home on a Friday in order to be washed ready for the following week.

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