Autumn 1 Consideration Aspiration Responsibility Enjoyment Year 3
Welcome to Class 5!
I hope you have all had a brilliant summer and the children are refreshed and ready for another great year at Highfield. I’m looking forward to getting to know the children more in the first few weeks and making my face more familiar to you all.
Miss Errington will be teaching in Class 5 one morning a week whilst I have my planning, preparation and assessment time.
Thank you in advance for your help and support with homework, times tables and regular reading at home – it will help your child so much.
Please feel free to phone or catch me on the playground if you have any concerns or anything you wish to discuss.
Theme and Science Homework- Please return entries by Monday 14th October.
A theme related or science homework will be set for each half term. Our first task is;
- To create a 3D model of a Stone Age shelter. This could be done as a miniature version using natural resources or life size at home and a picture could be taken as evidence of completion
'The Stone Age'
We are so excited for our Autumn theme as it is a brand new theme for lower key stage 2. The theme is THE STONE AGE!!
We will be learning all about:
- The chronology of the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age periods.
- The significance of fire and tools to early man
- How shelter has changed over time
And much much more!!
Our first unit this term is set around a story about a sand castle competition! We will be exploring how to create mood and capture feelings in our descriptions as we try to write our own mini beach stories.
We will also continue to develop comprehension, spelling and handwriting skills.
Please continue to read with your child at home and write it in their reading records. The children will still have the opportunity to press their character on the reading tracker and earn a badge.
The children will be working on their cursive handwriting through daily handwriting lessons.
If you would like further information about how we teach letter joins please look at the following website:
In Maths lessons this term we will be focusing on number. Within this we will learn to:
- count from 0 in multiples of 4,8,50 and 100
- find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
- recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number
- compare and order numbers up to 100
- identify, represent and estimate numbers
- read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and words
- complete problem solving and reasoning questions related to these
It is REALLY important to practise times tables & learn them off -by-heart. We will be focusing on the 3 and 4 times table this term.
There are some great videos on Youtube and websites with games that can help the children to learn their times tables. Sometimes it is easier for children to remember them in a song as they can be quite catchy.
In a recent parent and pupil questionnaire both parents and pupils expressed an overall preference for the homework book format for homework. However, most responses noted that online activities were enjoyable and provided an alternative learning style. Please find below a list of suggested links for your child to use:
For further resources please click here
coding - - this 'Hour of Code' website gives children access to a range of coding apps and activities to help build their programming skills and knowledge. Many of them are related to popular characters and games such as Minecraft or Star Wars.
ExpeRimental - ideas for science experiments that can be done at home
BBC Bitesize - science interactive games and videos related to KS2 topics
In science we will be studying light and shadow. We will learn about the way light travels, how shadows are formed and ways we can manipulate them. This will also include how the earth’s movement in relation to the sun affects shadows.
We will begin with a focus on roles and responsibilities. This will encompass transition work and activities relating to our CARE motto.
The computing unit is called ‘We are Software Developers’. We will be programming our own educational games using a range of coding skills.
This half term, the children will be going swimming on a Tuesday morning for one session of PE and the other will be focused on learning the rules of and how to play hockey.
Please ensure that your child's school uniform, including their PE kit is labelled with their name, to avoid items getting lost. Thank you in advance for your support.
Please ensure that you check our web page and the school Twitter page on a regular basis, for updates and photographs.