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Year 3


Year 3 Spring Term 2019

Welcome Back! We hope you had a restful break.

This term the focus of our topic lessons will be exploring the Stone, Iron and Bronze Ages. The
children will have the opportunity to learn what occurred during these periods and what life was
like for the people living then. We will take part in the whole school Around the World day in
January to explore a country in detail.

In English, we will be reading and exploring The Iron Man. The Iron Man is a science fiction
novel written by Ted Hughes who was born not far away in Mytholmroyd. The story involves the
unexpected arrival of a giant metal man who causes destruction and havoc. We will be using this
text as a basis for descriptive writing, exploring how figurative language can be used to engage
the reader. Guided reading sessions will continue to take place three times a week to support
children in retrieving and inferring from texts suitable for their reading ability. Further
decoding of texts will be covered in Cracking Comprehension lessons.

In Maths, the children will revisit multiplication and division skills to ensure they have mastered
the written skills needed in preparation for complex problem solving. We will be exploring money
and statistics, with a short focus on fractions at the end of the Spring term. There will be
continued emphasis on learning the 4 and 8 times tables so make sure you practice at home! We
hope you carry on using Mathletics at home as a fun way to improve your mental maths skills.

PE lessons will involve learning dance skills so pack a pair of suitable shoes in your child’s PE kit.
The children will continue to develop their swimming skills every Monday. Please ensure that
children are provided with the correct kit and it is brought to school each week.

What a busy and exciting term we have in store!

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