Rowan Class

Welcome to Rowan Class

Our Class teacher is Miss Gallagher and our teaching assistant is Mrs Benfield. 

For more information about the routines in Year 3, please read our Parents' meeting presentation.

Welcome to Year 3! Although it has been a long time since you have all been at school, we hope you are just as excited as we are to start another year. We hope you had a great summer break and are looking forward to the new term.
In English this term we will be focusing on creative writing styles. We will use a range of books, including: 'The Magic Faraway Tree', 'Journey' and 'The day the Crayons Quit' we will be using these to develop our writing skills as well as our creative ideas. In particular, we will be focusing on the structure of sentences and word classes. We will also be revising punctuation and the use of conjunctions to extend our sentences. 
In maths we will focus on building a secure understanding of our place value in numbers to a thousand. This will include being able to read, write, order and compare numbers as well as tackling a range of worded problems. Following this, we will be looking at addition and subtraction and refining our knowledge of vocabulary that links to these operations. We will revise our quick recall of 10, 5 and 2 multiplication and division facts before extending our knowledge into the 3, 4 ad 8 times tables.
Throughout the term, we will be focusing on one big question that encompasses both scientific and historical enquiry units; ‘How different was prehistoric life for humans?’ The first is our scientific enquiry where we will be identifying and comparing rocks in order to understand how our Earth was formed and continues to change. Then we will link this knowledge to our historical enquiry of the Stone Age to Iron Age periods, to discover how humanity began.
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Term 2
Year 3 made a wonderful start to the academic year and share my excitement for new learning as we move into the second term!

In English this term, we are focusing on historical, non-fiction texts about Martin Luther King, as we develop biographies and our formal writing skills. We will be accessing a range of sources and writing styles, looking at biography examples and identifying/ retelling information with precision- by building on our previous knowledge of chronological ordering. We will be particularly focusing on how to extend and improve our writing with independence, as well as how to use the writing features we identify within our own work. We will also need to ensure that we are applying all aspects of practised punctuation and past tense to our writing. To further our work, we will be learning how to use fronted adverbials effectively. 

Within maths, we will be building on our knowledge of addition and subtraction by applying it to length and perimeter, before moving on to multiplication and division topics. Following this, we will be returning to our use of all four operations, in order to focus on reasoning/ problem solving questions which contain multi-step calculations.

This term, we are excited to have another big question that encompasses and connects multiple enquiries- both historical and religious. Our big question is- "How has the Roman Empire helped to shape our world today?" Across this unit of work, we will learn all about the Roman Empire and the beginnings of Christianity, and how we can make connections from this Era to our modern world.

Term 4

Firstly, I would like to say a huge well done to all of Rowan class, for their hard work on Seesaw over the first two weeks of this term (as well as Term 3). We are super proud of your achievements, and feel very happy to welcome you back to school. We are now looking forward to all of the exciting learning that will take place in our class over the rest of the term!  

Our first week back features the wonderful whole school STEM week! We are busy participating in lots of different activities involving science, technology, engineering and maths. Look out for updates on our blog to see our fantastic learning efforts!

Following our STEM week, in English, we will be accessing a range of texts that join our love of reading to our writing skills. We will be particularly focusing on our writing stamina and letter formation. We will also be focusing on spelling patterns and sentence structure as we build on our independence across the term. 

In maths, we will be focusing on the four operations for the whole term. We will be revising addition, subtraction and the 3, 4 and 8 times tables, before progressing further into our multiplication and division unit. ​

This term, our big question for enquiry is- "Where did all this land come from?" Across this geography unit, we will learn all about how volcanoes and earthquakes have shaped our earth, the climates we find across the planet and how we use natural resources to survive. 


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