Elephants & Gorillas (Year 3)
Teachers: Mr Hadden, Mrs Stannard & Mrs Cragg
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Rounsefell, Mrs Hunt and Miss Jones
Academic Year 2021/2022
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Each half term we carry out our learning through different topic. Please see below for an update on this term's learning.
THE SPRING TERM IN YEAR 3:
The first half of term:
Our main topic for the first half of term is history based and asks the question "How can we learn about the past?” You can see the overview and knowledge organiser for this topic below. These can also be found on Google Classroom.
The second half of term:
Our main topics for the second half of term are Science and History based and ask the questions "What are rocks, soils and fossils?” and "How did the Ancient Egyptians live?". You can see the overviews and knowledge organisers for these topics below. These can also be found on Google Classroom.
To learn maths through high quality games, use the Topmarks website.
Use the White Rose Maths website for daily lessons from a national leader in maths learning. Please click on the relevant week, watch the lesson video then print out and complete the activity.
For further information and links please see https://www.stmichaelsacademyexeter.org/maths-in-school/
In year 3 we will be teaching reading following the V.I.P.E.R. acronym. This stands for Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation and Retrieval – hopefully this sounds less scary than a poisonous snake. Each week we would like you to focus on a different VIPER element when listening to your child read.
Please download the attachment below for some example questions to support your child with their reading.
Further home learning links for English
Writing: Whole units of work (we will specify which are appropriate in the event of a pod closure)
10 minute writing challenges set by well known authors https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/
Reading: Listen to authors read their books aloud on YouTube.