Autumn Term 1

Welcome to Class 3
 
Our class teacher is Miss Melley.
Other adults in our class are Mrs Faith and Mrs Allen. 
Writing
 
 During the first part of the autumn term, we will be immersed in performing, evaluating and composing limerick poetry. Following on from our poetry we will create then entertain with flashback narratives inspired by our class text this term. Our non-fiction will be centred around writing instuctions
Religious Education
Our opening unit asks fthe question - What does the word 'family' mean to you? This will allow the class to explore the meaning of christian family lif in scripture. Following on from this we look at What difference does 'belonging' make in your life?
Maths
 
During the first part of the autumn term we will ensure a solid understanding of place value with numbers to one thousand. Children will need to be able to compare and order numbers to 1000 and count in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100. Our next focus will be to use formal written methods for both addition and subtraction. 
Handwriting practice can be found on the link below.
Username: gt1054
Password: home
On a tablet the username is the same and the swipe code is the shape of a capital 'L'.
Homework
Reading - The children will complete their 'Star Reading Assessment' in week one and will then recieve a reading book matched to their individual comprehension level.  Please encourage your child to read everyday as we will be tracking their reading success in comprehension quizzes!  As often as possible, ask your child questions about their reading book, challenge them to predict what will happen next and ask them to summarise what they have read so far. Reading is tracked electronically for volume and comprehension success. A minimum of 30 pages and a passmark of 80% quiz scores are expected. 
 
Spellings - These will be issued each Tuesday then tested on the following monday. Handwriiting practice sheets will contain the spelling list and are to be completed and returned for the Monday morning test. The school uses 'Spelling Frame' which supports the children's learning and this should be completed each week. 
 
Maths - Children shoul practice thier timestables on TTRS 3 times a week for at least 15 minutes.
PE
Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday.  Please make sure that your child attends school wearing the correct PE kit in order to participate in this fun, important and compulsory area of school life.
Important Autumn Dates
 
Thursday 2nd September - Pupils return to school
W/C Monday 6th September -'Food Week' (Design technology) 
Wednesday 6th October - Year 3 @ Mass (All welcome)
Monday 18th October - Individual/Sibling Photographs
Friday 22nd October - Last day of Autumn 1 term
Tuesday 3rd November - Return to school Autumn 2