Year 3 have made a brilliant start to life at Shaftesbury Junior School. I have been impressed with the resilience they have all shown in what have been extraordinary times. The class have been very enthusiastic to jump back into learning and they have immersed themselves into the curriculum. At the moment, we are all getting used to school being a bit different, but the children have adapted so well. I am looking forward to a brilliant year ahead with so much to look forward to!
History and Geography
In topic this term we have been earning about life in the Stone Age. We are learning when this happened in history, how they lived, comparing their lives to ours and seeing how things developed into the Bronze Age and Iron Age.
At Shaftesbury Junior School, we follow the White Rose program in Maths. We began this term with a unit on Place Value. We have now moved onto addition and subtraction. We will reinforce the times tables learned in Year 2, which were the 2x, 5x and 10x but we will soon begin looking at the Year 3 times tables which are 3x, 4x and 8x.
To tie in with our history unit, we have used the text of 'The Stone Age Boy' in our English lessons. We have written letters, described settings and created a missing person profile. Next term, we will focus on character descriptions and work on our vocabulary choices.
This term we have begun looking at rocks and soils. We have looked at rock types and we will investigate durability of rocks and their use in the world around us.
We are currently looking at the early acquisition of the language and working on the pronunciation of the vowels.
We are currently following the Jigsaw programme, in which we are looking at the world around us and our place in it.
At Shaftesbury we follow the Leicester Agreed Syllabus. We ensure the children meet the requirements by holding RE days termly. The first for year 3 will be in term 2, which will cover 'Celebrations'.
Year 3 have their PE session on Thursdays. This term we will be learning Pilates.
At the beginning of the term, each child will be provided with a homework grid. Please use Seesaw to upload your homework. So far, the quality of homework has been amazing, well done!