One family in Christ

Year 3 - St. Francis Xavier 2019 - 2020

Mrs Hickman

Mrs Campbell

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Teacher: Mrs. Hickman

Teacher: Mrs. Campbell

Teaching assistant: Mrs. Peters


Here is a quick overview of our learning for Autumn 1:

Literacy – This half term, we are reading ‘King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table’ by Marcia Williams. It is a child-friendly version of the well-known legend. We will be retelling stories, writing descriptions and writing a non-chronological report.

Reading - Within guided reading, we will be reading ‘Tale Twisters’ which is a guided reading book which is appropriately pitched for year 3 readers. Within our guided reading sessions, we will be looking at the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary, retrieving facts from the text and beginning to infer character's feelings.

Numeracy - During Autumn 1, we will be focusing on 'Number' which will include looking at: place value, addition and subtraction.

Science – Our topic is ‘Roots and Shoots’. We will be identifying different parts of plants and exploring what they need to grow. We will also investigate water transport in plants. We will be making careful observations and recording measurements.


Our big question is:

'Should people be able to live wherever they want in the world?'

Our topic and our RE lessons link together to consider this question. 

The Anglo-Saxons were invaders and settlers. They moved from one county to another for various reasons. We will consider how this happens in the world today and the difficulties people face. 

Our main topic is all about the Anglo-Saxons. We will begin by finding our about when the Anglo-Saxons were around and looking at timelines. We will move onto researching the basic needs of an Anglo-Saxon settlement and designing our own,  designing and making an Anglo-Saxon building based on research into the materials and techniques they used. We will investigate the food and drink of the Anglo-Saxons, design a week’s menu and cook some of their recipes. Having found out about the way the Anglo-Saxons made their own clothes, we will try our hand at dyeing with natural dyes and weaving some fabric. We will also research the work and leisure of the Anglo-Saxon people, play their board games and make up our own. 

In RE we begin with homes and considering what makes a house a home. We move onto Baptism and how, through Baptism, we are part of God's family. We finish the term with a unit about Judaism and a final unit about Advent. 

In MFL we learn French. During this year, we will look at: greetings, feelings, vowels, numbers, animals and foods. The children learn through talking! Lots of conversations, songs and rhymes.

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