Year 3 - St. Francis Xavier 2020 - 2021
Hello and welcome to year 3's class page! We hope that you enjoy looking at all of our work!
Teacher: Miss Pinto
Teaching assistants: Mrs Boardman and Mrs Wilding
Here is a quick overview of our learning for Spring 2:
Literacy – Our second text is ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. In this unit, we will be working towards a range of extended writing, including a non-chronological report, a newspaper report and a letter of apology. We will focus on different grammar features including using inverted commas, subordinating conjunctions, using pronouns and fronted adverbials.
Reading - In guided reading, we will use the text 'The Twits' to develop our comprehension skills. Within our guided reading sessions, we will be looking at find and copy questions and inference questions.
Maths – In Spring 2 we will start with a unit on ‘Money’. Our work will include converting pounds and pence, adding and subtracting amounts of money and giving change. We will then move onto ‘Statistics’ where we will learn about pictograms, bar charts and tables.
R.E. – In the Spring term our topics are 'The Eucharist' and ‘Giving All’. In our first topic we will explore the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. In our next topic we will explore how Lent and Holy Week is a time of giving in different ways and remembering the total giving of Jesus.
Topic – Our next topic is ‘The Maya’. We will explore who the ancient Maya people were and where and when they lived. In addition to this, the children will find out more about the religious beliefs and rituals of the ancient Maya people. They will also learn about the types of food eaten by the ancient Maya people and about the significance of corn and chocolate.
Science – In Science we will be learning about Rocks and Fossils. By the end of this unit, children should be able to compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties, describe how fossils are formed and recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.