St Mary's RC Primary School, Oswaldtwistle

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27th May 20
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Welcome to Hanson's Hedgehogs Class Page (Year 3)


Your child's class teacher is Miss Hanson and our class teaching assistant is Mrs Chard. If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to speak to one of us!


Class Notices


Things To Remember:

•Our P.E. days are Monday  and Friday. Please have all items of clothing named and ensure your   child's kit is always in school.

In Year 3, children also visit Hyndburn Leisure Centre for their Friday PE lesson. Here, your child will recieve a swimming lesson delivered by qualified instructors once a week.  Please ensure that your child brings appropriate swimwear, a towel and a swimming cap if their hair is shoulder length or below. You will recieve a letter with more details about this shortly. If you have any worries or concerns about this, please feel free to come and speak to me. 

 •We will read with your child regularly and change any books that have been signed by an adult at the earliest opportunity. Just return your child's reading book when they have read it and we will change it for them. 

•Spellings will be practised throughout the week in class as part of a spelling lesson and during handwriting practice. Words will be sent home every Monday to be learnt and practised for the test on Friday. When completing sentences, handwriting should now be joined, sentences should start with a variety of words and different types of punctuation should be included.

•Homework will be sent home every Wednesday and is to be returned and completed by the following Wednesday. Please talk to your child about their work and ask them to explain to you what they are doing, as this will help their understanding. Homework club is available each Thursday lunchtime for anyone who is unable to complete their work at home.


Spring 1


What will we be learning about?


In our English lessons, we will be reading a variety of traditional tales. We will be focusing mainly on Little Red Riding Hood, reading different versions of the Fairy - Tale and analysing each one. This will help us to identify main features of traditional tales. We will also use our acting skills during some lessons to 'freeze frame' and role play different characters. This will help us to understand the themes throughout Fairy Tales, particularly, good characters and bad characters!  We will be using the structure of Little Red Riding Hood, to help plan and write our very own Fairy-Tales. Our DT lessons will also link to our English topic as children will be designing and making their very own puppet from the Fairy-Tale. Lots of children are very excited about this!

The focus is back on NUMBER again in Maths. We will begin by looking at the place value of digits within numbers, before moving on to learning about mental addition and subtraction, fractions, multiplication and division and measurement.

In Science we will be learning about 'Health and Nutrition.’ We will be investigating the ‘eat well plate’ and researching healthy lifestyles. We will be learning about what nutrients the body needs to function effectively and the importance of exercise. This will be shown through a poster which children will design in their science books. Children will also plan, make and review a healthy meal. The children will be able to eat the food they make if they wish to!

P.E lessons this term will have a Dance focus. We will practise moving our bodies to a set rhythm, creating and developing our own routines each week.

In our RE lessons, our theme is ‘Journeys.’ We will be learning about a Christian’s family journey with Jesus, focusing specifically on the Liturgical year and special events within the year of the Church.

Our History topic for this half term is Roman Britain. We will be learning all about the expansion of the Roman Empire, what it took to be a Roman soldier, the equipment and training required and the Roman invasion of Britain. Roman arts and crafts will also aid our learning throughout this topic. Children will make their own Roman helmets and shields before practising marching and battle formations just like a Roman soldier.

The work to be covered across all curriculum areas can be found on our class page using the curriculum map tab.