RIDGEWAY Primary School

Year 3 - Team Emerald

Teachers:
Mrs Jowitt - bjowitt@ridgeway.derbyshire.sch.uk

Miss Cree - mcree@ridgeway.derbyshire.sch.uk 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Taylor and Mrs Gelipter

Autumn 2 Information 

  • Mrs Jowitt teaches every Tuesday, Wednesday and alternate Mondays, and Miss Cree teaches alternate Mondays and every Thursday & Friday. The learning which takes place will flow throughout the week and we work together to ensure the children get consistency and continuity across our teaching days.
  • We are lucky enough to have Mrs Taylor joining our team on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Gelipter working with us on Thursdays and Fridays.
  • PE will be on Monday and Friday. Both lessons will be indoor this half term.
  • Reading Records are to come into school on a Tuesday, but only when a book has been finished and a mini book review has been completed. 
  • Please send your child to school every day with a full water bottle. They are also welcome to bring a healthy snack for playtime if they wish to!

Homework

Homework for Year 3 will be set every Friday after school and should be completed by the following Friday

There will be 4 activities set each week, which will all be uploaded to Seesaw. The activities should take around 15 minutes and will be;

  • A Maths activity
  • An English/SPAG activity
  • A reading activity 
  • A list of spellings supported by activities on EdShed

In addition to this, children should be aiming to read for 15 minutes 4x per week and logging onto TTRS regularly. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Autumn 2: IT'S A HARD ROCK LIFE!

Magna Trip

Please see below for some photos from our fabulous science day at Magna! 

Autumn Term 2 Learning

Our second topic will be... It's a Hard Rock Life!

Our driver subject for the half term will be Science, but we will be doing lots exciting learning in other subjects too! The topic will include;

  • Becoming geologists and exploring the properties of different rock types.
  • Exploring the rock cycle and how it changes rocks over time.
  • Investigating which rocks are durable and permeable using fair tests.
  • Learning how a fossil is formed.
  • Testing different soil types.  

 

In other areas of the curriculum...

As mathematicians, we will be finishing out unit of addition and subtraction before moving onto mental methods for multiplication and division.

In English, we will be using a range of video clips and books to inspire 'Exciting Writing' linked to non-chronological reports, character descriptions and poetry. We will also continue to build on our reading comprehension skills through a range of Bookflix activities.

As geographers, we will be learning about the layers of the earth, volcanoes and earthquakes. 

Our PE sessions will be based around gymnastics and dance at the community centre.

Through our 'learning for life' sessions, we will be finding out about what different people believe about god and how we can be responsible.

If French, we will be learning numbers to 10 and how to ask a person's age.

In D&T, we will continue looking at structures.

As artists, we will be using digital media to create volcano art.

Autumn 1: STONES AND BONES!

Autumn Term 1 Learning

We are extremely excited to announce that our first topic of the year will be... Stones and Bones!

Our driver subject for the half term will be History, but we will be doing lots exciting learning in other subjects too! The topic will include;

  • Becoming historians to explore how life was different in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.
  • Investigating how we find out about the past using primary and secondary sources.
  • Looking at the different ways the time periods are represented and assessing how historically accurate they are.
  • Combining history and geography skills to map the major prehistoric monuments in the UK. 

In other areas of the curriculum...

As mathematicians, we will be focusing on number and place value of three digit numbers. We will then move onto mental and written methods for addition and subtraction.

In English, we will be using a range of video clips and books to inspire 'Exciting Writing' linked to instructions, storytelling and poetry. We will also continue to build on our reading comprehension skills through a range of Bookflix activities.

As scientists, we will be carrying out a number of investigations to find out about light and shadows.

Through our 'learning for life' sessions, we will be finding out about Hinduism and understanding emotions.

We will begin learning basic conversational French as a base for KS2 language lessons. We will become confident using greetings, sharing names and ages and even asking how people are feeling that day.

In D&T, we will be looking at structures.