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Stowford School

Stowford School






Autumn Term


The Swallows will begin Year 3 focussing on “The Iron Man” as their topic. This topic is both exciting and interesting as it follows the story of the Iron Man written by Ted Hughes and explores how people treat each other.


English will follow a two weekly cycle, with Big Writing at the end of the second week. We will focus on a range of genres throughout the term. These will be: report writing, a detailed description, poetry and an information text. The genres explored in English will always have links to the topic and the reading that we do in the classroom so as to maximise learning and provide links for the children.


Learning in maths will begin with place value and the number system using both physical resources and abstract concepts. We will start with simple number investigations, place value and operations.


The Swallows will enjoy many science investigations which will be linked to our topic and the children will be encouraged to explore the world through these investigations. This term, we will be exploring the topics ‘light and dark’, ‘shadows’ and ‘how we see things’.


In PE on a Wednesday morning , Miss Kee will focus on core physical skills whilst Mrs Banfield teaches swimming lessons, at the leisure centre, on a Tuesday afternoon. Any volunteers who could help with walking the children to and from the leisure centre would be greatly appreciated.


The Swallows will also begin to learn French in Year 3 with Mrs Robinson on a Wednesday morning. We will start by learning and understanding the basics of the language.


The Swallows are really lucky to have Mrs Dove working in our classroom alongside the children. She will support the children in their learning and will be available in the playground before school to pass on any messages.