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Stowford School

Stowford School

Swallows

Welcome to Year 3!

We have a very exciting and busy year ahead. This year we have some brilliant topics to excite and inspire. We have the wonderful Mrs Willcocks, Mrs Ward and Mrs Harvey to help and support in the classroom.

Escape from Pompeii

For the first half of the Spring term, our topic will be Escape from Pompeii which we will read as our class story. In this topic, the children will be immersed in and investigate the Romans.

In English this term, we will be using Escape from Pompeii and other texts to explore fictional writing and instructional texts. The children will be learning all about the features of these genres of texts and write their own version of each this term. In our reading lessons, children will also be looking at the same genre of texts and others, and they will begin to explore different aspects of each text, including the language used and answer a range of comprehension questions related to the texts. We are also focusing on decoding and prosody (expression).

Maths will continue to be taught using 'White Rose' as our learning scheme and many of the resources for this can be found online if you want to follow what we are doing and support your child at home. This term we will begin by looking at multiplication and division and later in the term will be moving on to money and statistics. Please feel free to talk to us at any point regarding any area of maths that your child is struggling with. We will continue to support the children with their speed and recall of the times tables, and please continue to use 'Times Tables Rock Stars' at home as a way to excite and track their progress. 

PE will be on a Monday with Miss Lugger and a Thursday with Miss Kee. This term the children will be participating in dance lessons. On alternate Thursdays, the children will be taking part in Wild Tribe with Mrs Kandes, please make sure they have wellies and warm coats for these sessions.

We had a fantastic end to the Autumn term in Year 3, and I am looking forward to the remainder of the exciting year that we have ahead!

Miss Lugger