Foxes


Welcome to the Foxes!
Year 3

Ms Messam

Class Teacher

Monday-Thursday am

Ms Reilly

Class Teacher

Thursday pm & Friday

Miss Brennan

Teaching Assistant

Monday-Thursday

Stone Age | Teaching Resources

Routines

 
Reading: Foxes class will be given a reading book appropriate to their reading level to read at home and school. Please ensure that this comes to school every day with their reading record so we can read regularly with your child. Please also ensure your child reads as often as possible at home, even if you share the reading as it is just as important for children to hear stories aloud as it for them to read to support their comprehension. 
 
 PE: Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school on these days. Pleasure ensure the children are dressed appropriately in tracksuit bottoms or leggings as many lessons will take place outside. It is essential that your child brings a fleece or jacket if the weather is cold.
 
Homework set: Wednesday
Homework due: Monday 
 
 
 
 

Our Learning Journey
 
The Stone Age to Iron Age
 
Enquiry: Why did people start to farm?
 
Throughout terms 1 and 2 we will develop our understanding of time, understanding that there was life before the year 0. We will focus on the evolution of man during The Stone Age, from 'Hunters and Gatherers' to more civilized farmers. Throughout this topic we will create our own 'cave paintings' from natural resources such as mud, charcoal and berries as well as making our own fossils. We will also create our own Iron Age tools and coins. The children will be immersed in a creative curriculum with lots of cross curricular links with Geography, English, Science, Art and DT. 
 
English:
 
 
 During Terms 1 and 2 we will use rich texts such as 'The First Drawing', 'Stone Age Boy', 'How To Wash a Wooly Mammoth' and 'I was born in The Stone Age' to develop our understanding of setting and character descriptions, diary entries, instruction writing and re-writes of tales. 
 
Maths:
 
During Terms 1 and 2 we will focus on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction as well as Multiplication and Division. There will be opportunities for children to catch up on misconceptions with the class teacher as well as the TA. 
 
 
Science:
Our Science focus is 'Rocks and Fossils' where we develop our understanding of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic rocks, including how they are formed as well as developing a greater meaning of what a fossil is and how they were created.

Reminders
 
 Please remember that children must have a water bottle at school filled with water and a healthy snack.
 
Foxes can be dropped off at the Key Stage 2 gate from 8:40. The Gate will close at 8:55. 
 
 
 
Pickup will be from outside Foxes classroom at 3:15pm.