Year 3

At Foxfield Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross-curricular way. This ensures that children are able to link their learning to the real world. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through the high expectations of everyone at Foxfield we aspire to achieve the highest quality outcomes.

During Autumn 1, we will be following a recovery curriculum where we will initially prioritise re-establishing routines, expectations and the core values we uphold for our communities. We will hold true to our belief in excellence for all pupils and will maintain a focus on delivering high-quality learning outcomes. We will explore themes which help us explain the past 6 months. During the term, all learning will be celebrated through ‘A Museum of Hope Exhibition’, a physical exhibition for children to explore learning across the school.

In English we will explore the power of positivity through our core text. By using key images, we will infer meaning to explore a characters’ thoughts and feelings. This will allow us to generate descriptive language that we will use to write an informal letter which creates a vivid image for our reader. We will use the skills of reflection and evaluation to consider the success of our writing and analyse what we could improve.

In Maths this half term, our main focus will be on securing place value and fractions.  There will be a focus on using and applying this knowledge to solve problems in a real-life context and reasoning from known facts.  Finally, we will also continue to review our learning from Year 2 and practise key arithmetic skills. Growing our confidence and knowledge of the timestables will be essential this term so please encourage your child to use TimesTables Rockstars to recap and review the timestables.

In Science, we will be learning about how rocks are formed, as well as learning how to classify rocks. We will be using practical, hand-on learning activities to take part in experiments that allow us to be scientists by using real scientific skills. We will be recording results in a clear and accurate way to find out if rocks are permeable. We will then apply our skills of communication and collaboration to evaluate our experiment.

This term, Art will allow us to explore the symbolism of trees. Through local visits and the use of our forest school area we will have the opportunity to sketch trees and understand the texture of different types of bark. We will create a collaborative piece that demonstrates that trees have the power to express our deepest feelings of love, gratitude, protection and happiness.

In PE we will involve developing their dance sessions related to their final project. The children will be creating a series of modern dance routines which reflect the theme of hope.

In order to support children back into “normal” school life after months of partial school closures, we will also be undertaking additional well-being sessions. These will include sessions on feelings, relationships, mindfulness and overcoming adversity.

Reading every day is essential. Please support your child at home and take the time to read a range of different texts which include newspapers, comics, fiction texts, blogs, information books. Children are encouraged to change their book every week and record their comments in their reading journal. We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.