Year 3

Beech Grove Primary School
Year 3
Autumn Term 2021

Head Teacher Message
On behalf of the staff we would like to thankyou for your fantastic efforts during the Spring Term lockdown due to the global pandemic of Covid19. The way, with your tremendous support that our children accessed their remote learning package via See-Saw was absolutely wonderful to see. You all deserve an even bigger medal than last time!

As you know the school staff worked tirelessly around the clock to provide the children with the high-quality work that they needed.
However, nothing can beat face to face teaching with children learning in a real classroom environment.
So, it gives me ENORMOUS pleasure to welcome you all back to the Summer Term.  Lets all hope that we can finally get back to some sort of normality.

I hope that you have all had the chance to relax and recharge your batteries during the Easter holidays. It is so important that our children now attend regularly to catch up the ‘missing months’ since January. I’m positive with your continued support and our excellent teaching, our children will continue to achieve well and try their very best in all lessons.

I am so proud of them all and the way they have started back this Summer term. Their resilience and hard-working attitude astounds me.
As always, our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings (via the telephone), and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school. Reading remains the key to everything! Please, please, please encourage them as much as you can with their reading at home. It’s greatly appreciated.

John Dixon

Our work for this term

English
Our writing, this term will be inspired by the author’s Ted Hughes and Roald Dahl.   We will be reading The Iron Man and The Enormous Crocodile.  We will be writing a range of different genres from character descriptions, story writing, information leaflets and non-chronological reports.

Maths
This term, our focus will be place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Topic
Urban Pioneers
Focusing on Middlesbrough, we will be reading maps to investigate land use and taking a step back in time to look at the history of Middlesbrough.
Predator
From tape worms to crocodiles and fly traps to fleas, we will be looking at the many different predators of our planet and how they are adapted to be the perfect predators.

Science
Our Science this term is ‘Magnets and Forces’ and ‘Animals Including Humans’.  The children will be investigating the effects of forces and comparing the strength of different magnets.  They will look at the function of the skeleton and how different kinds of animals need different kinds of nutrition.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (What we are teaching children to help them keep safe)
In PSHE, we will be looking at what it is like being part of a class team, and being a citizen. In the second half of term, we will be looking at how we can celebrate people’s differences, and what makes us all so special.

Dates for your Diary
Autumn Term:  Friday 3rd September 2021 – Friday 17th December 2021
Half Term:        Monday 25th October 2021 – Friday 29th October 2021