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Year 3 Ash

Welcome to Ash Class 

Staff

Teacher: Ebony

HLTA : Homaira

TA: Aaliyah

On this page you can find out about the curriculum in Year 3 and some useful information to help your child with their learning at home. 

Autumn Term 1

Our topic this term is Nelson Mandela. The children will be learning about South Africa , Apartheid and the achievements of Nelson Mandela. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

 

Autumn Term 2

Our topic this term is The River Thames. The children will be learning about rivers, focusing on the River Thames. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following books:

  

Spring Term 1

Our topic this term is Active Planet.  The children will be learning about plate tectonics, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes.  Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following books:

Spring Term 2

Our topic this term is Around the World in Eighty Days. The children will be learning about Phileas Fogg's journey around the world, the history of the Atlas and the geography of the Earth, including longitude and latitude, hemispheres and time zones.  Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

Curriculum Enrichment in Year 3

Useful Websites

Here are some websites/apps that are useful for learning at home and extra homework.

Homework is also set on Atom Learning which your child has a log on for. Please speak to the class teacher for more information.

https://app.atomlearning.com/public/

Reading with Your Child
Encouraging a love of reading

As children get older, with lots of other activities competing for their time, how can you encourage them to make time for reading?

Here are some of our ideas:

  • Read yourself! It doesn’t matter what it is – pick up a newspaper or magazine, take a look at a cookery book, read a computer manual, enjoy some poetry or dive into a romance or detective novel. And get your children to join in – if you’re cooking, could they read the recipe? If you’re watching TV, can they read out the listings?
  • Give books as presents. And encourage your children and their friends to swap books with each other – it’ll give them a chance to read new stories, and get them all talking about what they’re reading.
  • Visit the local library together. It’s always fun choosing new books to read, and keep an eye out for special author events at the library or local bookshops – children love meeting their favourite authors. Jacqueline Wilson and Anthony Horowitz always have signing queues that are miles long!
  • Encourage children to carry a book at all times. That way, they’ll never be bored (this is something you can do, too!)
  • Have a family bookshelf. If you can, have bookshelves in your children’s bedrooms, too.
  • Keep reading together. Just because your children are older, it doesn’t mean you have to stop sharing stories – perhaps you could try the Harry Potter series or A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • Don’t panic if your child reads the same book over and over again. Let’s be honest - we’ve all done it!

There is a list of recommended books below and your child will also be able to borrow books to bring home from the class library.