Miss Wilson is the Class Teacher for the Hummingbirds and is the school SENCO.
In the Hummingbirds class, we are working particularly hard to revise skills from KS1 whilst also exploring new skills in Year 3. We build our confidence by discretely learning new skills and apply these across a range of learning contexts. Each time we start a new topic, we assess what we can do now and what we would like to get better at. It is always great to review our work and see our own progress. We are very curious and enjoy discovering new topics and skills through wider curriculum subjects and it’s great to see our individual interests shine. We like to learn from each other and celebrate our achievements.
It’s lovely to have everyone back at school, and the Hummingbirds should be very proud of themselves for returning with enthusiasm and positivity.
First couple of weeks back- We will be focusing on our wellbeing and emotional awareness. This will include our 6 core emotion characters from Lifeland. We will also talk about our experiences this year and how they have made us feel and talk about strategies that can help us if we ever feel like our emotions are ‘too big’. We will also explore games and team building activities.
Maths- Areas of Focus
Place value and number- Recognising digit value, ordering and comparing numbers, continuing sequences, + or – 1, 10, or 100 from a number, exploring different representations of numbers.
Addition and Subtraction- Mental strategies progressing into written methods for calculation. We will also practise applying this knowledge to problems including measure.
Multiplication and Division- Recalling known facts, writing as number statements and exploring 2 digit x 1 digit.
Narrative focus- Adventure Stories
We will be learning about ‘Littlenose’ a young boy who had many adventures during the Ice Age. We’ll practise skills such as describing settings, characters and building tension in our writing. We will explore many Littlenose stories and then plan and write our own adventure.
Identifying word types
Exploring sentence openers.
‘Let your spirit fly’ is an R&B style song. Using the online music programme ‘Charanga’, we will explore different features of music including rhythm, pulse, pitch and tempo. We will listen to different styles of music and explore moving to the pulse. We will also learn to play the glockenspiel along with our song, learning to play with the music, to improvise and finally to compose our own melody.
Christianity- What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today?
Greetings- Hello, How are you? My name is
Numbers to 10
IPC- (International Primary Curriculum)
Unit- Scavengers and Settlers
We will explore the concept of ancestors and tracing back to what life would have been like for early humans. We will look at how scientists believe humans evolved over time and how lifestyle changed including materials, houses, clothes, skills and religion. We will meet ‘Lucy’ the first human, Otzi the Ice age hunter and explore civilizations such as the Nile Valley and Indus Valley. We will look at other first settlements of the stone age such as Skara Brae and then research how life changed through the Bronze and Iron age. We will explore how fossils are formed and also look at artefacts and ‘clues’ from the past. In art we will explore and create our own cave art and clay pots.
Continued Multiplication and Division
Fractions- Recognise tenths, find unit and non-unit fractions of quantities, shape and numbers.
Geometry – Draw 2D shapes and make 3D shapes, find perimeter of 2D shapes, recognise feature of shapes and lines in different orientations.
Statistics- Interpret and present data on bar charts, pictograms and tables.
Persuasive adverts- We will be learning persuasive techniques that help us to hook the reader. We will be creating food adverts. We will explore examples of adverts and identify common persuasive features and then practise using these in our own writing.
Key Text- Hermelin
Hermelin is a story written by Mini Grey. It is about a mouse detective who helps people find their lost things. We will explore a range of different text types linked to this story including- missing posters, letters and exploring a balanced argument.
Apostrophes for possession
Sentence types- Commands, Questions, Statements or Exclamatory.
Commas for listing
What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?
Unit- Land, Sea and Sky
We will learn about life cycles of plants, fish and birds. We will also discuss what features help animals to travel through the air or water. We will classify animals and create food chains. We will also investigate different rock types and how they are formed. We will design our own fishtank and research how to care for fish in preparation for having our very own fish in class!
We will identify different sources of light. We will also learn about the structure of our eye and how light helps us to see. We will investigate the size, shape and movement of shadows.
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