Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Welcome to 3RA!

We are Miss Armstrong (Class Teacher), Miss Parkin (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Ault (Teaching Assistant). 

We hope you have had a lovely Easter and are ready to continue your learning journey with us here at Langley Mill Academy. 

Take a look below at the curriculum we will be covering this term.

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English: Narratives and information writing.

The children will be accessing a variety of fiction books. Our class reader will be ‘The Carnival of The Animals’ written by John Lithgow. We will be using this enchanting book to inspire our own writing skills, eventually creating our own adaptation.

The children will also be reading varied information books and texts, again analysing features and general layouts in order to write their own. This will then be edited and improved creating a final masterpiece they can be proud of!

The children will continue to develop their grammar, punctuation and spelling skills, and will gain experience of working with a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres through their guided reading sessions and Reading Rocks.

  

 

Maths: Measurement (time), Number (multiplication and division) and statistics.

In Maths, we will continue to follow the Busy Ant maths scheme – look out for the tri-weekly newsletter that your child brings home to keep you up-to-date with what they are learning about.

 

Topic: That's Life!     

 During this unit, we will be using a variety of sources and media to answer the following questions:

 

    • How do plants grow? (Science)
    • How do animals grow and move? (Science)
    • How can we use plants to create art? (Art)
    • What do religions teach us about the natural world? (Religious Education)
    • We will also be using a variety of musical instruments to inspire our senses and demonstrate our perceptions about the natural world. (Music)

     

    These questions will contribute to answering the big question: How do plants and animals grow?

 

Homework

Year 3 will be expected to complete two pieces of homework each week. It will be sent home every Friday and will need to be returned the following Friday. 

It will consist of one piece of Maths, linked to the unit covered that week, and one spelling list. The spellings will be taken from the National Curriculum for Year 3 and often words using the sound studied that week in Phonics. 

English: Poetry, reports and persuasive texts.

The children will be accessing a variety of poetry books and analysing their different features. In particular, we will be referencing poets such as Benjamin Zephaniah and Michael Rosen.

The children will also be reading varied reports and persuasive texts, again analysing features and general layouts in order to write their own draft copy. This will then be edited and improved creating a final masterpiece they can be proud of! 

The children will continue to develop their grammar, punctuation and spelling skills, and will gain experience of working with a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres through reading rocks.

  

 Maths: Multiplication and division, fractions and measurement of volume and capacity.

In Maths, we will continue to follow the Busy Ant maths scheme – look out for the tri-weekly newsletter that your child brings home to keep you up-to-date with what they are learning about.

 

Topic: Luscious Langley Mill     

 During this unit, we will be using a variety of sources and media to answer the following questions:

 

 

These questions will contribute to answering the big question: How has Langley Mill changed over time?

 

Homework

Year 3 will be expected to complete two pieces of homework each week. It will be sent home every Friday and will need to be returned the following Friday. 

It will consist of one piece of Maths, linked to the unit covered that week, and one spelling list. The spellings will be taken from the National Curriculum for Year 3 and often words using the sound studied that week in Phonics. 

PE

3RA's PE days are Thursdays and Fridays. Each child will need the relevant clothing for PE each week. We will begin this term with tag-rugby. 

 

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If you have any queries or concerns for your child and their education, or would just like a general chat then do not hesitate to catch me (Miss Armstrong) at the end of the school day outside on the playground. Alternatively, you can make an appointment at the office.  

Year 3 look forward to a fun-filled term!