Miss S McLoughlin

Class Teacher

Mrs J Tonkin

Class Teaching Assistant

Miss L Newby

Class Teaching Assistant

Year 3

Hello and welcome to Mousehole class - 2023/2024!


The children of Mousehole class are now in KS2 and what an incredible primary school journey they have had! Our children have already shown an amazing level of resilience and have been extremely flexible in adapting to new learning challenges throughout the last few years, and we cannot wait to see the fantastic things that they achieve in the coming year.
Our autumn term topic is all about 'WWII - Sandbags and Sirens', and the children will learn about the history and geography of the period by considering the following questions - 'Were the Allies and Axis Powers neighbours?' and 'War: what is it good for?'. The children will investigate why Britain went to war, what rationing was and why it was used, and what happened to children once they were evacuated. They will also use and interpret maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and their key features, and will recognise that different people hold different views about an issue and begin to understand some reasons why.
In science, the children will be focusing on forces and magnets. The children will be using a range of scientific skills to observe how magnets attract or repel each other, compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other. 

In their RE sessions, the children will be exploring the overall enquiry question: 'Who are Hindus and how do they live?'.  Children will identify some Hindu deities, identify some different ways in which Hindus worship, and raise questions and suggest answers about whether it is good to think about the cycle of create/preserve/destroy in the world today. 
Please see below to find our curriculum plan and chilli challenge homework grid. 
Homework - 
 At St Uny Church of England Academy, we believe homework is anything children do outside of the normal school day that contributes to their learning, in response to guidance from the school. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents/carers to support the children's learning.
Y6 have CGP study books that need to be completed weekly. These will help them to review key skills ready for their SATs in May and will help us to identify any areas that they need extra support with.
Reading: Reading is a lifelong skill that we try to develop as your child continues their journey through our school. We are keen to develop a love of books and escapism as early as possible, which is why we are introducing ‘Reading Karate’ this year. This is a reward based system for reading at home, which results in the children moving up through coloured ‘belts’ (wristbands) depending on how many ‘reads’ they have completed. We would greatly appreciate your support with this new initiative, not only by listening to your child read but by perhaps sharing some of your favourite books from your childhood with them too. 
Maths: St Uny Church of England Academy has invested in ‘Timestables Rockstars’, an online resource for learners to practise their multiplication skills. This will enable children to become more fluent in their multiplication tables. Upper KS2 children should be completing 2 x 20min sessions per week.
Topic: The topic overview will be sent home at the start of each half term - this will include challenges from across the curriculum. Y6 are still welcome to complete these 'chilli challenge' activities alongside their CGP study books.
 PE -
PE sessions are subject to change - we would therefore appreciate it if your child's full PE kit (white t-shirt, navy shorts, trainers/plimsolls) is in all week. 

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