Welcome to Bonsai Class!
I hope you all had a lovely summer holidays from what was a busy summer term!
Welcome to a brand new academic year in Bonsai class! On this page you will find all the information for what your child will be learning and I’m sure this Autumn term will be fun and exciting!
Team Bonsai this year is as follows;
Mrs Corbett – class teacher
Miss Karin – class TA
Have a look at the amazing topics that your child will be learning and engaging in this term.
For this unit the children will be looking at the features of poetry, reading poetry and writing their own poems including shape, cinquain and calligram poems.
Nonfiction: Instruction writing
For this unit the children will learn the features of Instructions, follow instructions and write their own instructions.
Narrative: The Village that Vanished
Narrative: The day the crayons quit
Narrative: The Snowman
Narrative: The nothing to see here hotel
The children will be writing a retelling of a chapter from a book, writing a diary entry, creating a newspaper and writing a limerick
For maths this autumn term we will be looking at Place Value and the four operations. The children will be adding and subtracting 2digits from 3 digits, looking at the inverse, multiplying and dividing and finding compliments to 100.
For science this term our first topic will be Light and Shadows. We will be learning about different light sources, what happens when there is an absence of light and how shadows are formed.
The second topic for Science will be Magnets and Forces. Here the children will learn about how magnets work, the features of magnets including the north and south poles, understanding the magnetic field, and how push and pull forces work.
For Autumn 1 the children will be creating art work inspired by illustrators including Roald Dahl and Beatrix Potter. They will paint using water colours and draw illustrations for books.
For Autumn 2 the children will focus on European artists. The children will get the opportunity to compare and contrast different artists, use different types of media to make art including paint, paper, poster crayons and charcoal, and draw in the style of Pablo Picasso and Leonardo da Vinci.
This term the children will be focussing on the United Kingdom and its physical geography including hills and mountains and rivers and seas. They will be identifying citie, counties and understanding urban and rural areas in the UK.
For history as part of Black History month the children will be learning about the Empire Windrush and the contributions of significant people from the Caribbean. They will understand how immigrants felt coming from the Caribbean and learn about the differences between the UK and the Caribbean.
Religious Education (RE)
For Autumn 1, Bonsai class will be focusing on Sikhism and understanding the life and teachings of Guru Nanak. They will learn about birthing ceremonies and important festivals within the faith.
During Autumn 2 we will be looking at what the Bible teaches Christians. They will learn about Jesus by focusing on stories from the bible including Jesus’ miracles, Zaccheus and The Prodigal Son.
For PSCHE the children will get help with understanding their emotionaland mental well-being and focusing on recognising what bullying looks, feels and sounds like and also who to go to for help.
This Autumn term, the focus for ICT is online safety.
Please click here to view the current Autumn Timetable for Year 3.
Our PE day is on Wednesday. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their full PE kit.
If you need any further information or need to ask a question please email the class teacher
Mrs Corbett at: