Your Year 3 team this year are:
Miss Magee (Monday & Tuesday)
Miss Mulholland (Wednesday - Friday & Phase 2 Lead)
Learning Support Assistant
Key Information & Reminders for the year ahead:
Please ensure your child is in full school uniform every day. This consists of a green jumper (school logo or plain), white polo shirt and grey/black skirt or trousers. During warmer months, the girls may wear green and white gingham dresses. Black school shoes must be worn at all times and trainers are not allowed.
Our next exciting topic in Year 3 for the Summer term will be all about rivers and the water cycle.
Put on your wellies and wade right in…How deep does it go and how fast does it travel? We will investigate which animals live in or nearby the river and what effect pollution has on our environment.
Now hop on an imaginary boat and travel some of the world’s most majestic rivers – the Ganges, the Thames, The Amazon and the Nile.
Year 3 have another exciting trip planned related to our topic so watch this space….news of this will follow very soon!
In English we will be researching rivers of the world and debating why rivers are so important to us and write explanation texts about the water cycle. We will be reading the classic story of ‘The Wind in the Willows’ and completing lots of activities around setting and character descriptions to help us write our own stories set by river bank.
Our focus for the half term is going to be on time, graphs and fractions. Please continue to practise your times tables each week. By the end of year 3, all children are expected to know their 2, 3, 4, and 8 times tables and division facts. We will continue to have a times tables test every week.
Our theme in RE this half term we will be thinking about ‘When Jesus left, what was the impact of the Pentecost?’ We will be looking at what happened to and the reactions of the disciples after Easter Sunday and how the message of Jesus was spread.
"And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as He did upon us at the beginning.”
In Science this half term, we will be learning all about ‘Rocks.’ We will be identifying a range of common materials and their properties and investigate different types of rock and begin to understand how soil is formed. We will discover how fossils are formed and learn more about famous palaeontologists such as Mary Anning.
Your child’s PE days are Wednesday and Friday which will be taught by Mr Bossons. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school.
This consists of:
- A pair of pumps - Preferably slip on ones.
- White, plain t-shirt
- Black shorts
This kit should stay in school and will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed ready for the next term. During the colder months children are allowed to wear jogging bottoms and jumpers for when they complete PE activities outside.
PE kits are compulsory for Health and Safety purposes.
Reading is an important part of your child’s learning. As a school we ask that you ensure your child has a reading experience of a minimum 3 times per week with the high expectation of 5 times a week. This can include reading their own books and comics at home as well exploring the internet and reading articles with an adult. The school has also provided reading books to all children that are suitable to your child. We welcome parents and carers to read the book with your child to promote a love of reading! You might also try asking a range of questions to help your child develop their reading skills.
Every time a child reads at home they will receive a raffle ticket. At the end of each half term 3 tickets will be picked out of the box and each child will receive a reading book for their continued efforts. Well done to Maddison, Olivia and Lucy T who all won a book for Spring 1. Who will it be next time? You've got to be in it to win it!
For more information or support on reading at home please come and speak with Miss Magee, Miss Mulholland or Mrs Monks.
Water bottles can be brought into the classroom and stored. Children will be reminded to take their water bottle home at the end of the day to wash it out at home. It is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please ensure that the water bottles are labelled clearly with the child's name on and only water is allowed. Children have opportunity throughout the day to refill their bottles if necessary.
The computer can be an excellent tool in supporting your child’s progression and developing their understanding. A number of websites exist that offer a range of educational games suitable for year 3 children. These games combine the element of fun and the excitement of gaming with skills from the national curriculum. Here Is a list of useful websites that you may wish to encourage your children to visit. Please note, most games offer various levels of challenge, so it is important that you work with the child to ensure they are playing games that are appropriate to the skills they need to learn.