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Year 3

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

What a great time to be in Year 3!

Class Teacher:   Mrs Allan
LSAs:  Ms Awan and Mrs Steele (Thursday & Friday)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to talk to one of the Year 3 team.

Summer 

This half term our Christian Value of focus is Forgiveness

Reading at home

We cannot stress enough how important it is for your child to read at home! Reading is brilliant and we want to encourage children to do it as much as possible. We are going to be reading books together as a class but we would also like the children to read regularly at home. They will have a reading folder to take home and a reading log to record any reading they do. We would like them to read at least 5 times during the week – this can be anything that they are interested in reading, not just books, but useful information that they need, such as (appropriate) websites, television guides, menus, magazines… the list is endless!  The reading logs should be returned on their set days, and will be checked with children given the opportunity to read with us. 

Homework

Homework is sent out each Friday to be handed in the following Friday. Each week, tasks are set to either consolidate or continue what is being taught within the classroom. Each task will have a different focus and style of activity to keep the children’s learning interesting. We ask parents to support us with reading with their child every week and completing spelling and times tables tasks sent out. We will also be sending a set list of spellings out every Friday. These are the Year 3 common exception words. Please ensure that your child practises their spellings, as there will be a test every Friday morning. 

P.E

Please can you ensure your child brings their full P.E kit in on their P.E day.

PE days- Tuesday and Thursday


PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps. Children may wear black jogging pants and a jumper in the colder months if they go outside. Due to the limited space we have in the cloakroom in our classroom, please can children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks/handbags. They are too big for the pegs and children cannot hang their coats up properly. Instead, we encourage them to bring the green school reading book bags to put their belongings in.

Thank you for your co-operation with this.

Water bottles & snacks

Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.

Children can purchase milk cartons at the beginning of each half term (see the school office) and bring a healthy snack for break time.  

Maths

We would like to remind you the importance of pupils regularly using Times Tables Rockstars, and practicing their times tables. Fluency in this area can often help children with many other areas of Maths. Don't forget to keep your eye out for all of our TTRS competitions! 

https://ttrockstars.com/ 

Seesaw 

Please make sure you are regularly checking seesaw for updates regarding what your child has been up to in school. We put pictures on throughout the week showing what the children are engaging with in their learning.

We also set weekly homework on Seesaw. We would like children to engage in this as well as completing their weekly spelling homework. Seesaw is a fun and engaging learning platform that can further support your child's learning.  

 

Curriculum

English

We begin English this half term looking at the Poem, ‘Apes to Zebras’ where children will work to create a poem about a giraffe.  We follow this theme with a unit based around the story 'Zeraffa Giraffa' written by Diane Hoffmever.  Children will plan and write a persuasive guide for visiting Zeraffa at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris

Maths 

In Mathematics this term we will be continuing with a focus on fluency, arithmetic and reasoning alongside our exploration of Fractions, Money, Time and Shape.

Science

 Throughout the year, we will cover topics in a spiralised curriculum to ensure children retain information taught. This will include Plants, Animals including humans, Rocks, Light and Materials. We will focus on subject specific vocabulary and investigation skills.

RE - How do festivals and worship show what matters to a Muslim?

This half term we will be following the enquiry question of 'How and why do people make the world a better place?'.

Geography - Why are rivers important?

Students will learn about meanders, waterfalls, oxbow lakes and all the other features of rivers.  We will learn of their importance, forever changing features and the way they have shaped societies throughout the years.

History -  What impact did the Romans have on life in Britain?

We will be looking at the Romans and their time in Britain.  We will learn about the ongoing impact their time here has on our modern day society, and learn about different leaders and their challenges during the Roman rule.

Art - Amelia Graham

In Art this term we are studying the work of Amelia Graham. We will research and evaluate her artwork and impact in the textiles medium before making our own art piece.

Design Technology - Pizzas

For DT we will be exploring the elements of making pizza.  Children will design and create their own pizzas.

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.."

Micah 6:8