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.
We are continuing throughout Summer 2 with our topic of ‘Flow.’
We will research famous rivers of the world, study their features and find their location on a map.
In addition to this we will also be identifying the latitude and longitude of the world, learning about the equator, the tropics and different time zones.
In English, we will continue to look at adventure stories through our class read‘The Firework-Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman. We will be writing our own play scripts, newspaper
reports and dialogue within a story.
Our focus for the half term is going to be on time, graphs and shape, measures and space . 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 R.E. this half term is the importance of rules and laws. We shall examine whether everyone has the same rules, why rules are important and the difference between rules and laws. We will study the story of Moses and the 10 Commandments and discuss which of the laws are relevant today.
In Science this half term we will be participating in a variety of investigations. This will involve children being able to plan questions, make predictions about a topic, conduct a fair test, carry out exciting investigations and evaluate their results. We will also look at different variables of a test and decide which variables (features) we are changing and which variables we need to keep the same.
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 Jackson, Taliyah and Shadrach who all won a book for Spring 2. 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.