Welcome to Year 3
Value - Trust
Pomp and Ceremony is our first topic this year.
As historians we will learn how to use a 'family tree' to understand who's who in our Royal Family. We will discover how their lives as Royals might be different from ours. After half term we will travel back in time to the Tudor period and see how King Henry VIII lived in the 16th Century. We will find out about Tudor costumes, food and culture both in the Royal household and for those who lived in the towns around.
In our English lessons we begin with a Roald Dahl classic - the BFG. You may hear your child talking about snozzcumbers and dream jars...please talk to them about what they are! We continue with Literacy and Language and discover how to write instructions. As you know, we are developing a new cursive handwriting font in school, so all children should begin to join their writing over the coming weeks.
We continue to develop maths skills through a variety of ways. Taught lessons, maths meetings, computer programs, passports and quick maths will all help to secure, develop and speed up the accuracy and recall of maths facts. Please continue to support your child with their passport targets and times tables this year. Ideally your child should already know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and this year they need to learn the 3, 4 and 8 times table. A little practise at home can make a big difference!
As scientists we begin this year looking at Forces, and then explore the magic of magnetism. After half-term, we will investigate Light and Shadows. Did you know that the intensity of light is measured in lux?
Thank you for your continuing support,
Mrs Smout, Mrs Thomson, Mrs Collins, Mrs Brewer and Mrs Wilkinson
Well done to 3M for a lovely class assembly today. They told the story of 'The Mouse and the Lion' all about respecting others. They also shared their own special talents with the school.
This term our focus has been Transport, with Year 3 doing all sorts of activities based around this theme! From looking at what transports are used in foreign countries, how transports have to be adapted for different environments, how cars are made from start to finish to designing our own transports that may be used in the future.
One of our favourite activities was painting artworks inspired by the famous French artist Claude Monet. He used boats in many of his paintings and a special brush technique called dabbing to create really life-like water effects. We had a go at using this technique to create our own pieces which you can see below. We hope you agree that they look fantastic!
We hope you enjoy sharing some of the special work we do throughout the year on this page!
Remember that is you have any questions about Year 3 please don't hesitate to ask Mr Medcalf or Mrs Bolton.
Welcome to Year 3!
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We are very lucky in Year 3 to have some fabulous helpers who come into school voluntarily to help the children with their reading.
WE FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN WHO CAN READ CAN GO ON TO ACHIEVE MUCH GREATER THINGS....PLEASE SUPPORT US BY READING WITH YOUR CHILD AT HOME.
We place great emphasis on literacy and numeracy as we recognise the huge impact proficiency in these subjects can have on your child's future. We are also keen to give your child a vast and enjoyable learning experience through science investigations, topic work, physical education and in creative arts.
* One piece of homework (either numeracy, literacy or topic work) will be given out most Fridays to be returned by the following Thursday.
* We also ask that you hear your child read at least 3 times a week and record this briefly in their reading record.
Finally, for school each day your child must have:
* Full school uniform including sensible school shoes
WATCH THIS SPACE for photos and examples of our work.
* In the links section below we regularly add interesting and relevant websites to do with our learning within school. They are very useful sites and will allow your child to further their learning and extend their knowledge at home.
We all had a brilliant time on our trip to Brockhampton Woods. It was a very very hot day but we managed to stay cool (some of the time). The nature trail was great fun!! See our photos below...