Welcome to Year 3
A big hello and welcome back from all the staff in Year 3
We hope you all had a lovely summer break.
Year 3 is a busy year with a very full timetable and there are many things that you can do to help your child to make sure they are making the most of every opportunity.
Our topic for this term is “The Ancient Egyptians” The focus of our learning is History, but it will also include a variety of engaging curriculum areas. If your child does anything at home that supports their topic, please send it in, as it’s always lovely to celebrate children’s enthusiasm for learning!
For regular updates about what happens on our classes, don’t forget to visit our Year 3 page on the school website and our Twitter pages.
Things to look forward to this term...
To start the term in Maths we will be continuing with multiplication and division in maths. The children will be looking at formal methods of multiplication for the first time and doing some scaling activities. We will then be moving on to adding and subtracting using money, focusing on giving change in pounds and pence. Towards the end of the term we will do some statistics work.
In our first two weeks of English we will be writing character descriptions and setting descriptions based on the film Inside Out. The children will be looking at recognising and using different types of descriptive language. They will then go on to write a narrative based on the film, building on their knowledge of character, setting and other key grammatical skills. Further work will be done on persuasive writing and poetry throughout the term.
In Science we will be looking at health and the body. This will include looking at different food groups and what they do for the body, as well as the effect of exercise. They will be carrying out different investigations into these areas during their science lessons. The children will also be looking at the different parts of the skeleton and how it helps us to move.
Geography will be based around where we live in the world. We will then look at the locations in Inside Out. The children will be learning about different states and cities of America (where the film is set). They will identify their different geographical features and compare them. In addition to this, they will be doing some compass work and looking at distance and direction.
Computing will link with Geography this term and we will be using online resources such as google maps and search engines to find out more about the states and cities focused on. E-safety will be revisited at various points in this unit of work.
Healthy eating will be the main focus of DT this term. The children will be designing, making and reviewing healthy snacks. They will use the knowledge gained from science to help them do this.
The focus value for this term is Respect and in class we will be looking at what respect means, why it is important, what it looks like and how we can show respect to others.
In indoor PE will be starting with Pilates and in Outdoor games the children will start with football and cross country.
books will be sent home daily. record their reading in your child’s Reading Journal. Your child will need to bring their books to school every day.
Spellings will be set on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Please support your child in learning the words they bring home in their Spelling books.
Homework will continue to be based on the I Can Do maths book and English skills books.
The children will be set this on alternate weeks and it must be returned the following Monday.
Topic homework will be sent home when appropriate. This might include research or discussions based on the geography, IT and Design Technology we have been doing in class.
Please remember that the children need healthy tuck and a water bottle.
Happy New Year to you all and we trust you had an enjoyable Christmas.
Our topic for this term is based around the film Inside Out. The primary focus of our learning is going to be based around Geography, but it will also include various curriculum areas such as English, Design Technology, IT and Science. If your child does anything at home that supports their topic, please send it in as it’s always lovely to celebrate children’s enthusiasm for learning
For regular updates about what happens in our classes, don’t forget to keeping visiting our Year 3 page on the school website and follow us on our new class twitter pages.
Mrs R Martin, Mrs C Smout & Mrs K Hooley
At the end of a very busy term, we would like to share a few lovely successes from your children. From Star of the week, to Mathletics awards, Writers of the Week, Passport certificates and those on the 'Heroes' board in Mrs Selby's office, your children have been amazing.
This term they have loved finding out about Tudor Royalty and a real treat was to dress up in the Tudor costumes we provided and have their photos taken. You should have received a copy of this photo in their 2018 calendar. We set about painting these photographs and turning them into portraits. Why not ask your child how they did them?
Here are a few portraits for you to see....
Year 3 had a fascinating day at Worcester Cathedral, learning so much about Christianity in the wonderful building. The grandeur amazed all the children and they experienced the true "Pomp & Ceremony" of an outstanding building.
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.
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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...