Welcome to Year 3
Your teacher is Miss Shaw. Your teaching assistant is Mrs Grice and Ms George will also be helping us with some lessons.
Mrs Oldham will be teaching Maths and English each Friday morning.
This half term we will be learning about the following topics:
In English, we will be reading ‘Stone Age Boy’ and will be writing our own historical narratives set in the Stone Age. We will also look at features of non-fiction texts and write our own non-chronological reports linked to our topic work on the Stone Age. We will be learning to use fronted adverbials and a wider range of conjunctions in our writing.
In Maths, we will revise written methods for addition and subtraction. We will continue to work on equivalent fractions and adding and subtracting fractions. We will also revise position and direction, making turns and recognising different types of lines.
This half term in Science, we will be learning about plants. We will conduct experiments to identify the conditions that are best for growing plants. We will also learn about the stages in the life cycle of a flowering plant, including pollination and seed dispersal.
In our History topic, we are going to learn about life in the Stone Age. We will discover what the hunter and gatherer lifestyle was like and how this changed when man started to farm. We will learn about life in the Stone Age from the study of Skara Brae. We will begin to learn about life in the Bronze Age and Iron Age towards the end of the half term with a trip to the Blackden Trust.
Our computing unit this half term is ‘We are network engineers.’ We will investigate how computer networks work and find out about the school network. We will also learn about the implications of this for e-safety.
In Art, we will be using collage techniques to create our own flower collages based on Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'.
In R.E. our key question this half term is ‘What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today?’ We will learn about how Christians show their beliefs and faith both in the home and at Church. We will also find out about how Christians might help others in the local community.
Homework, usually Maths and English, spellings and times tables will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record, it is part of their weekly homework. (mental maths/spelling tests weekly).
PE sessions this half term will be Athletics outdoors on Tuesday afternoons and Rounders alos outndoors on Wednesday afternoons; a suitable kit is needed for these lessons. If children have their ears pierced, it would be preferable if they could leave their earrings at home on P.E. days. If not, they must be able to remove their earrings themselves and are responsible for putting them somewhere safe.
Please can you also ensure your child has the correct equipment required for school: a pencil, ruler, rubber and a blue fibre-tipped pen. It is also useful to have some pencil crayons and a glue stick. The children also require a water bottle each day in school especially during the warmer weather.