Welcome to Year 3
Your teacher is Miss Shaw and your Teaching Assistant is Mrs Grice.
In English, we will be reading ‘The Wind in the Willows’ as our class book and write descriptions, play scripts and letters based on this. We will practise improving sentences in a variety of ways, including using more interesting adjectives and adverbs. We will also revise different punctuation, word classes and sentence types.
In Maths, we will be telling the time on analogue and digital clocks. We will solve word problems involving time. We will be finding the permiter of rectangles. We will aslo complete some end of year revision.
This half term in Science, we will be learning about light and shadows. We will find out about light sources, look at how shadows are created and how the shape and size of shadows change. We will also learn about the range of colours that can be seen.
In our History topic, we will build on what we have learnt about the Stone Age and find out about life in the Bronze Age and Iron Age. We will think about how life changed when they began using metals.We will be going on a trip to Tatton as part of this topic later this half term.
During our computinglessons this half term we will be creating branching databases.
In Design and Technology, we will be designing and making savoury scones.
In R.E. our key question this half term is ‘What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?’ We will learn about how Hindus show their faith in the home, what a shrine consists of and the different gods and goddesses that they worship. We will also find out about why Mahatma Gandhi is a Hindu hero and how Hindus in Britain live their lives.
Homework, usually English, Maths and any spellings/multiplication 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. (Times tables/spelling test every Friday). We will be running the Reading Reward this term so regular reading at home will ensure your child can move up the planets to achieve the reward.
Swimming will continue on Thursdays for the next few weeks. Please ensure your child has their full swimming kit with them each week.
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 a glue stick and scissors. They also require a water bottle each day especially now the weather has warmed up.
Thank you for your support
HALF TERM HOMEWORK
Here is a PowerPoint to help you with your research.