Welcome to Year 3
Your teacher is Miss Shaw and your Teaching Assistant is Mrs Grice.
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 be exploring fractions. We will be finding equivalent fractions and adding and subtracting fractions. We will solve word problems involving fractions. Later in the half term we will identify different lines and describe both 2D and 3D shapes.
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. Finally, we will learn about the stages in the life cycle of a flowering plant, including pollination and seed dispersal. We will be planting flowers and observing how they change and grow.
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.
In computing we will be investigating spreadsheets and exploring simulations.
In Art, we will be creating our own flower collages.
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.
We will also be finding out more about how Muslims celebrate Eid this half term.
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.
Yoga will continue on Monday afternoons and swimming will be on Thursdays. 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.