Welcome to Year 3
Your teacher is Miss Shaw, Mrs Oldham will also be teaching you each Friday morning.
Mrs Emery will be working with us on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and Mrs Grice will be with us on Thursday mornings.
In English, we will be reading the Iron Man and we will complete various writing tasks linked to events in the book, including narrative poems, letters for different purposes and newspaper articles about the events in the book. We will learn to use adverbs in our writing and develop our use of interesting vocabulary.
In Maths, we will explore measures, including length and mass. We will find out how record measurements using centimetres, metres, kilometres, grams and kilograms. We will compare measurements written in different units. We will also solve measure word problems using all four operations.
This half term in Science, we will be learning about how to keep warm. We will look at how we measure and describe things that are different temperatures. We will learn about thermal insulators and carry out experiments making sure that they are a fair test.
In Geography this half term, we will be learning about different types of settlements and how land use varies between settlements, suggesting reasons for this. We will also find out about how land use in Manchester has changed and do a case study of the Trafford Centre, looking at the impact it has had on the area.
In our computing lessons, we are going to learn about internet safety and how to send emails to one another using the secure Well Green network.
In art, we are going to design and make our own sculptures of the Iron Man out of clay. We will learn techniques for moulding, joining and creating designs in clay.
In R.E. we will explore the question: Why is the Bible important for Christians today? We will develop our understanding of the Bible as a source of guidance in some people’s lives and explore the different ways the Bible is a source of understanding and guidance for Christians from Creation to how they should live.
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).
Swimming will continue on Tuesday afternoons for most of this half term; 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 (when they have received their pen license). It is also useful to have some pencil crayons and a glue stick. They also require a named water bottle.