Welcome to Year 3
Your teacher is Miss Rushton and our teaching assistant is Mrs Williams.
In English this half term, we will be reading ‘The Wind in the Willows’ as our class book and we will write descriptions, play scripts and letters based on this.
In Maths, we will revise many of the concepts covered this year and apply these to solving problems. We will work on symmetry in shapes and how to sketch reflections using a mirror.
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 reasons why Stonehenge might have been built and how life changed when they began using metals.
Our computing unit this half term is ‘We are presenters’. They will make short narrated videos about what it is like being in Year 3.
In Art, we will be creating some digital art work by editing photographs and making collages of photographs.
In D.T. we will be designing and making sweet and 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.
Our rounders lessons will be on a Wednesday afternoon and outdoor and adventurous activities will be on Tuesday afternoons; a suitable kit is needed for these lessons.
Homework, usually Maths, English and any spelling/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).