Welcome to Year 3
Your teacher this year will be Miss Shaw and your teaching assistant will be Mrs Grice.
Mrs Oldham will also be teaching you each Friday morning.
In English, we are going to read ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory‘ together and do a range of writing activities based upon the book, including descriptions, recipes, diary entries and shape poems. We will focus on punctuating our writing correctly and learn to use similes to describe.
In Maths, we will revise place value. We will explore strategies for adding and subtracting ones, tens or hundreds numbers to a given number. We will revise the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Our Science topic this half term is ‘rocks, soils and fossils’. We will learn about how rocks, soil and fossils are formed. We will identify different types of rocks, their properties and look at different uses of rocks. Our trip to the Manchester Museum will enhance and reinforce our learning about fossils.
In our Geography topic, we will study the United Kingdom. We will map countries, counties, rivers, cities and topographic features. We will find out about places of interest in the UK and different coastal features. We will also look at the distribution of resources in the United Kingdom.
We will practise our typing skills in our computing lessons, trying to increase speed and accuracy. We will use our typing skills and the features of Microsoft Word to create fact files.
We will investigate patterns in Art. We will use pencils to sketch fossils and use pastels to draw patterns inside fruit. We will investigate and create different shades of colour using watercolour paints and practise making a range of marks with a paintbrush. Finally, we will draw and paint a pattern.
In R.E. this half term, we will be exploring the key question: ‘What do different people believe about God?’ We will explore what Christians and Muslims believe about God and the children will reflect on their own questions about God.
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).
Indoor PE sessions will be on Monday afternoons and swimming will be on Thursday 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 (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.