Welcome to Year 3
Welcome back! I hope that you and your family have had a great Christmas and New Year and that the children are all ready for a new year of learning!
This half term the topic is called ‘Let’s go on an Adventure’, which has a Geography and Design and Technology focus. We will explore where the mystery destination is and identify the physical and human features, using maps to help us. We will complete the process of designing, making and evaluating puppets.
This term we will be focusing on length and perimeter to begin with, when we will learn to measure, compare, add and subtract lengths (m/cm/mm). We will then learn to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3 and 4 multiplication tables and use these to solve problems. Finally, we will start our next unit (deriving multiplication and division facts) where we will write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that the children know.
In English we will be learning about myths and legends and will also be looking at the Mayan creation story. Later on in the unit the children will also be writing their own play scripts as they will be performing a play based on the myth with puppets they have made in Design and Technology.
In our Core Skills curriculum we are focussing on the unit ‘Improving our Learning and Performance’. I will choose targets that are relevant to the needs of the children in Year 3.
P.E lessons will be on a Tuesday and Friday this term, please ensure that your child has their complete kit in school throughout the week as unforeseeable changes to the timetable may cause our P.E lesson to be on a different day. Please ensure that your child has suitable footwear (trainers) for this as well as some jogging bottoms as it is still cold outside! The indoor kit of shorts, house group T-Shirt and pumps are also still required. Can I remind parents that the only earrings that children are allowed to wear are studs. These will need to be removed/covered over before starting P.E lessons. Please bring in tape/plasters so that this can be done quickly and efficiently ensuring that the P.E lesson starts on time.
Reading- The children will bring their reading homework (green book) home on Friday, this should be completed regularly over the half-term, there are 6 activities to complete this half-term. I will collect these books in during the last week before the February half-term.
Please continue to read with your child at least 3 times a week. Those children on free readers are able to select books from the class library or can choose one from home. Please write a comment in your child’s reading record book when you have read with them.
Spellings- The children will be given their new spellings on a Friday to learn for that week. Six spellings will be chosen from their daily spelling lessons and two from their English books. Please can spelling books be in school every Friday.
Maths- Your child must complete ‘Section A’ each week of their Schofield and Sims book, section B and C are optional. Please only complete the maximum of one test/page a week. The children will bring their booklets home on Friday ready to be completed by the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to complete this work independently but if they do need support please tell them to come and see me and I will help them. Please make sure their booklet is in school every Wednesday ready to be marked.
If you have any queries or questions about any of this information please do not hesitate to come and see me. I am looking forward to our next term of learning and I hope your children are too!
Thank you for your continued support,