Welcome to Year 3
Mrs Summers, Mrs Adams and Mrs Harbour
Spring Term 2-The Games children play
It was a wonderful start to this topic to have so many grandparents and parents coming in to share the toys and games they used to play with with Year 3, the children thoroughly enjoyed it! Please see the photos below to see what fun the children (and adults!) had playing these games.
This half term our theme is called ‘Games children play’ which has an Arts focus including drama, art and dance. We will be looking back to see how games have changed over time and will be focusing on the game of Rugby which will culminate in a trip to Rugby School and the Rugby Hall of Fame later on this term (a separate letter will go out about this). We will also explore in our PSHE lessons about how to make games fair and deal with the conflict that can arise in game situations.
Maths- In Maths we will be continuing to solve problems using multiplication and division facts, learning how to estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes, hours and o’clock; use vocabulary such as am/pm, morning, afternoon, noon and midnight. If you could keep asking your child to tell you the time at home, that would be a great help. We will also be starting to look at fractions towards the end of this half term.
English- In English we will be exploring stories by the author Enid Blyton. We will also be reciting and writing action verse poetry. Finally, we will learn how to write instructional texts and we will be writing instructions for different games.
Core Skills- Our next unit in core skills is ‘Knowing me, knowing you’ where children learn about themselves and how to develop their skills with others. This will be linked closely to our theme where we will explore how to play games to manage and avoid conflict.
P.E- P.E lessons will be on a Monday and Wednesday 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 note that as we are playing Tag Rugby, we will be having some of our P.E lessons outside-Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing such as jogging bottoms and separate trainers for outside.
Reading- The children will bring their reading homework (green book) home today, this should be completed regularly over the half-term and brought in every week to ensure that the children are on track with completing their activities, there are 4 activities to complete this half-term. I will collect these books in during the last week before the Easter holidays.
Please continue to read with your child at least 3 times a week. Encourage your child to read their AR book at home and to quiz at school within 24 hours of completing the book. 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 four from the year 3/4 list. 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.