Welcome to Year 3
Mrs Summers, Mrs Adams and Mrs Harbour
Autumn Term 2-Ancient Egyptians
This half term the topic is called ‘Ancient Egyptians’ which has a History and Geography focus. We will explore the Iron, Bronze and Stone Ages and then go on to study Ancient Egyptian life in detail. We will explore the physical and human features of Egypt and compare this to England. A key skill that we will develop is how to use timelines to find information.
In Maths over the term, we will be interpreting and presenting different graphs, including bar charts, pictograms and tables. We will then be using this information to answer one-step and two-step questions. We will also be learning how to add and subtract mentally, including some three digit numbers! In addition to this we will learn the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction and learn to solve problems. Finally we will be learning about length and perimeter which will involve us measuring, comparing, adding and subtracting lengths (m/cm/mm).
In English we will be writing: different types of recounts- including a police report and a diary entry, explanation texts describing processes such as mummification and embalming and persuasive writing.
In our Core Skills curriculum we are focussing on the unit ‘Developing Independence and Responsibility’. We will choose targets that are relevant to the needs of the children in Year 3.
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. If you are unsure of the house colour T shirt that your child needs, please ask. Please ensure that your child has suitable footwear (trainers) for this as well as some jogging bottoms as it is getting colder outside! The indoor kit of shorts, house group T-Shirt and pumps are also still required. Can we 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. As well as this, girls should wear black shorts and not shorts with a skirt over the top as this could impede them when playing sports/on the equipment.
Reading- Please continue to read with your child at least 3 times a week. The children have completed their Accelerated Reader tests and will be given a range generated from the test from within which they can choose their reading books to bring home to read. Once they have completed their book, they will need to carry out a quiz at school based on the book they have read within 24 hours.
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- The new Schofield and Sims books have arrived and will be handed out this week. 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. We look forward to an exciting term of learning and we hope your children are too.