Hello and welcome back to Year 3!
A very warm welcome and a happy new year to all our Parents and Carers from all of the Year 3 Team!
During the first half of the spring term year 3 will be focusing on persuasive writing and poetry. This will be taught through a high quality text: The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. During the second half of the term we will be reading Harry the Poisonous Centipede goes to sea by Lynne Reid Banks and writing stories and instructions based on the text.
This term we will continue working through our Power Maths books. We will be learning new method to multiply and divide larger numbers. We will also cover money, statistics, length and fractions. We will begin to solve problems and use Maths in real life contexts. We will continue to learn our times tables and recap our Maths methods in order to help children with all areas of Maths.
In science we will be learning about plants. We will learn about the different parts of plants and their importance for the plant’s survival. We will also learn about the what plants require to thrive. During the second half of the term we will be investigating the different types of rocks and soil. We will learnt about the properties of different rocks and what uses they could have.
The days for PE for each year 3 class are as follows;
3A - Wednesday and Thursday
3B - Wednesday and Thursday
3C - Tuesday and Thursday
Children should have their P.E. kits in school every day, consisting of: black shorts, house t-shirt of appropriate colour and black school pumps (not trainers) in a bag please. Please ensure that all items have names on them. This term we are covering dance, outside activities, tag rugby and cricket.
Please make sure that jewellery is not worn by your child on their PE day. Jewellery needs to be removed before they come to school as staff are not allowed to remove it. Thank you.
Your child will be receiving spellings every Friday. Please practise these at home with your child in preparation for the spelling tests which will take place every Thursday or Friday.
Your child will receive a piece of English and Maths homework every Friday. Please could we ask that homework books are returned on Wednesdays in order to allow time for marking and preparing their next piece of homework.
Your child will have a reading book and a diary. Please could you return reading books back to school with a written comment in their reading diary so that their books can be changed.
Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 3 Team should you have any further questions.
Thank you for your co-operation.
The Year 3 Team
Dates for your diary...please check back regularly for updates...
Tuesday 14th January
Monday 2nd March
Living Rainforest trip
Animal man visit
Monday 17th - Friday 21st February
Friday 3rd April
Break up for Easter
Below are the websites that the children will be using for homework and independent learning at home. If you have any questions or need additional details, please ask your child's class teacher.