Welcome to Year 3
Class Teachers: Mrs K. Lampitt
Support Staff: Miss N. Ivancic
Learning Support Assistant: Mrs S. Bishop
We are so excited to be welcoming you all back to school, it has been a long time.
Year 3 Topics
Year 3 will start this academic year focusing on the 'Food Glorious Food' topic in which we will study the technology of food, the growing, sourcing, cooking, preparing, seasonality of food and look where our food comes from. This will be followed by our 'Egyptian' topic which will investigate ways of preserving food and using colour and texture to create art work and understanding ways of life from this ancient civilisation. We will finish the year studying The Stone Age and it's legacy upon modern day Britain.
English: we will continue to develop our grammar through a variety of genres. The terms writing will largely be based around our Creative Topic or The Stone Age, where we will develop imagination an creativity whilst improving our spelling and making our writing more interesting.
Maths: We will continue to understand fractions and then move onto measurements in maths. Telling the time, capacity, mass and also learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We will be able to apply all our maths skills learnt when solving problems in these areas. learning our number facts and timestables will be very useful throughout our maths topics so please continue to support your children with this learning.
For our topic: We will be moving onto the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age this term, learning about pre-history and what it means and how it is part of British history. The children will have a visit from a 'real Stone Age person, called Memma, who will share her knowledge and artefact with the children.
PSHE: We will be spending time talking about what has been going on and how we are feeling due to the current Covid-19 situation. It is very important for children to be able to express themselves and share how they are coping, everyone is different and deals with situations in their own ways, so we will be doing a variety of different activities so that everyone feels confident to discuss or share these emotions.
For a more detailed overview, please see the curriculum overview at the bottom of this class page.
Alternating Maths and English homework will be sent home every week on a Friday and then marked the following Wednesday. Please remind your child to bring in their Homework book every Wednesday so new English or Maths sheets can be stuck in!
Spellings will be handed out every week on a Friday. Children will be given 10 spellings to learn and a spelling test will take place every Friday.
In addition to this set homework, each week your child should read aloud for about 10 minutes most days and their reading record books and bookmarks signed. Please could you (or encourage your child to) write the number of pages they have read so that we can keep a record for our class reading competition.
It is vital to encourage your child to learn their times tables. By the end of Year 3, all children must be able to recall their multiplication and division facts for the 3x, 4x and 8x tables in addition to the 2x, 5x and 10x tables that they would have learnt by the end of Year 2.
PE will take place on a Monday PM with Mr Boardman and Friday AM with the class teacher. Due to the current situation, both PE sessions will take place outdoors, and for ease, we will allow children to come to school wearing their PE kits - please ensure the correct school PE kit is worn by the children. Earrings and watches must be removed prior to each PE lesson.
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