Year 3 Summer Term
Welcome to Year 3
The children in Year 3 mainly work with myself and Mrs McWhinnie. We wish them all a happy and successful year in 2021.
Welcome back to our final term of Year 3! Hopefully this should be a positive and successful term for us all in Year 3 and we will find ourselves gradually being able to return to a more 'normal' school routine.
If we should find ourselves unfortunate enough to have a bubble closure, all home learning will be accessible daily on ClassDojo and Google Classroom. Class work packs will also be available from the front office.
This term is going to be a very busy one with lots of exciting learning ahead. In topic, the children will be going back in history to learn about what came first Iron Age or Stone Age, and the changes that happened between these times.
We will continue with our work on a Tuesday afternoon with children in class either taking part in the Forest School group or the Cooking group. In cooking we will be making Tray Bakes, Pizza, Shortbread and more!
In English this half term, children will be looking at the picture books ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker and 'Zeraffa Giraffa' by Dianne Hofmeyr.. Lots of our written work will be based on these texts, including scene descriptions, recounts, developing rich vocabulary and compound sentences. The children in Year 3 are focussing on using conjunctions, ambitious adjectives, fronted adverbials and adverbs in their writing as well as using past and present tenses correctly and expanded noun phrases!
Alongside this we will continue to practice our comprehension skills, handwriting skills and practice weekly spellings and improve our grammar!
In Maths we will be covering a range of topics including measures - mass and capacity and fractions. We will continue to focus too on learning our times tables (in particular in Year 3 the 3s, 4s and 8s). Each week in class, we will continue to have our times table test, where the children will get a chance to progress onto the next times table by answering 40 questions in 4 minutes! Children will get certificates to bring home when they get all 40 questions right! They will also bring home their weekly test sheets so parents can see, at home, how their children are performing and which times table facts they need to be practicing. Please spend some time practicing times tables at home with your child and using Times Table Rockstars to help children with this.
Reading and library books and reading records must be in school every day. Children should be reading at home at least twice a week and having their reading record signed.
Homework will be given to the children on a weekly basis, each Friday including English and Maths activities. Homework is due the following week by Wednesday at the latest. Spellings will be given on Fridays for a spelling test the following Friday.
P.E. is on a Tuesday and Thursday for us this term. We are fortunate to be having Dance lessons this term with a dance coach each Thursday. Please ensure your child is equipped with the correct P.E. kit and that it is brought to school on their P.E. days. Indoor P.E. kit consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.
All uniform and PE kits, including pumps, should have names in them. If your child wears earrings then they need to be removed for these lessons.
As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Mrs McWhinnie. J