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Spring 2 Term 

This half term, we have many exciting things planned. Our  topic is ‘Healthy Life, Healthy World’.  In this Geography based topic linked with some Science too, children will learn about how they can keep themselves healthy in both body and mind. They will also look at how we can keep our planet healthy and investigate some of the human made problems our world faces. We will also be looking at the importance of plants in our environment and what they need to be healthy and grow.


In English we will be working on the story 'Big Blue Whale' by Nicola Davies. We will be completing a narrative piece of writing in a geographical setting using the book as a stimulus. This beautiful book will also lead to discussions in our geography lessons about how human land use can impact the environmental world. We will work hard to write an informative article about whales, persuading for the protection of the blue whale. As we extend our greater depth writing we will look to include a fact file about other endangered sea creatures.


 In Maths we will be working on Fractions and on Mass and Capacity. Each week in class, we will also spend time learning our times tables. Children should be confident with their 3s, 4s and 8s (as well as 2s, 5s and 10s) by the time they leave Year 3. We will practice, including outside of our daily maths lessons, by playing times tables games including Around the World, and will complete our weekly times tables test each Wednesday - Quick Maths, (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 marked and corrected weekly test sheets so parents can see, at home, how your child is performing and which times table facts they need to be practicing.


Please spend some time practicing times tables at home with your child, looking at their weekly Quick Maths sheet together and seeing how they're doing, and using Times Table Rockstars to help with this. We have regular Times Tables Rockstars tournaments within our class and against other classes in school too so the children can get playing and answering questions correctly to score points for their team!


Reading and library books and reading records must be in school every day. Children should be reading at home a few times each week and having their reading record signed by a grown up.


Homework will be set on the Century app. Log in details have been sent for each child and are inside their reading records too. Please make sure children are completing 'teacher set' tasks  on the Century app. They can complete learning tasks on their individual pathway too. Tasks are set on  Monday and due the following Thursday. Spellings will be given each Friday for a spelling test the following Friday.


P.E kits will be needed on Wednesdays for this. P.E. this half term.  We are fortunate to be having P.E. lessons this term with a Sports Coach. Please ensure your child is equipped with the correct P.E. kit. 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 (small studs only please) then they need to be removed for these lessons.


Please take a look at our Long Term plan below and also our Knowledge Organisers which will give you an insight into what we are teaching in class this term and how you may be able to support your child's learning at home.  


As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Miss Ryan.


Year 3 Knowledge Organiser Spring 2 Healthy Life! Healthy World!