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Year 3

Hello Lemurs,                    

 

We have an exciting and engaging year ahead with lots of activities planned. I am really pleased with our last half term and the progress that we have all made. This half term we will be visiting the world of the Vikings. we will be writing our own Viking myths in English and learning about the Viking times in History. We will be exploring measurement and perimeter in maths and our our body works in Science as well as learning lots in our DT, RE, PSHE, French, PE and Music lessons!

I am really excited to continue working with you all - our super year three team!

Parents, I have an open door policy so please come and meet me and if you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to ask. 

 

Maths

 

This half term we will be finishing fractions and then spending lots of time exploring different measurements practically. 

To complete fractions we will need to be

  • recognising and showing diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators
  •  adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator within one whole [for example, 7 5 + 7 1 = 7 6 ]
  • comparing, ordering and solving problems. 

To recognise measurement we will be learning how to:

  • measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)
  • measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes
  • add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts
  • tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks
  • know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year

 

English

 

In English we will be learning about Viking myths and writing our own Myth to complete the chapter. 

We will be focussing on using the past and present tense in our writing as well as continuing to use the skills we have already learnt. 

Year 3 should now be pushing themselves to organise paragraphs, use adverbs and adverbials, use noun phrases, use conjunctions for complex and compound sentences, use punctuation and create characters and settings. 

I am really excited for this topic, I am sure we will create some exciting myths. 

 

Spellings, Handwriting and The Reading Challenge

 

There are lots of children who have nearly managed to gain their silver/gold reading certificate! The competition in the classroom is buzzing and it is brilliant to see that the children are enjoying their reading, please keep this up! We have some new books that the children can take home to read, they are KS2 level books to improve understanding.  It is highly important that you still read with your parents frequently and that your parents read to you.

As a reminder - If you read 5 times within a week then you will earn a stamp in your reading record.  If you earn 10 stamps then you will receive a bronze certificate in celebration assembly. You will need to collect a further 10 stars to get a silver and then a gold certificate. Please make sure you bring your reading record and book into school every day in order to keep track of your reading and make sure somebody signs your diary.

We will have handwriting every morning in year 3 and some children have gained their pen licence. There isn’t a rush for pens so you shouldn’t worry if you do not receive your pen licence yet, I will be noticing how hard you are working in your books and praise will be given. Spellings will also be given out every week to be learnt and tested the week later.

 

Science

 

We will be using the next two terms to focus on the amazing bodies of humans and animals. This term we will be looking at the important use of the skeleton, vertebrates and invertebrates  as well as what our muscles do for us. We have an interesting experiment with play dough to look forward to!

 

RE

Our big question in RE will ask why parables are important. We will continue to focus on christianity and big deeper into parables from our initial learning in Year 1.

 

PE

I will join you with Mr Hall on a Tuesday morning for PE and Mr Kelly will take our afternoon PE session on a Wednesday morning. Please make sure you come to school in a PE kit on a Tuesday and Wednesday with your correct uniform to change back into.   

 

DT

Mrs Hibbert will be exploring healthy eating and finalising DT with the making of a healthy sandwich in class. 

 

PSHE

Our PSHE links nicely with Maths this term. We will explore the value of money, looking at how lucky we are to have the toys we have and sensible choices when spending money. We will also use this measurement to count and divide our money to buy the most beneficial items. 

 

Computing

 

I Movie and Pic collage will be explored, finding ways of presenting information through media. The children will carry their skills over to History and English to present our work at ICT level. 

 

Music

Miss Phillips will complete music on a Tuesday afternoon with us. We will look at the sound of music, the range of notes we can use. note names and singing. 

 

Homework and Spellings

 

Maths and English homework will be given to you every Wednesday, to return to school the following Monday. Your spellings will be given out and tested every Tuesday. There is a homework and spellings tab on the Year 3 webpage where you can find your homework electronically.

Maths homework will be through the My Maths website which you should already have log in details for. I have a spare copy if needed.

If you are finding any homework difficult and you would like guidance or extra practice then please attend homework club on a Thursday lunchtime with Mrs Rashid and I in Year 4.

 

Let's keep up the hard work and have another fantastic half term in Lemurs' Class. 

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