2016 / 2017
Welcome to summer term in year 3!
We had a great Spring term with loads of fun adventures and summer will be no different! With a forensic science day, Colomendy residential and lots of wonderful learning I'm sure it will be exciting and engaging.
As always if you have any worries or concerns about anything please do not hesitate in coming to see me.
I will be continuing the daily times tables test where the children have 20 questions to complete in 2 minutes. Each child will have a test appropriate to them.
This term we are focusing on shapes, angles and starting statistics.
Also this term, Mrs Webster will taking a problem solving lesson on a Thursday morning.
Following the huge success of our Harry Potter topic last term, the children are now moving on to a new book, The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore. I hope everyone will enjoy it as much as our last topic.
Our Science topic this term is amazing bodies. We will be looking at healthy diets and skeletons in humans an other animals.
Geography and History
This half term we are studying Geography. Our topic is maps.
This term RE will be taught by Mrs Webster on a Thursday morning.
This term the children will have music with Miss Phillips on a Tuesday afternoon and will be looking at tempo, pitch and dynamics.
This term in art we will be studying Van Gogh and will be drawing self portraits.
PE will continue to be on a Tuesday morning. The children will be doing tag rugby as a games activity for one session on a Tuesday with Mr Hall. These lessons will be outside and the children will need outdoor kit. Our second session is Swimming on a Wednesday morning 11.15-12.15.
Following the parent mail, each week a writing homework will be set along with maths challenges and
Homework will be given out on Wednesdays and expected back on Monday. If the children need any help and support with this please check the homework link on the year 3 page, if still stuck then please come and ask. Spellings will be tested on a Monday.
Also following our new school reading initiative, please can you ensure that your child reads at east 5 times a week and you must sign their reading records. They can read to themselves, however I would suggest someone at home hears them read at least once a week. Each time a child reads 5 times in a week they will get a stamp, 10 stamps will earn them a bronze certificate, 20 for silver and 30 for gold.
The class will also be supported in English and Maths by Mrs Haywood and Miss Phillips. Miss Taylor supports the class on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon with interventions where we feel children need extra support in specific areas or with something they haven't grasped in class. Mrs Hibbert will be off this term and the class will be covered by Mrs Webster on a Thursday morning until half term.