Welcome to Year 3 : A Place to Thrive – Teacher – Miss Redgrave
Welcome back to the start of another exciting term in Year 3. It was wonderful to see the children on the first Monday back and they have all made a great start to the term.
Below is an overview of the learning we are focusing on this term. As always, if you have any questions about this, or anything else for that matter, please do not hesitate to ask.
SPRING TERM 1
In English we are using the story of Treasure Island to look at developing a strong story structure and thinking of ways we can link our ideas between sentences and also paragraphs. We will be looking at what makes a good character description and speech. Can we talk like pirates. Through this, we will develop written work which will be full of adjectives and powerful verbs to make the reader really interested.
In Maths, we are doing a unit of work called ‘Multiple Madness’ in order to revise our knowledge of multiplication and division followed by Fraction Reaction where we will begin to think about decimals.. We will be learning new methods such as short multiplication and division We will apply this knowledge to our problem solving activities.
Science this term is called ‘Dem Bones’ We will be investigating how our bodies work- our muscles and skeletons. We will try to get those minions fit and healthy
Year 3, in History will continue their study of prehistoric Britain. We will investigate the Mesolithic/Neolithic periods. We will explore Stonehenge and ask the question why and how was it built. We will conclude in the Bronze Age and discuss the changes in lifestyle.
Art will be based on the human form and different styles of representation the human body
In Religious Education we will be focusing on the kind of world that Jesus would want. How did he begin his ministry? What was his purpose? By reading the Gospel and parables we will discover his message
At home, please continue to read as often as possible with your children. After all, reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Also, please practise times tables with your child as much as you can as children need to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10x tables by the end of year 3. They are expected to know them all by the end of Year 4 so it is vital they get as far as they can with this before they leave Y3.
I will send home spellings every week for our weekly test and children are encouraged to take as much maths facts passport homework home as they wish each week. The more they practise their maths skills, the more progress they will make.
PE – Our PE day is Friday. All children need a PE kit in school – It helps if all items and pump bags are named.