Welcome to Year 3
Meet the Team
English – in English this half term we are looking at the book ‘Until I Met Dudley.’ We will be considering the key language and organisational features of an explanation text as well as writing our own explanation text about how one of Wallace and Gromit’s ‘Cracking Contraptions’ work!
Please ensure that you hear your child read every night. Children who have opportunities to read with an adult grow to really love reading and are much more likely to make excellent progress. If you need any support with this, please do not hesitate to speak to us at school.
Maths – it is really important for children to keep on learning their maths facts at home and they should be bringing their maths passport sheets home every week. Children can take as much of it as they want to enter into our prize draw!
In maths we are revisiting addition and subtraction methods, focusing particularly on problem solving. If you are unsure of the methods we use at school for addition and subtraction but would like to support your child at home, please do not hesitate to contact us at school where we will happily explain.
Talk in the classroom – this term we will be working hard with your child to teach them to listen carefully to others and to discuss ideas in a well-mannered and learning-focused manner. Hopefully, they will come home and say ‘I agree’ or ‘I disagree’ and other wonderfully polite ways of talking about interesting issues.
Topic – the children will be learning all about Saltaire. We will consider what life was like in the Victorian era and the effects of the industrial revolution. We will also learn all about Titus Salt and why he built Saltaire. We will be use our map skills to identify Saltaire and the key human and physical features. By the end of the term we will have written a very informative leaflet all about Saltaire!
Art- linking to our Topic work on Saltaire, we will be looking at the work of David Hockney who has many pieces on display in Salts Mill. We will be creating our own masterpieces of Saltaire in Hockney’s style.
RE – In RE this half term we will be learning all about Pentecost. We will read the story together and consider the different symbols used to represent the Holy Spirit. The children will be creating their own doves and flames to represent the Holy Spirit. We will also be considering the gifts the Holy Spirit has given us.
PE (outdoors) – we are going to learn how to play rounders and learn the skills needed to succeed in this sport including developing throwing, catching and striking skills. PE will be on Fridays and children will need a suitable outdoor kit (and indoor in case of rain!)
I hope by reading the above information that you feel confident that your child is getting a rounded, varied and engaging curriculum. We will be highly driven in setting and achieving targets and our whole class ethos will be around celebrating our many successes.
If you need to ask any questions, please do not hesitate to ask Miss Bevan (or Mr Ireland if Miss Bevan is not available) either before 8.50am or after school. May we just take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and also say how fantastic your children have been? We love teaching them and we know we will have a year to remember for all the right reasons.
From Miss Bevan