Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Spring 1, 2020

In this half term the children in year 3 will still be focussing on The Romans and what they did for us as part of our  Topic.

This will involve the study of the Roman Empire and the invasion of Britain. A field trip to Murton Park has been arranged for January 31st

General Information

P.E. kits are needed on Monday and Friday but I advise children to leave them in school all week so they know they have it. On these days can you please ensure that long hair is tied back and that earrings are not worn. It would also be helpful to label your child’s PE kit with their name.

Reading books need to be handed in on Monday morning and remember to change your book any morning so that you can achieve your goal of 20 times each month.

Weekly spellings will be given out on Wednesday. Your child will be tested on a selection of these the following Wednesday. Also during the week, your child will be focusing on these spellings during handwriting lessons. Please support your child at home by helping your child learn their weekly spellings.

English

This term we focus on narratives using ‘The Iron Man’ to learn about Robots and write instructions and reports.  The children will also  be writing character portraits and poetry.

Science

The children investigate rocks and soils including an investigation into which soils are best for growing carrots.

Maths

This term focuses on shape statistics and fractions as well as times tables and reasoning skills.

We continue to have a huge push on children knowing their times tables and your help in learning these will be invaluable to the continued success and progress your child will make in maths throughout their time in key stage 2.  We ask that you encourage your child to use Reflex Maths to develop their skills.

We are also doing Maths with Parents which is a fun activity to try with your child.

If you haven’t signed up yet, you’re missing out on the fun! Go to www.mathswithparents.com and add your child’s class code to register.  More information is on the Maths with Parents page.  Year 3’s code is 943160.

Topic Homework

We are continuing with our approach to homework this year and in addition to their reading book, spelling and maths homework, children can also choose to complete homework projects based upon our topic. The projects are designed to cover a range of areas to suit every child. Remember that you can work with your child on homework and it’s a fun activity to do with your child.

Please also see our curriculum page for additional information.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr Dickman and Mrs Stewardson.