Welcome to Year 3!

 Spring term

The class teacher is Miss Connor.

Teaching assistants: Mrs Phillips and Mrs Moran

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Read on and find out what's in store for year 3 this Spring term.

R.E. This half term the children will be learning about The Mass.

About this topic

This topic looks in more detail at the different parts of the mass and further prepares the children for their upcoming Holy Communion. In particular, we will be learning about the importance of the Last Supper and its relevance as to why we take the body and blood of Jesus Christ during the mass.

 

Our Topic this term is Under the Sea.

The Children are going to be learning about:

 

English: Poetry, Creative writing, letter writing, diary entries.

In Geography:  The oceans and continents of the world, looking at the habitats of different marine wildlife.

Art and design: Collage using a variety of materials, painting and sketching various marine wildlife, shell art.

In Computing: Researching and creating information booklets on different creatures.

In Science: We will be looking at the topic Rocks and Fossils.  During this topic we will find out about the three types of rocks, their properties and how to identify them. We will also study different types of fossils, the extinct creatures that left them behind and the people who have made a huge difference to paleontology, such as Mary Anning. 

 

Maths

Under the New National Curriculum framework we will be concentrating on mental addition and subtraction, place value, mental multiplication and statistics and measurement this term. We will be focusing in particular on fractions, shape, angles and turns.

 

Key Information

 

In Year 3 we go swimming every Tuesday afternoon. This is a fantastic opportunity for some of us to learn how to swim and for others of us to develop our skills.

Boys need to wear close fitting trunks (not board shorts), girls need to wear a costume (no bikinis), no goggles, talc or deodorant. Swimming hats will be provided

 

PE is every Monday afternoon.

All children need to have a P.E. kit -

White t-shirt, black or blue shorts, white socks and trainers or black pumps. This needs to be kept in school for each term, and taken home at the end of term for a wash. P.E.is usually on a Wednesday but may vary during the year.

 

Cross country training  - Monday and Friday lunchtimes.

Homework:  Homework will be given on a Friday and will be expected back in on Wednesday - NB Homework will always be given based on what we are learning in class and will be explained to the children before being handed out.

Spellings will be given on a Friday and then the children will be tested the following  Wednesday.

Reading books - each group have an allocated day to change their reading books each week - should a child not bring in their reading  book a note will go home.

Reading records must be signed by an adult in order for books to be changed.

Water

All children should have a water bottle to sip from. The bottle needs to be taken home at the end of the day to be cleaned and re-filled.

 

Rewards - In year 3 children are given merits based on behaviour and work ethic.  There will be a prize at the end of each term as to who has the most merits.

 Dates for your diary:-

 

I am looking forward to a hard working fun term - If you need to discuss homework, anything to do with rewards systems or how your child is developing, then please do not hesitate to make an appointment to speak to me after school.

 

Thank you.

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