Welcome to Year 3!
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Year Group Leader: Miss Lowson
3L: Miss Lowson, Mrs Karn
3R: Miss Rose, Miss Strange, Mrs Betts, Mrs Duncan, Mrs Beale
3TM: Miss Miles, Mrs Tubb, Miss Somers
Please remember to buy The Borrowers book for our class read. Please ensure it is the same copy by Puffin.
What Year 3 will be learning about this half term (SPRING 2):
We will be starting the half term by reading and writing poetry based on the poem The Magic Box by Kit Wright. We will be using our imaginations and super vocabulary to create our own poems based on this. We will also be linking our literacy to our IPC topic of 'Saving the World' and will delve into the beautiful world of the Amazon rainforest through the book 'The Great Kapok Tree'. Later on in the term, we begin an exciting adventure alongside Harry Potter by reading and exploring 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' and will base our learning and writing on this fantastic story and its magical setting.
In maths, we are moving on to learning about fractions - looking at what fractions are through practical and written activities, equivalent fractions and fractions of simple amounts. Other topics we will cover are money - coin recognition, simple money addition and solving problems involving money; lengths and metric measures, moving on to perimeter of rectilinear shapes. Throughout the term, we will keep our mental and number skills fresh during starters to lessons and also during soft start where we will solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations. We are also going to be working with some year 5 children during 'paired maths' sessions on a Monday afternoon, where children will practise number skills such as times tables.
Our topic is called - 'Saving the World'
This covers the fascinating and beautiful topic of the world's rainforests. We will find out where the rainforests are and look at the diverse range of wildlife and plants that live there, also thinking about conservation and how to stop the rainforests being destroyed.
Science - Let's Plant It - The second part of our science topic focuses on plants, how they grow and what they need to survive.
Computing- Basic computing skills and E-Safety
Music- recorders- learning the notes A, B and G. Reading music to play simple tunes.
R.E./PSCHE- Judaism/links to school values
P.E./Games- gymnastics/ field sports
Please continue to encourage your children to practise their times tables- especially 3, 4 and 8 times tables! Thank you for your continued support.
Key dates for your diary Autumn Term
Monday 10th September - New Y3 Parents meeting @ 6pm
Friday 21st September - Team building day
Tuesday 25th September - Theatre group in to school to perform Pinocchio
Tuesday 16th October - Parents consultations
Wednesday 17th October - Parents consultations
Friday 19th October - BREAK UP FOR HALF TERM
Friday 23rd November - INSET DAY
Tuesday 27th November - Flu Vaccines (Y3/4/5)
Tuesday 11th December - Christmas Carol Concert
Wednesday 12th December - Christmas dinner
Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th December - Christmas performances
Wednesday 19th December - LAST DAY OF TERM
P.E. and Games
All children in Year 3 have an outside games lesson on a Thursday. They all need to ensure that they have appropriate, outside clothing which consists of:
3L have an inside P.E. lesson on Wednesday.
3TM have an inside P.E. lesson on Tuesday.
3R have an inside P.E. lesson on Thursday.
Inside P.E. consists of:
Children must have trainers with them everyday of the week, as they participate in Run the World as many days as possible.