Year 3

A Very Happy New Year from everyone in Year 3.

 

We hope you had a marvellous Christmas and enjoyed all the festivities and time with family and friends.  The children worked very hard during the Autumn term and we are sure they will build on their amazing efforts and progress in the Spring term.

 

A new year brings with it a lot of changes and that goes for life in year 3, too!

Our new topic this term is:

ANCIENT EGYPT

We will be finding out about the geography of the area and why the Nile is so important now and how it was used by the Ancient Egyptians for farming and travel.

Obviously the history of Ancient History is really interesting and children love to know more about the Pharaohs, pyramids and how dead pharaohs were prepared for burial.

ENGLISH

This term, the children will be learning about myths and fantasy settings relating to our topic of ancient Egypt.  We will also be writing character descriptions of ancient Egyptian gods.  We will be moving onto informal letters towards the end of term. 

 

GUIDED READING

A new term means a change of book for Guided Reading.

We are currently reading Charlotte's Web and The Abominables.

 

MATHS

This term we will be working hard on learning times tables and using the facts to solve division and fraction problems.  We will be introducing formal methods of addition and subtraction. 

 

HOMEWORK

Homework will continue to be given out on Wednesdays and returned by the following Monday. Please help your child by listening to them read five times a week and recording it in their reading records.  Your child also should have a times tables rock star’s account so encourage your child to find 5 minutes daily to help improve their times tables.

Science

We will be studying forces and magnets and then moving on to light.  Within Forces and magnets we will look at -  What's the difference between a push and a pull?  Are all metals attracted to magnets?

We will be looking at the importance of light and finding out which surfaces are reflective.  Is a surface still reflective in the dark?  How important is light?

 

R.E - What is it like for someone to follow God?

Stories from the Old Testament as well as the New Testament.  Noah made a pact with God?  What is a pact?  Why is the rainbow so significant in the story?  Lots of questions and we'll be thinking about the answers throughout the term.

In PSHCE we will be focusing on keeping myself safe.  This will include looking at cyber safety, drugs or medication and alcohol & cigarettes.

 

PE is Tuesday’s.

We will be learning ball skills, with a focus on foot–eye co-ordination (Football & Gymnastics).  Please make sure your child comes dressed for PE to school on this day.

 

The most exciting news we have in Year 3 is that every Friday up until Easter we have a professional musician coming to school to teach us how to play Samba music.  We cannot wait!  

 

Thank you for your continuing support.

The Year 3 team.