Welcome back to another term in Year 3. In the Year 3 team, we have Miss Farid (Year leader), Mrs Bland, Mr Hijaz, Mrs Ahmad, Mrs Akram and Mrs Raghu. We have lots of exciting things planned as part of our Roald Dahl topic for the Summer term.
As always, should you wish to contact your child’s class teacher, please email the office and the message will be forwarded. Please try to avoid trying to discuss things at pick-up time, this is not appropriate for two reasons: it is difficult to have discussions while maintaining social distancing; the teacher’s priority at pick-up is ensuring that each child is safely dismissed from school to an adult who we know.
In English this term we will be learning about Roald Dahl and reading some of his books such as Fantastic Mr Fox and The Twits. The children will be using these texts to write descriptions, diary entries, letters, reports and adverts. Please continue to support your child in spelling all Key Stage 1 words and most Year 3 and 4 common exception words.
Our text for the first half term is How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (MBE). This follows the story of Hiccup, a boy who needs to train his dragon in order to pass the initiation test and become a full member of the Viking Hairy Hooligan tribe.
As well as being a fantastically written story, Cressida is an award winning author who has won numerous prizes for her books and has sold more the seven million copies of 'How to train your dragon'.
In the Summer term we will be focusing on time. The children will be telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes in analogue and digital and in Roman numerals. They will also be learning about how many days there are in a month, year and a leap year.
We will continue to do lots of practical work using a variety of resources to represent calculations and deepen our understanding.
At home, please help your children with their daily homework and practise the times tables regularly. By the end of Year 3 the children are expected to know the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. They should also be able to find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number.
Please help and encourage your children to tell the time from a variety of clocks, including 24 hour clocks and those with Roman numerals.
Year 3 will develop the skills necessary to plan and carry out an investigation, as well as beginning to identify what makes a fair test.