Year 3

 
Welcome to Year 3

Newsletter

Welcome to Year 3. 

Please remember to complete the lunch menus and return them to the class teacher with the money in a named envelope by Wednesday morning each week.

Year Three have PE on Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school from Monday to Friday. They will need a pair of trainers for Games on Mondays as these lessons will be outside. Please also send in a carrier bag for muddy shoes and a warm jumper for the chilly days. A change of socks is also useful.

Please remember to continue to support your children with 10-15 minutes of reading and maths each evening, and to sign the homework journal.

Trips and Visits

Last term we enjoyed learning about the Stone Age and had a wonderful day dressing up in our Stone Age costumes. We were taken back in time by the Time Master, visiting from Freshwater Theatre, and we went into the woods to build our own shelters from the natural materials that we could find. We also had fun creating cave paintings, making jewellery and hunting for wild animals.

This term our topic is Ancient Egypt. We will start the topic with an Experience day where the children get to dress up and take part in many fun learning experiences.

English

In English we are reading books about Ancient Egypt.

Maths

For the first half of this term we will be focusing on understanding the place value of 3 digit numbers and then using a formal method for multiplication. We will be doing lots of practical work using a variety of resources to represent our calculations and deepen our understanding.

At home, please help your children with their daily homework and practise the timestables regularly. By the end of Year 3 the children are expected to know the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 timestables. 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.

Science

This term our topic is Rocks and Soils. The children will learn the three main rock types and will have a go at making soil and fossils.

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.

 

 
PE
Year Three have PE on Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school from Monday to Friday. They will need a pair of trainers for Games on Mondays as these lessons will be outside. Please also send in a carrier bag for muddy shoes and a warm jumper for the chilly days. A change of socks is also useful.
Computing
In computing we will be beginning to understand how to safely use email to communicate. We will be using a programme called 2email.
Sing, Perform, Inspire!
At the end of last term, KS2 welcomed members of the Chiltern Music Academy along with Year 3 children from a number of neighbouring schools to sing and perform new songs with us. We were accompanied by a talented pianist and were excited to perform to a VIP audience of parents and governors.
Click on the link below to watch the video of our morning.
To find out about Chiltern Music Academy,  visit their website at www.chilternmusicacademy.org .

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