Hello and Welcome to Year 3!
Year 3 Newsletter
3T- Colfer Class 3C- Blyton Class
Mr L. Taylor/Mrs S. Downes Mr J. Clark/ Miss Mkandla/ Mrs Potts
We follow ‘White Rose Maths’, and for this term we shall be covering ‘fractions, time, shape capacity and volume’. Much of the work recapping concepts from Year 2 and ‘filling gaps’ which may have been created from the lockdown.
We will be covering features of a mystery story with our book, ‘The Thing in the Basement’. Your child will be learning how to use inference to infer character’s feelings and emotions. They will also write their own extension of the story as their hot write this term.
Arguably the best topic of the year – crime and punishment throughout the ages. Children will explore ‘Horrible Histories’ style about the variety of punishments dating back to the Romans all the way through to the present day.
Science this term will focus on ‘Forces and Magnets’. They will be planning some of their own experiments to test friction of different surfaces.
Our dedicated weekly PE day has been on a Monday. Due to class transition days this term, our PE day will now be on a Tuesday each week and we will be teaching athletics. The minimum requirements to participate safely in a PE lesson are no jewellery/earrings and send your child to school in PE kit for the day. Please send your child in a hat and with sun protection for the day. Sportswear:
- black or navy blue shorts/jogging bottoms
- school t-shirt/school PE top
- school jumper/cardigan or sweater (no hoodies please).
- hat/ sun cream
- on the week beginning 28th of June, we will be learning Tennis for 3 afternoons for our PE blocking week.
Our theme for this term is Sikhism and how Sikh’s worship and celebrate. Other key questions we will answer:
- How do Sikh people worship?
- How is the Gurdwara “the heart of the Sikh community”?
- Why do Sikhs believe in serving others?
- What can Sikhs do to show Seva?
- How and why do Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi?
- What part of Sikh life is the most important to Sikhs?
Throughout the term we shall also be covering Art, Music and PSHE…as well as times tables, handwriting and reading.
We are well aware that we have been unable to talk to you as much as we would like. Usually this week, parents are invited to come and see your child’s new teacher, where we explain basic class and school routines, expectations and the Year 3 curriculum…as well as giving parents and carers the opportunity to ask questions. It is also more difficult to talk to parents ‘at the door’ as children are being dropped off and collected. We know this is far from ideal, but you are more than welcome to E-mail us and we will get back to you in that way or call you. If there is anything more pressing, or you simply want to say ‘Hello’ and break the ice, you can usually do so at the end of the day when you collect the children.
We want to hear from you, we can do our job much better with your help…
Thank you…we hope your children really enjoy Year 3.
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