Year 3 News

Year 3 Autumn 2 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had a brilliant first half term and are so pleased with how the children have settled in and the progress that they have made already!

 In literacy this half term, we will continue to follow the Talk for Writing scheme with the focus on instruction texts and adventure recounts. In maths, we will continue with subtraction and then move onto multiplication and division.

Our History focus this half term is the Stone Age.  We will be kicking off the topic with a bread making workshop which will focus on the importance of farming and growing of wheat during that period in history. From this, we will spend the rest of the half term learning more about artefacts and how historians and archaeologists use them to understand how people used to live. Alongside this, how religion and rituals developed during this period of history.

Our science topic this half term is rocks, which is always an exciting one. The children will be learning how to identify different types of rocks and there uses. Furthermore, they will explore fossils and there importance. In R.E. we continue our focus on “What is important to me.”

PE will be gymnastics (indoor and athletics (outdoor). Every child is required to have a P.E kit in school that comes in on a Monday and goes home on a Friday to be washed. As the weather is getting colder, please ensure that children have appropriate outdoor clothing (jogging bottoms or leggings and a long sleeved top) as well as appropriate trainers,

  Indoor P.E Outdoor P.E
Uganda Tuesday Wednesday
Morocco Thursday Wednesday
Ghana Thursday Wednesday

Homework continues to be sent home on a Friday and returned on Tuesday. Children are encouraged to speak to their teacher on Monday if they find the work challenging. Should your child need extra support for their homework please speak to your class teacher as a year 3 homework club is available.

As there is an expectation that all children leave Year 3 with secure recall of there 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times table we continue to encourage daily practise. We are seeing great results for those children who are clearly practising at home and going on Times Table Rockstars regularly.

It is also crucial that children are reading to an adult every day, which should be recorded in their reading record. We appreciate your support with ensuring these are completed and returned on Tuesday.

Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks,

The Year 3 team.

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