Year 3 Autumn 2
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 stories. In maths, we will continue with addition and 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 next week, which will focus on the importance of farming and growing of wheat during that period in history. We will spend the rest of the half term learning more about artefacts and how historians and archaeologists study them to understand how people used to live. Alongside this, we will explore how religion and rituals developed during this period of history.
Our science topic this half term is all about rocks, which is always an exciting one. The children will be learning how to identify different types of rocks and their uses. Furthermore, they will explore fossils and their importance. In religious education we continue our focus on “What is important to me.”
PE will focus on rounders and cricket. Every child is required to have a P.E. kit in school that comes in on a Monday and goes home on 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.
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.
As there is an expectation that all children leave Year 3 with secure rapid recall of their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times table we continue to encourage daily practise. We have now added the 3 times table to the Garage section of Times Table Rockstars. We are seeing great results for those children who are clearly practising at home and going on TTRS regularly. If your child is very confident please encourage them to use the Studio section, which will develop recall of all the times tables up to 12 x12.
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 brought to school each day. Home readers will be changed weekly, when appropriate, on the following days:
- Monday – Ghana
- Tuesday – Uganda
- Wednesday – Morocco
Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ms Neilson, Ms Ross and Mr Constantinides
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