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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Mrs Haines & Mrs Hankinson

 

Summer is here!  We are really looking forward to continuing our learning this term, building on what we already know and seeing just how much we can achieve.  

 

We are all delighted that things are feeling more normal now but we will continue to observe measures where needed to ensure everyone’s safety.  If your child has a cold, please ensure where possible that they have their own supply of tissues.  In school we will continue to handwash and sanitise frequently and please be assured your children’s safety and wellbeing is our main priority. 

 

We had an amazing time doing the Faith Trail in Derby and visiting Creswell Craggs last term and we do have another trip in the planning stages for the second half of the summer term.  Watch this space!

 

 

Summer Term Curriculum:

 

RE  RE units for the Summer term will include Easter, The Eucharist, Pentecost and Prayer.  We be continuing our ‘Life to the Full’ relationships and health education.  This will focus on how we are created and loved by God as well as how we relate to others and to our community.

 

We are very much looking forward to celebrating with the children who will be receiving the sacrament of First Holy Communion this term. 

                                                                  

                               

 

MATHS  The spring term will continue our work on fractions as well as revisiting and embedding previous learning on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division when we start to learn about money.   We live in an increasingly cashless society and it would be very helpful if you could give your child opportunites to handle real coins and begin to understand their values.  We will also be investigating measurement in various forms: time, volume and capacity.   This is another opportunity to support your child with learning to tell the time confidently from a traditional analogue clock.  We will continue to make our maths as hands on as possible, using different equipment and different representations to strengthen and deepen our understanding. 

 

We will also continue to focus on fluency and instant recall of our times tables and number bonds.  Throughout all of this we will be doing lots of talking about maths, learning and using mathematical vocabulary.

 

Please keep encouraging your child to practise times tables and number bonds at home – if the children know these securely it helps them with their wider maths learning.  Year 3 revises and secures the 2x, 10 and 5x tables and then moves onto 3x, 4x and 8x tables.  The aim is for instant recall!  (Realistically, ‘instant’ means 3 seconds or less!!!)

 

Your child’s Times Table Rockstar login details have not changed.  The same login details can be used with the NumBots app too.   If you would like the tables available to your child adjusting, please just let me know.

 

ENGLISH We will be starting the term using The Great Kapok Tree as our focus text.  This will be followed by a whole class writing project where we will write our own fables.  We all have different experiences in our lives and after half term we will be sharing these interesting experiences by writing memoirs!  We will continue to work on our reading skills in Guided Reading sessions, increasing our fluency and developing our inference, prediction and summarising skills

 

 

READING Phonics and one to one reading sessions will continue for those children who normally follow this programme.  For those who are in school, this will continue as normal, for those who are learning from home we will be sharing links and information to ensure the children can continue to make good progress. 

 

Spring has sprung, plants are growing and blossoming all around us, and SCIENCE will be all about plants this term!  We have already planted some potatoes and we will be watching and observing these and other plants grow.  Science will be taught by both the specialist science teacher, Miss Swinson, and by Mrs Haines.

 

COMPUTING will cover a range of subjects including how to email safely, branching databases (much more fun than they sound!), simulations and graphing.

 

In FRENCH we will be on building on the language we already know as well as moving on to talking about and describing people (and maybe the odd monster!) using colours and body parts.  We will start to think about French grammar and how adjectives change in agreement with masculine or feminine nouns.

 

 

Our HISTORY will be all about the Romans.  Why on earth did they invade cold and wet Britain?  Why were the Romans so successful?  Why did their empire come to an end?  How is our life today influenced by the Romans?  We will be trying to answer these questions and practising drawing conclusions from historical evidence.

 

In GEOGRAPHY we will be finding out more about Europe, learning about the different physical and human features of our continent and then zooming in on certain countries.

 

ART will be very exciting as we explore the world of Picasso.

 

DT is going to be a textile adventure as we learn sewing skills and design and construct our own customised bags.  We will be trying to use recycled materials so if anybody has any unused T-shirts that have been grown out of or which are damaged in some way we would love to rehome and repurpose them.

 

In MUSIC we are going to be learning to play the recorder!  Each child will be provided with a recorder which will be regularly sanitised and not shared with anybody else, however if any child would like to bring their own recorder into school that they can then take home to practise on that would be brilliant.

 

PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays.  Monday PE will be taught by a PE specialist from ASM but will take place in school.  

 

We will be making the most of the summer term weather and having our PE lessons outdoors whenever possible and appropriate.  PE kits must stay in school during term time, but will be sent home at half term to be washed.   Please ensure girls have a pair of socks in their PE bags as they will not be allowed to wear tights during a PE lesson.

 

Reminders:

  • The school day starts at 8:40 a.m. and finishes at 3:30p.m.
  • Reading should be logged in diaries each day when your child reads (30 minutes).  If it is a new book, please include the title of the book.  On each occasion, the pages read should be noted and signed by an adult.
  • PE Kit

Indoor PE uniform: burgundy t-shirt with school badge, black shorts, white socks and black pumps.  Children must have black pumps for indoor PE as trainers may only be worn for outdoor PE.  If your child is wearing tights to school, please make sure they have socks to change into for PE.

Outdoor PE uniform: burgundy t-shirt with school badge, black shorts, white socks and trainers.  The burgundy hoodie and jogging bottoms are optional.

  • Please ensure your child has the full, correct PE kit in school, even on days when we would not usually do PE, as occasionally timetables change.
  • PE kits will stay in school during term time and will be sent home for washing at half term.
  • ALL CLOTHING SHOULD BE CLEARLY LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME.
  • Children should bring water bottles each day; these should also be clearly labelled with your child’s name.  They will be sent home regularly to allow them to be washed.
  • Please do not bring large school bags in to school unless absolutely necessary. We strongly advise children not to bring toys from home into school as there is always a risk that they could be lost or damaged and they are not allowed to have them in the classroom.  Plenty of equipment and toys are provided in school for the children to play with.

 

Please do let us know if there is anything going on at home that will affect your child’s learning, or if you have any questions.  If you have any messages to pass on either Mrs Haines or Mrs Hankinson will be available on the yard at the beginning and end of the day.  Alternatively, you can telephone the school office who will pass a message on to us for you. 

 

Thank you for your continuing support.  We are excited to see what this term brings, and we look forward to seeing the children grow and learn together.

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