Welcome to Year 3

3B                                                                               3Y

Teacher- Ms K Haigh/Mrs S Wright                             Teacher - Mr A Litchfield

Teaching Assistant – Mrs C Iddin                                Teaching Assistant - Miss E Cooke

Learning Support Assistant - Ms C Best

 

Important days

Please help your child to complete one activity from their homework grid every week. Homework must be handed in by Wednesday. If your child needs help with their homework, please speak with their class teacher before the return day.

Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school at the beginning of the week. They must have shorts and a t-shirt for indoor PE and trainers and a warm tracksuit for outdoor PE. No earrings are allowed to be worn during PE.

We change reading books four times per week. Please ensure that you have left a comment in the reading record each time your child reads at home. Please read as much as possible at home with your child. Ask them questions about their book to check their understanding and discuss any unknown vocabulary.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is Ancient Egypt. As part of our topic, the children will be studying the gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt. They will be learning about mummies, pyramids and Pharaohs and studying the mummification process.

 

In science, we will be learning about light. We will be investigating the different sources of light and how we need light to see things. We will also be finding out which is the best reflective material for a children’s book bag.

 

In design and technology we will be designing and making Egyptian headdresses using a range of materials.

 

In PE, the children will be continuing to create and perform an Egyptian dance to music. Our Outdoor Games sport this half term will be hockey.

Maths

The main focus of our maths lessons this half term will be multiplication and division. The children will be expected to calculate answers to the 3, 4 and 8 times tables using apparatus and pictorial representations. We will continue to have daily CLIC sessions, where we will practise our mental maths skills. Tuesday is Times Table Award day, so please help your child to practise their times tables, ready for their challenge.

 

English

In English, we will initially be focussing on the text ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’ by Shirley Climo. We will be sharing the text with the children and discussing the meaning of the varied vocabulary and phrases. We will be using the text as a basis from which to write our own Egyptian Cinderella stories focussing on speech marks, paragraphs and punctuation.

 

Spelling

In Year 3, the children will continue to learn a range of spelling rules. These include:

  • Spelling words with suffixes ‘ed’, ‘ing’, ‘s’, ‘es’, ‘er’.
  • Spelling words with prefixes ‘un’, ‘dis’, ‘mis’ and ‘re’.
  • To spell contracted words. e.g. ‘won’t’.
  • To spell some of the Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words.
  • To spell homophones: brake/break, grate/great, weight/wait, son/sun.

 

There will be a weekly spelling test every Friday.
 

 

Reading

Please see the attached document for help in supporting your child/children with reading: