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.

Tuesday is Times Table Award day, so please help your child to practise their times tables, ready for their challenge.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is Ancient Britain.

 

In History, we will be learning about life in Britain from the Stone Age to Iron Age. As part of our English, the children will be learning and performing poems linked to our topic. One of the poems they will be learning is ‘I was born in the Stone Age’ by Michael Rosen. We will be reading ‘Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes as our class novel and we will use this as a basis for writing activities.

 

In Science, we will be observing, comparing and identifying rocks and fossils. We will learn about different types of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and how fossils are formed. If you have any rocks or fossils at home, please feel free to bring them into class to share. Mrs Berry will be working with the children this half term in Art. They will be involved in designing and making 3D sculptures of the ‘Iron Man’.

 

In Maths this half term, we will be revisiting multiplication, division and fractions. The children will be expected to recall the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times by the end of Year 3. We will also be telling the time to 1 minute intervals, reading digital time and learning about time intervals.

 

In RE, we will be continuing to learn about Festivals, why they are important to religious communities and to each other. The children will learn about different religious festivals and compare the similarities and differences between the celebrations of two festivals.

  

 

Reading

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