Welcome to Year 3 with
Welcome back to the start of a new term. A very unique and unusual way to start the Summer term. Please follow the daily Maths and English set and remember to have a clear timetable for each day. There are a range of activities for the afternoons, covering other curriculum areas. I will try and vary these. Please feel free to adapt these and do lots of practical activities as well - baking, outdoors, model making, music, dancing, art, nature hunts, gardening etc.
Remember to stay active!
Our topics this term are:
GEOGRAPHY Extreme Earth - looking at the structure of the Earth, volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes and tsunamis and their effects on the Earth.
SCIENCE i) plants ii) light and shadows
RE Amazing people in the Bible.
WELCOME TO YEAR 3
This year the children will be taught by Mrs Micallef.
Year 3 - Classroom routines
It is important that reading folders are brought to school every day.
Reading diaries are checked every Monday and value points are given when children have read at least 4 times at home during the week (including weekends). It is very important that your child continues to read to an adult during Y3 and is given the opportunity to discuss what they have read.
Please ensure that their diary is kept up-to-date and signed weekly by an adult.
There are many books that the children can choose from in the classroom which they are very welcome to borrow too.
English homework will be spellings (using Spelling Shed) and will be set on Monday. The children will have 1 week to learn the words for a test the following week.
Maths homework is set on Friday. After Christmas, there will be a times tables test each week.
P.E. is on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon. Children must always have the correct kit in school.
Each week a 'legend of the week' and 'writer of the week' will be chosen and we have a weekly raffle to reward good manners, behaviour and attitude as well as hard work.
English - we will be covering Y3 objectives for grammar and punctuation as well as looking at different types of writing (poetry by Walter de la Mare, instruction writing linked to Romans, developing story settings and characters, report writing) and much of our writing will be linked to our theme. Our main author is Dick King Smith but we will be reading lots of other books and we are developing our reading corner this term
We have a book club at 12 o'clock each day.
Maths - revisiting addition and subtraction strategies,; practise and use of 3, 4 and 8 times tables; multiplication and division with larger numbers; fractions of numbers; money and problem solving.
Science - Animals including humans - looking at healthy eating and the importance of a balance diet; animal diets; bones and skeletons.
RE -Hindus; Easter and salvation
ICT - online safety, developing the use of the Internet for research purposes, presentation skills.
Music - Bob Marley; reggae.
All other foundation subjects (History, Geography, Art, DT) will link to our main theme (ROMANS).
A ROMAN day is planned for later in the term to bring our learning together.