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Written by Mrs Mann, Mrs Smith and Miss Slaney
Year 3 Spring Term newsletter 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We would like to welcome you back after the Christmas break and wish you a Happy New Year! If you have any particular interest in an area outlined below and would like to come in and share experiences or resources with the children, it would be very much appreciated.

Mission Survival: The topic for this term is Mission Survival. This topic will cover a variety of curriculum areas but has a particular focus on Science and History. British history will be the main theme throughout the topic as the children will be exploring and learning about the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. The children will also become scientists looking at how humans and animals survive.

 

Written by Mrs Mann, Mrs Smith and Miss Slaney
Written by Mrs Mann, Mrs Smith and Miss Slaney
Year 3 Autumn Term newsletter 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome

We would like to warmly welcome you to Year Three and the beginning of your child’s journey through Key Stage Two. We have had a great start to the year and we are all enjoying getting to know the children. If you have any particular interest in an area outlined below and would like to come in and share experiences or resources with the children, it would be very much appreciated.

Under The Sand

The topic for the first half term is Under the Sand. The children have discussed what they already know about Ancient Egypt and are excited about the areas that they want to investigate further. We will be researching the history of Ancient Egypt and the lives of everyday people. The children have already generated some interesting questions that they are keen to explore – please talk to them about what they have discussed in class and help them research any extra information that they might want to share. At the end of the half term we will be holding an ‘Egyptian Day’ on Tuesday 18th October and we will be inviting you to join us at 2:50pm for a class assembly in the hall when the children will share their work. Further details will follow but here’s some early warning that we will be ‘dressing up’!

Rise of the Robots

Our topic for the second half term will be Rise of the Robots. We will be focusing on how technology has influenced our lives and changed the world around us. We will also be considering the mechanical make up of robots and looking at this through a scientific perspective considering magnetic materials.

Reading

Children are expected to read aloud to an adult regularly at home, preferably at least three times a week. Asking your children questions about the text will help them to develop their retrieval and deduction skills.

Home Learning

Weekly Home Learning will be set on Thursdays and will need to be returned on a Tuesday. This will be an open ended question that the children can respond to and present their ideas in any way they would like. We would also encourage regular practise of multiplication tables – x2,3,4,5, and 10 need to be secure by the end of Year 3 with children beginning to see the links between the x4 and x8 times tables.

Spellings

The children will be given a new set of spellings to learn every week. The spellings will go out on a Tuesday and the children will be tested the following Tuesday.

Recorders

In Year Three, the children learn how to play the recorder as part of their music curriculum. Recorders will be available for you to purchase, more information will follow next week.

 

Written by Mrs Mann, Mrs Smith and Miss Slaney
Written by Miss Mitchell and Miss Slaney.
Year 3 Summer Term newsletter 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome back, we hope you had a restful Easter break and are ready for a busy final term!

Once again, if you have a particular interest in or are knowledgeable in any of the topics outlined below, please do let us know if you would like to share your experiences and knowledge with the children.

Beneath Our Feet
The topic for the first half term is Beneath Our Feet. This topic will cover a variety of curriculum areas but with a particular focus on Science and Geography. Physical geography will be the main theme throughout the topic as the children will be exploring and learning about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains and how they affect those around them. The children will become scientists and paleontologists by investigating the formation of rocks and fossils.

Picture This!
The topic for the second half term will be Picture This! This topic will have an emphasis on art, design and technology. The children will research famous artists, architects and designers considering their impact on the world around them. From this, the children will recreate and design their own pieces of art.
Towards the end of this topic, the children will create a gallery of their art pieces for parents to see. Dates and times of these class assemblies will follow soon.

Reading
Children are expected to read aloud to an adult regularly at home, preferably at least three times a week. Asking your children questions about the text will help them to develop their retrieval and deduction skills. These can be school books or any book of interest.

Maths
Over the next term, we will be learning and exploring

  • Fractions
  • Measurement
  • Adding and subtracting mentally (up to 3 digits)
  • Using formal written methods to add and subtract
  • Multiplying (2 digit numbers multiplied by 1 digit numbers)
  • Dividing (2 digit numbers divided by 1 digit numbers)

 

Written by Miss Mitchell and Miss Slaney.