Welcome to Year 3
The teachers are Miss Goringe, Ms Vanriel and Mrs De Souza.
We expect every child to bring in their P.E. kit on Monday and take it home each Friday, as they may have P.E. any day of the week. Both classes will have swimming lessons every Tuesday this term, beginning on 24th April. Children would need to bring a swimming costume(girls) or trunks(boys), swimming cap, goggles(optional) and a large towel in a bag.
Homework is given out on Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Books handed in late will not be marked until the following week.
What we will be learning this half term
The Literacy units that the children will study this half term are Persuasive Writing and Poetry.
To improve their spelling skills and build their vocabulary, they will be practising spelling tricky exception words from the Year 3 curriculum and revising spelling of the Year 2 curriculum. These spellings will be sent home each week, and can be found at the bottom of this page.
The Big Read book for this term is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.The main focus will be on retrieving information from fiction texts, inference and comprehension skills. At the same time, the children will continue to learn strategies to decode regular and irregular words and tackle new vocabulary. The text will give children the opportunity to improve their vocabulary and develop their writing skills.
We have a diverse range of books to support your child's reading within the school and we hope this will enable your child to experience a range of authors and texts. Please ensure that you spend at least 30 minutes every evening reading with your child. We want every child to develop a love for reading, as well as the necessary skills to read a range of text types.
During the Summer Term the children will learn to recognise fractions, find fractions of numbers and shapes and add and subtract fractions with the same denominator. They will also learn to add and subtract by the column method besides revising methods learnt already in the previous terms. The children are expected to know their multiplication tables of
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10.
International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and Science
The IPC unit of learning for the Spring term is Gateways to the World; Airports. The Science unit is Plants. The focus will be on knowing and exploring the functions of the different parts of the plant.
We hope you have a good summer holiday.
To help you continue your learning over the summer we encourage you to keep reading regularly. Aim to read at least a book a week (so at least 6 books in total). Why not visit your local library and borrow some.
Keep practising your times tables (2,3,4,5,8 and 10). It will really help you if you know these off by heart by the time you begin Year 4. You can also practise your maths by playing the maths games on Abacus Active learn and the Top Marks website.
Keep a diary of your summer. Bring it in to show your new teacher in September.