Welcome to Year 3
The teachers are Miss Goringe, Miss McDonald 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. The children now need to wear the winter P.E. kit as it has turned cold. This includes navy blue track suit bottoms and tops.
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 unit that the children will study this half term is Recounts.
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.
In our Big Read lessons, the children will continue to read 'Charlotte's Web'. 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.
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 Spring Term the children will be adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers mentally, naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes, recognising angles that are larger and smaller than right angles and finding the perimeter of a shape. We will also be counting in 4s and reciting our four times table.
International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
The unit of learning for the Spring term is Treasure: Archaeology. The children will learn about treasure unearthed by archaeologists, such as that of Ancient Egypt and Art treasures by famous artists.
We will continue with the unit, Rocks and Soils. The children will learn about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. They will learn how fossils were formed. They will carry out practical investigations to explore properties of rocks, such as permeability and durability. These tasks will develop the skills of prediction with reasoning, careful observation and recording and better understanding of what a fair test is.