We hope you have had a fantastic Easter break and although things are still a little different, the children have continued to be resilient in their learning and behaviour. We are looking forward to a wonderful term, which promises to be exciting and eventful. We have a very busy term planned for the year 3 children and hopefully they can continue to succeed in the juniors.
Our topic for this half term is ‘Dreaming of Dahl!’ It is a wonderful topic which explores the wonderful and creative world of Roald Dahl. Our Literacy tree text will be ‘The BFG’ but we will also be reading ‘The Twits and The Giraffe, the Pelly and me.’ Our Geography unit will focus on Land use and Ordinance surveys and continue to develop the children’s geographical knowledge of countries and cities across the UK.
Our science unit this half term is Light. Children will learn to identify and recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light. We will also learn about safety during this unit too.
After the May half term our topic is ‘Rotten Romans’ It is a fantastic topic which delves into the history of the Roman Empire and the impact that they had on Britain. We will be engaging in a wide range of Roman related texts, including: ‘Escape from Pompeii’, ‘The Roman record’ and non-fiction text ‘Who were the Romans?’
Our science unit will be Forces. Children will learn to identify that some forces need contact between 2 objects but magnetic forces can act at a distance.
Every child will have access to ‘Reading Eggs’ which is an online reading program that has been used across school in order to improve children’s reading skills, vocabulary and comprehension. Children will be assigned tasks on reading eggs as homework and are expected to complete in the time frame, they are given. Please support your child as much as possible at home to access this wonderful resource. If there is an issue at home accessing the internet please let us know so we can send home a reading book and record so your child is not missing out.
Homework will be put on class dojo every week, alternative weeks for English and Maths. A photograph of the completed work will need to be uploaded onto classdojo. Homework is an important part of your child’s education and it would be much appreciated if you could fully support school with this.
Spellings will be placed onto classdojo every Friday and need to be learnt for our spelling test the following Friday. Anyone who cannot access classdojo will be given a paper copy that does not need to be returned to school.
Our PE sessions will be every Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Children can wear their full PE kit (white and blue Sylvester t-shirt, shorts/joggers and black pumps/trainers) for school on these days. We will also have the times table club to ensure children are practising and applying their multiplication knowledge. Children will have 5 minutes to answer 30 questions for their 2, 5 and 10 timetables. As the children pass each club they will progress onto the next.
If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to contact me via classdojo or telephone school. Obviously during the school day, it is very difficult to respond to queries, but between 3.30pm-5.30pm I will try my best.
The children have really settled well back into school and are all making good progress. We hope they continue to try their best as the year progresses and grow as learners and individuals ready to move up to year 4.
Thank you for your continued support, Mrs. Summerfield and the Year 3 team