Welcome to Year 3

The year 3 teachers would like to welcome all of our year 3 children back to school and hope you all had a great holiday!

This half term in English, we will be beginning our narrative immersion with David Weisner’s book Tuesday.  The book gives us an exciting opportunity to develop role play and encourage the children to write in a number of genres.  The children will act out scenarios connected with the story and we will use drama conventions such as freeze frame, children in role, teacher in role, hot seating and role on the wall.  We will look at descriptions of characters and settings; persuasive posters; instructions and reports from the point of view of a detective.  We will also be focussing on sentence formation using adjectives, verbs and similes.  Spellings as always will be integral to our unit of work and will be reinforced in specific lessons and during shared and guided write.

This term  in maths children will be continuing their topic of length, moving on to solving problems involving perimeter. After that we will be working on money. Children will be adding and subtracting money, looking at the different coins they can use and also solving a variety of problems using money. The children will measure, compare, add and subtract units of measure as well as completing word problems and practical investigations. We will then progress to time in which children will learn how to read the time to the nearest minute on an analogue clock. They will continue to learn their 2,3,4,5 and 10 times table, and the corresponding division facts. As always, times tables remains an important area of learning. The children will concentrate on the application of the times tables across all areas of maths.

In geography, children will explore how our local area is used. Children will create a map of our local area including the different amenities and important places around us. We will have a focus on using keys for maps and look at the different symbols that are used. We will then explore how different area of land is used for different purposes e.g. farming, agriculture etc.

What you can do at home:

Look around where you live – what can you see? How is this area used? Could this area be improved in any ways?

If you are taking a journey anywhere, let’s look at the map together to see if I can spot any symbols or see how the land is used.

Some important information for Year 3 parents/carers:

  • Swimming day for both Year 3 classes is Friday
  • Children will have weekly Spanish lessons on a Tuesday
  • Children will be taking part in weekly Samba sessions each Wednesday.
  • Reading books should be brought into school every day.
  • Homework will be given out on a Friday afternoon and is due back the next Wednesday.

Year 3 teachers would like to encourage children to bring in water bottles and a piece of fruit for snack, if they wish.

Book bags should be brought in everyday so children do not miss any opportunities to read to an adult.

Home school sheet Spring 2


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