Welcome to Year 3
This half term we are basing all our work around the narrative of Perseus and Medusa. The children will be describing settings, heroes and monsters from famous Greek Myths. This will culminate in them writing their own version of a Greek Myth where they will create all the elements.
We will also be looking at persuasive writing in the form of creating our own adverts. This will be linked to our Greek topic of Myths and Legends and give the children the opportunity to use IMovie to produce and edit an original piece of work.
Our unit of work on play scripts will be used to retell the Greek myths and Legends.
In maths this term we will complete our work on our ‘Statistics’ topic. The children will collect record and interpret data using tally charts, pictograms and bar charts. Children will have the opportunity to investigate their own chosen questions and use ICT to present their data. Once we have completed this topic, we will move back to number were we will focus on comparing numbers and applying our knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division within different areas of the curriculum. As always we ask that children continue to learn their times tables as home.
This term the children will investigate Ancient Greece. The children will research both Ancient and Modern Greece. We will be locating the country on the globe and discussing the range of islands. We will also be looking back into Ancient Greece and how it has affected our world today. We will look at Greek artefacts and discuss what they can tell us about how they lived in the past. We will also look at different Ancient Greek vents such as the war with the Trojan horse.
What you can do at home:
Research Ancient Greece using the Internet, books or travel brochures. Talk about how artefacts tell us about the past.
For science we will be continuing our topic of ‘How did that blossom become an apple?’ This topic looks at the life cycle of a plant and children will be investigating the conditions needed in order for a plant to grow and survive. Children will be given the opportunity to present the results of their investigation using ICT. Further to this we will investigate different scientist and lots of working scientifically experiments.
Some important information for Year 3 parents/carers:
- PE day for both Year 3 classes is Thursday.
- Children will have weekly Spanish lessons on a Tuesday
- Children will have ukulele sessions on Mondays.
- Reading books should be brought into school every Friday (Remember to read 3 times before returning).
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.