Welcome to Year 3
The year 3 teachers would like to welcome all of our year 3 children back to school. What an exciting and busy half term we have lined up!
Our immersion this half term is a Kate Banks book ‘The Cat who walked across France.’ This fits in beautifully with our Geography scheme of work based around Mediterranean countries. The book will aid us in planning, writing and publishing diary reports, recounts and non-chronological reports. We will also be exploring the themes of home, family and belonging through the poetry of Andrew Collett. As always, priority will be given to sentence formation using adjectives, verbs and similes. Spellings will be taught as an integral part of each English lesson as well as stand- alone spelling strategies and games.
To begin our half term, children will be beginning 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.
Why do so many people go to the Mediterranean on their holidays?
This term the children will investigate ‘Why so many people go to the Mediterranean on their holidays?’’ The children will research where the Mediterranean is in the world and the countries this includes. The children will then explore many aspects of the Mediterranean lifestyle including the climate. Finally we will compare life in a Mediterranean country with ours in England and create a holiday brochure and commercial for Mediterranean holidays.
What you can do at home:
Research the Mediterranean using the Internet, books or travel brochures. Some of the countries we will be focusing on in class that the children may benefit from learning more about are: Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt and Tunisia.
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.