Hello! We hope you all had a great half term and are ready to learn about our new topics.
During Spring 2 the children will be exploring ‘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.
This half term we will be beginning our narrative immersion with 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.
This term the 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. 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.
Some important information for Year 3 parents/carers:
- Children will take part in weekly ukulele lessons on Monday
- Swimming for year 3 is on Wednesday.
- Tackling the Blues (Everton in the Community) sessions for year 3 are on Wednesdays
- Wow workshops take place every Friday
- Reading books should be brought into school on Fridays
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