Dear Year 3 Parents/Carers,
Welcome back and we hope that you all had an enjoyable summer. We will begin this term with our new Scrumdiddlyumptious topic, the children will taste fantastic fruits and other tantalising treats. They will develop their geographical knowledge and deepen their understanding of where our food comes from and how it gets here. Throughout the topic they will be extending their knowledge of healthy eating. They will develop their own recipes and create a scrumdiddlyumptious smoothie.
We will be moving on to discover what life was like in prehistoric times in our Tribal Tales topic.
This term our Talk for Writing focus will begin with a unit on fables, using the fantastic text Why Bats Sleep in the Day to write our own creation fables. Following that we will be using some fantastic texts as a guide for us to learn how to reinvent traditional tales – imagine if Little Red Riding Hood was set in the Wild West.
In Geography we will be using maps, atlases and digital mapping to locate continents and countries around the globe. We will be investigating how fruit and vegetables are imported into the UK.
We are extremely lucky to have Matt Davies back with us for our Art sessions: we will begin by working on developing our close observational drawing skills of fruits and vegetables, and explore how these foods can be use in print making.
During our Tribal Tales unit we will be recreating some traditional cave paintings and make our own replica jewellery from the period. We plan to end the unit by building our own Bronze Age monuments.
In Science we will begin the year by learning about Amazing Bodies, we will learn how to identify different types of skeletons and find out how our muscles work.
We will then move on to our popular Forces unit and are hoping to book a trip to see the fantastic show at the Science Museum.
This term we will be focusing on Place Value before using this to develop our understanding of addition and subtraction using the column method.
Help your child at home by asking them to explain what they have been doing in class and developing their times-tables knowledge. You can also talk to them about how their maths can be used in everyday situations.
Help your child at home
By getting them to explain what they have been doing in class and consolidating their times – tables. You can also talk to them about
how their maths can be used in everyday situations.
- PLEASE NAME all sweaters, coats, gloves, hats, plimsolls etc.
- Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times. The children will be doing PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- Parents and children are encouraged to check book bags for letters each day.
- Your child will read with an adult weekly and we expect them to read at home with an adult every evening. The most important thing is that this is an enjoyable and special experience so that children really develop a passion for reading!
- Homework, Times Tables and Spellings will be given out on Fridays and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Children will be tested on Friday.
- It would be really helpful if you could send in tissues for the class.
- Please, please, please speak to your child’s class teacher if you are able to help in any way in class.
- Reading, cooking, gardening, life experiences, music, art, careers etc… We would love to hear from you!
- Please turn off all mobiles before entering the school grounds as we are a mobile free zone.