Monday 26th April - 3SB
Tuesday 27th April - 3AY
Thursday 29th - 3YF
On PE days, children will need to come to school in their PE kit and they will be staying in it all day so there is no need to bring in their every day uniform on that day. PE will be outside, so please ensure they are dressed appropriately for the weather.
Our PE days are different this half term due to gymnastics.
3AY will still have PE every Wednesday.
3YF and 3SB PE days will be as follows:
Wednesday - 14th April. 21st April, 26th May
Tuesday - 27th April, 4th May, 11th May, 18th May
There will be PE on some Fridays (see below):
16th April - 3AY & 3YF
23rd April - 3SB & 3AY
30th April - 3YF & 3SB
7th May - 3AY & 3YF
14th May - 3SB & 3AY
21st May - 3YF & 3SB
28th May 3AY & 3YF
Books are graded by their complexity of vocabulary and content using these colour bands.
Year 3 Parent Zoom Meeting
In maths, National Curriculum 14 is followed, incorporating place value, mental addition and subtraction strategies and multiplication skills. Our literacy this term includes reading and writing stories with familiar settings, fable, play scripts and senses poetry. We also focus on the year 3 and 4 spelling patterns and children continue to practise joining their handwriting. With reading, we continue to teach and practise key reading skills including fluency, and foster children's love of reading.
The children start the year off by learning about our local area, incorporating school and the area surrounding it, this includes using digital maps to find local landmarks and their homes. In science our topic is light and we make shadow puppets in DT to link with the topic. We learn about Judaism in RE. The second topic after "Journeys" is “Ancient Egypt” and we learn about how the Ancient Egyptians lived. This cross-curricular topic also includes RE (in which we continue to learn about Judaism) and art where we make prints using the relief technique. Wherever possible, there are also links made to the work the children are doing in literacy and maths. We arrange for a visitor to come into school during the term to support this area of the curriculum, and details regarding this day are sent out close to the time.
Our PSHE centres on relationships and keeping safe. In music the children learn how to perform songs and how to use technical vocabulary. In ICT, we reinforce the basic use of a computer, including word processing skills. This also includes sessions on e-safety. The children start learning French with Miss Souter, beginning with greetings and moving onto key phrases. In PE the children develop gymnastics skills, striking and fielding techniques and also develop their invasion skills. Swimming starts after half term.
During the first half term, the first set of ‘Keep on Reading’ books is sent out. Further details about this scheme are sent out near the time.
In Maths, our focus will incorporate place value, addition and subtraction, fractions, angles and shapes. Our Literacy this half term, includes reading and writing adventure stories, non- chronological reports and dictionary skills. We also start to focus on the year 3 and 4 spelling patterns and children continue to practise joining their handwriting. With reading, we continue to teach and practise key reading skills including fluency, and foster children's love of reading.
The children will start the Spring Term by learning about the Stone Age and how people lived in this era. In Geography, we will be looking at atlases and learning about the information in them. This will enable us to learn more about the UK and how to read a map. In Science, our topic is rocks and soil. We will find out about the different types of rocks, looking at their appearance and simple physical properties, and how fossils are formed. We will also be learning more about Judaism in RE.
The second topic after "Stone Age” is “Food and Fitness” and we learn about staying healthy and fit. In DT, we will learn how to make tasty, nutritious soup. Wherever possible, there are also links made to the work the children are doing in literacy and maths.
Our PSHE will also centre on health and well-being. In Music the children learn how to play the glockenspiels and to perform solo and as a group. In ICT, we reinforce the basic use of a computer, including how the network works and to understand that computer simulations can represent real or imaginary situations. The children will be learning about musical instruments and how to say “I play...” in French, then moving onto fruits. In PE the children will develop skills to play net games and athletics on the field. Next half term, the focus will be striking and fielding techniques.
As always, if you require any further details about any of these activities or about your child’s progress, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the year 3 team via the year 3 email address. Please note that Year 3 will respond to emails on Friday's only.