Year 3

Mrs Drysdale

Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome back to the Summer term and I hope you had a relaxing and peaceful Easter break. We have an exciting term ahead, full of lots of fun and interesting new things to learn.

PE days will continue to be on a Monday and Thursday, and please continue to come to school in your school uniform and we will change into our PE uniform for the lesson. PE uniform can be brought into school and left on your child’s peg for the half term and consists of a plain white polo shirt/t-shirt, black shorts, black leggings or plain black tracksuit bottoms. trainers/pumps and a red fleece/jumper/cardigan for outdoor PE.

Reading books will be changed on Monday and Thursday. It would be beneficial to your child if you read at home daily for ten minutes throughout the year.

Please come back to our class page regularly for updates about your child’s learning and if you need to contact me, please press the button on the right and start your message FAO Mrs Drysdale. Alternatively, contact the office and leave a message and I will get back to you ASAP.

What are we learning?

In English…

In Summer 1, we will continue our writing journey by focusing on a narrative. This will be based around the book ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’ by Shirley Climo and will include plenty of discussion about the technical vocabulary we will be using. Additionally, spellings will now be sent home every Monday with an assessment the following Monday. Please help your child to practise these at home.

In Maths…

Throughout the year we are always consolidating our prior knowledge. We will continue our learning around fractions at the start of Summer 2 and this will be followed by time and then statistics. As always, times tables are an important part of fluency as we head towards the Statutory Multiplication Check in Year 4 and time tables will be practised often in class. Additionally, why not practise on TT Rockstars and challenge yourself and friends?

In Science…

Our Science unit this half term is Rocks. Pupils will begin this topic by exploring different types of rocks and how they are formed. We will then proceed to investigate rocks in our local area and finally we will be investigating fossils and the stages of how they are formed.

In RE…

We will start the Summer term with the RE theme; Which rules should we follow? We will be considering the value and purpose of rules and examining rules for living and the source of these rules. We will then consider the rules followed by other faiths and the ways in which the rules influence behaviour and decisions. Finally, we will think about our own lifestyles and the influences upon it.

In Topic…

During History this term, Year 3 will be asking the question, ‘Can we be archaeologists?’ This will be focused on the Ancient Egyptians. We will be exploring this early civilisation whilst building upon our prior knowledge of the Stone/Bronze/Iron Age civilisations. This will also incorporate the Art, Design and Technology curriculum.

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