Year 3

Mrs Drysdale

Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome back to the Spring term and happy new year to you all! 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 Year 3 we will start the Spring term, by looking at poetry and specifically limericks. We will be researching the features of a limerick poem and explore rhyming words and the pattern of a limerick poem, including plenty of discussion about the technical vocabulary we will be using. Additionally, spellings will be sent home every Friday with an assessment the following Friday. Please help your child to practise these at home.

In Maths…

Throughout the year we are always consolidating our prior knowledge. Our unit this half term is length, mass and volume. In the length chapter, pupils will learn to measure different items using centimetres, metres and kilometres and will also learn to convert different units of measurement. Next, pupils will look at different units to measure mass, specifically grams and kilograms. Finally, the volume chapter will introduce volume and capacity. Pupils will learn to measure volume using millilitres and litres. 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 animals, including humans. We will be exploring nutrition, the various food groups and their uses and gaining an understanding of a healthy balanced diet. Additionally, we will be investigating animals and their skeletons, including learning the names of bones in the human skeleton and their function. Finally, we will be learning about the different types of muscles in our bodies and their function.

In RE…

We will start the Spring term with the RE theme; Jesus- the man who changed lives. We will be investigating the impact that Jesus had, has and continues to have on people’s lives.  This will lead into us exploring the sadness and joy of Easter. We will be building on our prior learning and investigating the sadness and joy of Easter by thinking of the feelings evoked by the different events throughout Holy Week.

In Topic…

During Geography this term, Year 3 will be asking the question, ‘Does it always rain in the rainforest?’ We will begin with looking at maps and our local area. Then building on our prior knowledge, research the counties and cities within the United Kingdom. Following on from this we will be investigating weather patterns around the UK and Europe. This will lead us onto learning about the many rainforests around the world and identifying types of biomes and the features of a rainforest. This will also incorporate the Art, Design and Technology curriculum.

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