Welcome to Year 3! We are the...
Welcome back Year 3! I hope you've all had a fantastic summer break and are looking forward to our Year 3 adventure! We have lots of exciting things planned already and we cannot wait to share these with you :)
Learning in Year 3
Our topic this term is called Ancient Egypt! We will go on a journey to discover what it was like to live in Ancient Egypt and learn about some of the Ancient Egyptian beliefs. We will also explore some of their inventions, and learn about King Tutankhamun and his discovery.
During our English lessons, we will read a range of text including poems, newspaper articles, reports, adventure stories, Roman myths and instructions. We will then practise creating our own versions of different texts and share with each other. We will practise new spellings each week which are taken from the 'Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list' as well as developing our grammar and reading skills.
During our Maths lessons we will be developing many skills including adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. We will be focusing on numbers up to 1,000 and solving number and practical problems involving 3 and 4 digit numbers.
During our Science lessons, we learn about how to keep ourselves healthy in the 'Animals Including Humans' unit, we explore which materials are magnetic in the 'Forces' unit, we learn about how to protect our eyes from the sun in the 'Light' unit, we discover how dinosaur fossils are formed in the 'Rocks' unit and we grow our own flowers in the 'Plants' unit.
Our learning in RE focuses on preparing for First Holy Communion and developing our relationship with God through prayer.
Please ensure your child wears their complete PE kit (dark blue/ black shorts, plain white t-shirt and black pumps) to school every Monday and every Friday, as well as their school cardigan or jumper. Plain black/dark blue jogging bottoms can also be worn when the weather becomes cooler. Please also ensure that earrings are not worn on our PE days.
Faith Assembly takes place on a Monday.
Praise Assembly takes place on a Friday.
We will continue to celebrate Mass every Thursday.
Homework will be set on Fridays and should be completed and returned on the following Friday. This will focus on our spellings for the week and the area of Maths covered during that week.
It is vital that you read at home every night. Reading is a skill we use all day, every day so it is very important that you practise this to help you improve. Please make sure your reading diary is signed every day after you have read at home and bring it into school every day so that we can also sign it each time we hear you read.
This year, we will be learning more times tables and using these to help us solve number problems and practical problems. Therefore, please make sure you are practising the times tables regularly, don't forget to use Times Tables Rock Stars too!
Finally, don't forget to check Class Dojo on a daily basis to see your child's learning journey.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any further queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.