Year 3 2017 - 2018

Mrs Griffiths

Miss Fisher

Welcome to a very snowy beginning of this half term. This week is book week of course, so we hope to see some wonderful characters with the matching book, if possible, on Thursday 1st March. The children will be experiencing an Art day on World Book day itself, when they will create items to add to the whoile school display related to the book of the week - 'Journey' by Aaron Becker

We will be continuing with our topic of 'Time Team'.  

MATHS: Our maths focuses will continue to be multiplication and division ,moving on to statistics, length & perimeter, money and fractions in the summer term. As always, we will be working on our number, reasoning and problem solving skills; these all require us to be secure in our number skills such as number bonds and times tables so it is extremely important that the children are practicing these at home. In class, we have been learning and applying our 3, 4 and 8 times tables. The children should already be familiar with multiplication of 2, 5, and 10. 

ENGLISH: ‘Stone age boy’ proved to be a very interesting historical text together with the very challenging 'Boy with the Bronze Axe'.'Alice in Wonderland’ will inspire our work this half term and is another version of a portal story where someone finds themselves in a different place, as in 'Stone Age Boy'. We will be planning, drafting, writing and rewriting our own stories where direct speech will move the key events along. We will develop character and make careful vocabulary choices. We will use complex sentences including, main and subordinate clauses linked by conjunctions, use the past perfect tense and will make choices about where to use prepositional  and expanded noun phrases.

SCIENCE: We will  complete our work about rocks and their properties which hasbeen a fascinating topic so far. We have carried out tests and made links between soils of different types. We have found out how rocks break down and become soil particles? Towards the end of this half term we will begin to learn about animals, including humans,their needs for life, classification and habitats. 

HISTORY: We will continue our topic of the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor. This topic will culminate in a visit to The Weaver Hall Museum in Northwich to learn first hand how the people lived at this time.

GEOGRAPHY: We will continue to make links to the science topic by looking at volcanoes and earthquakes. Thank you for the wonderful vocano work completed in the hoidays. We will also develop our map skills.

RE. We have begun to learn about Sikhism and how it was founded. We will be able to name some features of a Gurdwara. We will describe the main Sikh festivals and why they are celebrated; The children have already learned about what the main Sikh symbols mean and represent. For the last two weeks of term, the RE focus will be Easter.

D.T. We will be researching, designing and eating healthy sandwiches and hope to have a visit from someone from Warburtons bakery. though this has not been confirmed yet.

ART: We will be basing our art work on World book day on the book of the week - 'Journey'

MUSIC : We will be practising reading and writing different beats and developing our rhythmic skills using percussion instruments

P.E.  This term P.E will be continue to be on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. We will continue to develop our gymnastics skills. We will continue to be taught a dance by a specialist teacher.

ICT; The children will continue learning coding skills

PSHE : Mrs Johnson will be focusing on a variety of social, emotional and health issues

 

'My Maths' homework will be set fornightly and there will be a new one this week. The children havegot  their logins. Should you still have any problems, please let me know. Unfortuntely, the programme will not work on ipads.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ 

Thank you for your support

Mrs Griffiths 

 

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For children:

  • Experience a broad and exciting curriculum that fosters creativity, independence, a passion and enjoyment for learning that continues throughout their lives.
  • Learn to value and respect themselves and others as individuals with equal rights and responsibilities.
  • Be given a strong foundation in their ethical and spiritual life to prepare them to be active and responsible citizens.
  • Be inspired by the environment in which they live and learn and to become stewards of it.
  • Be fit and healthy in body, mind and spirit and understand how to make good choices to keep safe and healthy.
  • Believe in their own abilities to develop resilience and a determination to achieve their potential.

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