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Welcome to the Year 3 Page!

We have returned from our Christmas break keen and refreshed. We would like to inform you of the exciting topics coming up in the Spring term of Year 3!

ENGLISH – In English, we will be focussing on a range of text types, taking inspiration from the book, The Roman Rampage. This is based on our Roman's topic.

As part of our English, as well as supporting children’s writing, we are continuing to prioritise reading in year 3, hearing your child to read regularly and encouraging opportunities to read through their lessons. But in addition to this, we would urge that you hear your child read as often as possible, not only listening to them read but also, asking them questions about their books to support a deeper understanding of the text.

Further to this, children will also receive spellings and times tables to practise each week. Their spellings will normally be sent home on a Friday and tested on the following Friday. This may sometimes change dependent on the weeks events.

In Maths we will now be primarily focusing on number to support children’s ability to solve problems, by applying their knowledge of number. We are now looking at fractions, multiplication and division. We will encourage children to continue to practise their times tables at home, with support of lots of interactive games available such as Topmarks and BBC Bitesize. Throughout this next term, we will begin to integrate number into different areas of the curriculum to develop the understanding and skills to complete problems that include addition, subtraction, measurement and shape.

TOPIC – Our focus for this term will be The Romans. We will look at the geography of Rome, The Roman invasion, the Roman impact and Gods and Goddesses. In art lessons we will create mosaics, pottery and collage.

SCIENCE – Forces followed by Animals.

PE:

3M will do indoor PE on a Wednesday, and 3M, 3BP and 3G outdoor PE on Tuesday. Please ensure children have warm PE kit throughout January and February.

3BP, 3G will do indoor PE on a Thursday. This will be a dance lesson with a qualified instructor.

As part of our PE lessons, children will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of physical activities. In order for children to engage in the PE activities, children should have their named PE kit in school all week and appropriate kit for swimming.

 

If you have any concerns do please come in to speak to one of us, so that we can help you as quickly as we can