Welcome to Year 3!!!
We hope you had an Christmas holiday. We are so excited for this start of the new year and have many exciting plans, activities and trips awaiting.
We hope the information will help you support your child’s learning. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to come and talk to us.
Mrs Southey (Langtry)
Miss Amin (Delta)
Mrs Kaur and Miss Nightingale will also be supporting in both Year 3 classes.
Things to remember:
- Year 3 will now have P.E on a Monday. Please ensure all jewellery is removed before children come to school or that they are able to remove jewellery themselves. PE will be outside so please ensure they have outside trainers, a t-shirt, joggers or shorts and a jumper if the weather is cold.
Please read with your child four times a week and complete the reading racetrack. Remember for each racetrack which is completed your child will win a free book of their choice!!!
VIPERS has now replaced Reading Rocks. As a class we are exploring the plot and characters, by focusing on different types of questions each week.
We have kick started our term by becoming news reporters as we investigated a break in in Year 1. We were allowed access into the crime scene in our Wild Area and analysed the security footage. Our reports are currently being delivered to our senior leadership team. We will then be entering the world inspired by the book the 'Lost Happy Endings'by Carol Ann Duffy. We will meet Jub, the keeper of the happy endings, and the wicked witch who has stolen all the happy endings. It is now up to us to create a new ending and help return the happy endings to the crying children.
Our focus this term will be to independently check our punctuation and spellings as well as striving to produce the best quality work that we are able to! We will also be expected to develop our handwriting.
During this term, we will recapping areas of maths previously covered and developing our reasoning skills in these areas. We will be looking at the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also applying this knowledge to solve capacity and fraction problems.
This year we are learning our 3, 4 and 8 times tables so keep on practising.
Our theme this term is “Snottengham to Nottingham”. During the topic, we will be looking at what a reliable source is and how this can help us collect information about Nottingham Caves. We will also be using this research to inspire our writing about what life was like in the caves. Next we are looking at developing our drawing, modelling and painting skills as we create our own fossil paperweights inspired by the work we did on rocks in science. We will be making our designs out of clay.