Term 6 Overview

Welcome to the final term of this academic year.

Firstly, a huge thank-you for the amazing Egyptian masks which came into school. A number of them are now on display in the main corridor and are receiving many positive comments.

We have a Science topic this term, looking at plants and also light.

In Maths, we start with a geometry unit, focusing on understanding angles and then looking at 2D and 3D shapes. This is followed by some work on capacity. In the final couple of weeks, we will revisit and reinforce the concepts we have studied, across the year. Naturally, we continue to work on learning times tables.

In English, we will be identifying budding journalists, as we begin the term looking at newspapers. We will be using the child-friendly ‘First News’ publication, as this ensures all the content we study is age-appropriate! Later in the term we will work on play scripts and then parodies of familiar stories.

PE lessons will focus on athletics activities, in preparation for Sports Day and we will also enjoy some games of rounders on the field.

Virtually all our pupils are coming to school every day with a water bottle and hat. Thank you for your support in this.

Kind regards,

The Year 3 team.

Term 5 Overview

Welcome to Term 5. We hope you had a good Easter break.

This term, we will be enjoying the very exciting topic of Ancient Egypt. Sadly, we are not able to visit the pyramids, but we are looking forward to welcoming a local company, Hands On History, into school to do a variety of workshops with the children. This will take place on Wednesday 25th April.

In Maths, we start with a unit about fractions and will then work on the vital life-skill of telling the time and solving time problems. Please give your children plenty of opportunities to practise telling the time on analogue and digital clocks, and to think about timings of their day.

In English, some of the work links to our topic, as we will produce information pages about The Egyptians. We will also focus on persuasive writing and aspects of storytelling.

Our computing focus is word-processing skills.

With the sun having finally appeared, can we please ask that all children come to school each day with a named water bottle and hat.

Kind regards,

The Year 3 team.