Welcome to Year 3. We hope that you had a wonderful summer and we are looking forward to working closely with you this year. We will be having an information meeting on Thursday 14th September immediately after school and we look forward to seeing you there.
This half term, our topic is entitled Bright Sparks. This is a Science based topic which will include looking at electrical conductors, safety with electricity and making simple circuits with bulbs and switches. We will also be looking at other forms of electricity including static electricity and how this is generated. Within this topic we will also be looking at magnetic forces.
Our core learning skills for this half term include looking at controlling emotions, being kind to others and explaining wrong and right.
In English sessions this half term we will be looking at writing reports and recounts of events that we are familiar with, as well as writing a story based on a text that we are reading. We will be focussing on reading within Guided Reading sessions and would like to remind you that we expect 4 home reads per week. This year we will also be starting a new scheme of work to help children learn spellings called No Nonsense spelling. Spellings and strategies will be taught in school and a half termly spelling list will be sent home for you to learn for the weekly spelling test, which will be on a Friday.
In Maths this half term we will be focussing on number – reading, writing and ordering figures to 1000, as well as finding 10 or 100 more or less than a figure.
The children will start to learn French in Year 3 and this will begin with simple ways to greet each other.
Through our RE sessions we will be looking at the Jewish and Christian religious communities, as well as reading the story of Adam and Eve.
During our ICT sessions we will be learning about the internet and networks, following the ‘Switched On’ unit ‘We are network engineers’.
Please ensure PE kits are in school during the week.
We hope that your children settle well into Year 3. If you have any queries or concerns, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Claire Merritt Sian Evans Matt Bettridge