There is just one term left of our Year 3 journey and it has been absolutely wonderful so far. I am sure this will continue and we will all enjoy this summer term as there is so much to be positive about!
During the first half of the Summer Term, in RE, we will be looking at the religion of Hinduism and what it means to be a Hindu in Britain today, especially investigating the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Our weekly Class Worship will be ongoing too, where the children will continue to lead the worship through different roles such as Worship leader, reading Bible stories and being in charge of music and prayer.
After learning about Extreme Survival and bringing in absolutely stunning homework projects (all were very impressive!) to do with this, we will travel over to Ancient Egypt for our topic for the first half term of Summer. During this topic, we will become Historians and explore various items while learning all about the society and life of Ancient Egypt, including how they communicated through hieroglyphics!
In Science during the first half term of Summer, we will be looking at Plants. We will be investigating the structure of plants and attempting to grow our own while we learn about how plants can survive and grow in the process, how each part functions and how pollination occurs. We are Scientists and will be learning and using a lot of specialist vocabulary.
Our main focuses for Maths in this first half of the Summer Term are to use our number facts independently and effectively, learning about the grid method for multiplication and exploring division with and without remainders. We will also look at a range of data from tables, pictograms, tally charts and bar charts, as well as estimating weight measurements and understand column addition.
Please try and test your children on the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 times tables! There is a brilliant opportunity to do this through your child’s login (which they should all have) on Timetables Rockstars.
In English we will be looking at different views and opinions of railways, and holding our very own live chat show where we will boost our confidence and speech skills. As well as this, we will explore and answer the question ‘How far would I go to look cool?’ through writing a newspaper report. Amongst this, we will be increasing our knowledge of sentence structure, independent writing and use of dictionaries and thesaurus’, while improving our vocabulary range and becoming more confident in using prefixes and suffixes.
Please try to encourage your child to read for 20 minutes each day and share a story with them as often as possible. It would also be beneficial to ask them questions after they have read to you in order to check understanding and get that comprehension in!
Spellings and Homework
Spellings will be sent home every Friday and the children will be tested the following Friday. It is important that children understand the importance of applying this knowledge in their independent writing as well as learning them for the tests.
Homework will be set every Friday and will need to be back in for the following Wednesday, in order for it to be marked and returned to the children for their new homework that will be set on the Friday.
PE lessons take place on Mondays and Thursdays. It is starting to warm up now (hooray!) and so correct school PE kit is very important. Children are also responsible for having the correct outdoor footwear, especially as we will start to be outside a lot more in the (hopefully) glorious weather.
If you have any queries please don't hesitate to ask.
I would like to remind parents that if they would like to volunteer to help in anyway, extra help is always very gratefully received.
Thank you for your continued support.