Welcome to Year 3
Term 5 flew by! The children have been enjoying learning all about chocolate and most of the children have now had a chance to do some baking in school (The rest will get to do it during term 6). We also learnt all about the Maya civilization and the class made some amazing Mayan masks.
This term, we will continue learning about chocolate and then move on to study the Egyptians. The children will be designing and creating their own chocolate bar during the first weeks of term. After that, we will move on to learn all about Egyptian society and many of their famous buildings.
In English, we will be continuing our work on Charlie and the Chocolate factory. The children have written some great newspaper reports about the release of the five golden tickets and will have a chance to re-write the ending to the story later in the term. We will also be focusing on poetry and the various structures that poems can take.
In maths, we will be looking at data handling and statistics. This topic ties in really well to other subjects so it will provide the children with a chance to see some “real life” uses for mathematics. Further to this, we will be continuing to practise our 3, 4 and 8 times tables to help prepare the children for the national times table test that they will take in ear 4.
In Science, we are learning all about animals including humans. This will be supported by a trip to the Rare breeds centre during term 6 – this will help the children to put their learning in to perspective and they will be able to identify all the different types of animals. We will also be learning about nutrition and how to keep the body healthy.
Homework will be given out on a Friday each week and should be returned by the following Thursday. Homework will focus on consolidating the skills we have been practising during the week and there will often be a times table focus in maths. Next year, the children will take a national test to assess their times table recall so this will be of huge benefit for them.
PE will be on Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school on these days. Any earrings will need to be removed or covered with micropore medical tape during PE lessons (tape will need to be supplied by parents).
Thank you for your continued support,
Mr Marsh and Mrs Goodburn.