Welcome to Year 3!
I hope you enjoyed your half term break. This half term the children in Year 3 will be busy preparing for the Easter Production along with Year 4.
Last half term Year 3 enjoyed reading ‘Diary of a Killer Cat’, by Anne Fine. Our new text is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Children will share the story in class, and focus on the text as stimulus for writing activities.
In Mathematics we will apply our calculation skills on the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve one and two step problems. Children will be encouraged to show their working out, in order to understand that problem solving involves various steps. Children will be taught how to check their calculations using the inverse operations. It is important that children are confident with their 2,3,4,5,6,10 times tables by the end of Year 3. In addition to this we will be focusing on measurement this half term, measuring in cms and metres and learning how to calculate perimeter.
Values and Virtues
Our values and virtues for this half term are ‘Learned and Wise’. Year 3 are looking out for those who live out these values and virtues in our everyday school lives. We will share and celebrate the actions and words of those children in class.
For this half term children will need outdoor PE kits and trainers. Children are reminded not to wear watches or jewellery and girls will need to take their studs out before the PE lesson commences. We will be having P.E on Wednesdays and Thursdays. One lesson will be 'Dance' and the second P.E lesson will be taught by a specialist P.E teacher and will be 'Basketball'.
Weekly homework in Year 3 will continue to be sent home on a Friday. Please hand in homework by Wednesday and put your spelling book in your drawer ready for Thursday’s Spelling Quiz. Spellings are now under the Homework page on the class page, and children will be reminded of this on a weekly basis. Well done to all of those children who are completing one activity per week in their reading journals. Sometimes children may not have brought their homework home, in this case, new homework can be given out but they must ask for it before Wednesday. Thankyou.
Children should continue to read their school reading book every evening, and can use these books as stimulus for their reading journal activities. Children know how to change their book in school but they must tell a teacher that they have finished their book before they do that independently in class.
Thank you for your continued support and if you have any queries or questions, please come and speak to me at the beginning or end of the day or via email.