Our teacher in Year 3 is Miss Todd and our Learning Support Assistant is Mrs North.
This term we are learning about Great Britain and our local area in Geography and finding out about Sikhism in RE. In Computing we will be using our word processing skills to create Publisher documents. We will begin our 'Animal Magic' topic in Music, learning about how music can represent animals and we will be improving our Gymnastics skills in PE as well as Swimming lessons. In Art, we will be learning about Henry Moore and Alberto Giacometti before creating our own sculptures using Modroc. Later in the term we will learn about pneumatics to create 'Moving Monsters'. We will continue learning French, including colours and numbers to create descriptive sentences.
Extra information: We will be doing PE on Monday this term and swimming on a Thursday afternoon. Make sure you have the right kit!
Every Monday Reading Records must be handed in so they can be checked and reading targets stuck in. If you finish your reading book, they can be changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Spellings are tested on a Monday and new words will be handed out on the same day if possible.
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites.
To begin the term we will be reading 'The Legends of King Arthur' and learning about the features of legends before creating our own versions. Later in the term we will read an adaptation of 'The Secret Garden' and thinking about how to bring descriptive writing alive.
Reading regularly also helps you to improve your writing. Visit your local library to find inspiration or explore: http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ to find information about books you might like.
This term in Science we will be learning about plants. We will investigate what happens when plants have limited resources to survive as well as learning about water transportation and pollination.
In Maths we are doing lots of work on written arithmetic- adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Check the Maths page on the website to see our school's calculation policy.
It's also really important to keep practising times tables. Remember children in Year 3 must know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x tables. We are learning the 3x, 4x and 8x tables. Continue to log in to Times Table Rock Stars for practice. Also, try drawing pictures to represent times tables facts or sing songs! If you know these tables already make sure you know division facts for them as well.
We will also be working on fractions- there are some new games below to practise ordering fractions, comparing equivalent fractions and finding fractions of amounts. (Your times tables knowledge can be a great help when working with fractions!)
You can always be practising at home to tell the time to the nearest minute. You also need to be able to understand time using the 24 hour clock and recognise Roman Numerals from 1- 12.
You can find lots of games to practise your Maths knowledge and understanding on: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/