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Year 3

 Welcome to Year 3!

Throughout the year, we are trying to become more like our Captains – Captain Reciprocity, Captain Reflective, Captain Resilience and Captain Resourceful. This half term we are trying to be more awesome like Captain Reflective. We are going to concentrate on learning from our experiences, understanding what we are trying to achieve and thinking about the best ways we learn and talking about it.

Our topic this half term will have a focus on a whole school reading project called ‘Hoodwinked’.

Important Notices:

  • Please make sure that reading books and diaries are in school every day.
  • We will be doing PE on a Wednesday – please make sure PE kit is in school EVERY DAY
  • As the weather will be getting warmer, it’s important that children have a water bottle they can have in the classroom.

Important Dates:

  • Wollaton Overnight Camp – Wednesday 13th June 2018
  • Parents maths workshop – Thursday 14th June 2018 – 9AM and 3.30PM
  • Relationship and Sex Education parents workshop – 2nd and 4th July 2018
  • Gulliver’s Kingdom – Thursday 5th July 2018.

English:

Our writing this half term will be based on a whole school project, called ‘Hoodwinked’. We will look at different texts and then using the ideas from these books, to create our own settings, descriptions, instructions, biographies and letters. We will use the writing toolkits to help us with our writing, making sure we include all the appropriate grammar features in our writing. This half term, we will make sure we aim high with the vocabulary we use, using dictionaries and thesaurus’ to help us do this.

To help your child at home:

  • Read with them at least 3 times a week.
  • You could ask your child about the features of our writing tool kits for the different pieces of writing we do.
  • Help them learn their spellings which are sent home on a weekly basis.

Maths:

In Mathematics, we will all be doing different challenges based around fractions, angles and shapes. We will then be applying what we have learnt by solving word problems and using reasoning to help us explain our answers. We will also be learning about statistics by collecting data and presenting it in a range of different ways. We will also continue to be completing the times tables Super Heroes tests, which one will your child complete next?

To help your child at home:

  • Encourage them to practice their times tables – we focus on 3s, 4s and 8s in Year 3.
  • Practice telling the time using different clocks

Science:

In Science, we will be consolidating our learning from this year and relooking at topics we have already covered, carrying out different types of scientific enquiry. These areas will include:

  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Rock and soils
  • Light
  • Forces

To help your child at home:

  • Encourage them to do some research on one of the science topics using books, computers, and tablet or relevant TV programmes.
  • Encourage them to ask relevant scientific questions and think about how they could investigate the answers.

Topic:

Lots of our learning during the final term will be linked to the whole school reading project ‘Hoodwinked’. Year 3’s area to focus on is “Brilliant Books with Boots”. In history, we will be learning about Florence Boots who helped develop Boots into the business we know today. We will be learning about how medicine has changed throughout time and looking at how she introduced ‘Boots Booklovers Libraries’. The children will be creating a piece of art based on the book we are looking at as a whole school project. In PE, the children will continue to develop their skills in a range of sports, and in computing, the children will be learning all about coding, eventually writing their own codes. We will also be covering internet safety and Relationship and Sex Education.