Courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canterbury_Cathedral
Well here we are in the final term of Year 3! We have an amazing term ahead of us beginning with our school trip to Canterbury Cathedral but we also have Sports Day, Sponsored Walk, Creative Arts week and French week to look forward to.
Our topic this term is Light and Canterbury Cathedral and this will form the basis of our work in Science, Art and Literacy.
Children will learn how we see, how light travels and investigate how shadows are formed.
Visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/light_shadows.shtml to learn more
To begin with, children will be learning all about Knights, in preparation for creating an information leaflet. They will then go on to solve the mystery of the Knight's swords in Canterbury Cathedral. Your child can learn more about Knights by visiting Usborne Learning or DK Learning - please see links below.
They can also learn more about Canterbury Cathedral by visiting the website: https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org
Children will also read a poem called "The Man from Space" illustrated by Gale Whitman and a magical tale by Grahame Baker Smith called
"Leon and the place between" - both are fantastic reads and will help the children to create more wonderful writing.
We will be focussing our attention on Time, Using measures and Data handling (reading bar charts, pie charts and pictograms). In addition we will continue to practise our times tables and methods of + - x and ÷.
Please visit Education City to help you.
We will be practising for Sports Day so children will need their PE kit every Monday.
We will be continuing work from last term on Why and how different people pray. Children have already had the opportunity to learn about how Christians, Hindus and Muslims pray. This term they will be carrying out a survey to find out what people in school think as well as considering their own thoughts. They will then use what they have learnt to create a piece of artwork for the Spirited Arts competition run by NATREhttps://www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/projects/spirited-arts/spirited-arts-2018/
Bonjour Year 3 and welcome back to Term 5
We hope you had a fun-filled Easter 🐣 and are ready for another term of learning, exploring and fun.
Our topic is “Waves” and this will form the basis of our work in Art, Science and Literacy.
We will be studying the work of Katsushika Hokusai, a Japanese artist and print maker, and in particular his famous piece The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
picture courtesy of Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai
We will be learning about sound in order to discover how we hear, how sound travels over distance and through a range of materials and how pitch can be varied.
You can find our more here:https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/sound/
We will be trialling a new method called Talk for Writing to help children improve their reading and writing skills. Pupils will read The Nightmare Man by Pie Corbett, a tale about facing your fears and Dolphin Boy, a charming take by Michael Morpurgo.
Please continue to encourage your child to practise their times tables, rapid recall of number facts and to practise mathematical vocabulary.
Please log on to Education City https://ec1.educationcity.com/ to practise maths skills.
Children will need their PE kits (shorts or jogging pants, t-short and trainers) every Monday for Games, Thursday for golf and every Friday for football sessions with Andy.
Bonjour tout le monde - can you believe that we are half-way through the year!!
We still have lots more exciting learning to do. Last half term we had so much fun learning all about the Romans, Boudicca and investigating plants - pictures on the way soon!
Our link learning will focus on the Amazon rainforest - here are some fun facts to get you interested:
In literacy, we will be reading The Shaman's Apprentice to help us learn more about life in the rainforest and the importance of the plants and tribes of the rainforest.
We will also be reading the delightful Tear Thief by Carol Ann Duffy.
In science, we will be learning all about skeletons, muscles and nutrition; we will even be designing and making a healthy rainforest fruit salad!
More importantly children will be investigating a very important scientific question:
Who has the strongest muscles?
There are lots of fun interactive sites for you to visit including:
We will even learn a song all about the bones in our body.
Can you Name those bones?
Games will be on a Monday - please ensure your child has a full PE kit suitable for outdoors)
Recorder lessons contiune every Monday
We would like all children to use Bug Club and Matific to help support reading and maths.
Bonjour Year 3
Please remember to learn your lines because our Xmas performances are just around the corner!
Well we have such a busy and fun term ahead of us and the staff in Year 3 are so excited! There is just so much to look forward to.
Before we do...
On Monday 20th November we visited Kent Life to learn more about Stone Age Britain. It was a fantastic day - pictures to follow soon!
A big Thank You to everyone who helped us on the day
On Thursday 14th December, we will take part in a Christmas labyrinth in the school hall - this is an exciting new way for children to engage with and learn all about the Christmas story.
Further dates will be provided by the school office.
In English this term we will be focussing on two non-fiction texts: Secrets of Stonehenge and Celts. We will also be reading different types of poetry (Haikus and Kennings) as well as a delightful poem called ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright.
In numeracy, we will continue work on times tables and division facts - so please keep practising them. If you would like games to support your learning then see below on the Home Support link or try http://coolsciencelab.com/math_magician.html.
In our calculation work, some children will be introduced to the column addition method whilst some children will continue to consolidate addition using number lines.
In our Link learning, children will be asking and answering important historical questions about Stonehenge, the Iron Age and Maiden Castle. You could do some of your own research using these websites:
Children will continue to develop their knowledge of the British Isles by learning about the counties around Kent.
If you would like access to more map games try https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/games
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Year 3 team.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Thakur, Mrs Hutton Miss Hyams and Mrs Northwood
Welcome to Year 3
We hope you had an amazing summer.
Year 3 will be a fantastic, fun filled learning adventure and we are really looking forward to teaching you.
Our topic this term is Stones and Bones
In Literacy we have three fantastic books to help us learn more about the Stone Age.
You can also learn more by visiting the following websites – it’s fascinating to learn just how pre-historic people looked and lived!
In numeracy we will be learning about numbers: place value; reading and writing; ordering and comparing and using the symbols < > =. We will also be revisiting and consolidating calculation methods learnt in Year 2.
From Year 3, children take part in weekly Times Tables challenges. They will be asked to complete multiplication and division facts for 2s, 5s and 10 times tables in a timed session. We will begin with 10 times tables – so please practise them regularly at home.
Additional Maths activities - Study Ladderhttps://www.studyladder.co.uk/myschool/29688/myclass/938712
In science, children will be investigating rocks and soils. They will learn about how rocks are formed and about the three different types of rocks: metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary. visit this page to learn more about Rocks http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/rocks_soils.shtml
Recorder lessons begin every Monday (instruments will be provided).
Please make sure your child has a full PE Kit in school
(days to be confirmed).
Homework will be sent home in the form of a homework book containing a different grid each term.
This has activities from across the curriculum for children to complete in whichever order they choose.
In addition children need to be learning their spellings (given out and tested on a weekly basis) and their times tables.
Homework books are due in each Monday and will be returned to the children on Tuesday.
The children will be receiving home reading journals for them to record their reading at home each week. The target is to read 5 times each week. We will monitor who is reading regularly and give out small prizes for those children who do this.
Please send your child to school with a named water bottle as it is very important for them to stay hydrated.
Nut Allergy – Please remember we are a nut free year group and children should not bring in any snacks or foods containing nuts or sesame seeds - Thank YOU
If you have any questions or issues to discuss you can put a note in your child's contact/reading book or catch us at the door in the morning or afternoon.
Mrs Thakur, Mrs Hutton, Miss Hyams and Mrs Northwood