This half term we will begin our new topic Springing into Summer. We will learn all about observational artists and their artwork. We will have a go at recreating pictures in the style of Van Gogh using different mediums. We will also look at seasonal fruit to the UK and other countries and how we preserve fruit to keep it fresh for longer.
This half term we will continue our learning about plants. Through experiments and investigations we will explore what a plant needs to grow and understand how to create a fair test. We will also look at seed dispersal and how new plants are formed.
This half term we will be refining our skills in the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Please keep practising your times tables at home. We will also look at how we can use different equipment to measure capacity, weight and length.
We will send spellings home every two weeks for children to learn and apply in their work. Children should be encouraged to use these words in sentences.
PE continues to take place on Monday morning each week and this half term will focus on outdoor activities such as rounders and athletics. Kit required consists of a plain white or blue t shirt, navy blue or black shorts and trainers. PE sessions will take place outdoors. Please ensure that all children have their kit in school each week.
This half term we will be looking at narrative writing with a focus on Roald Dahl’s Goldilocks. This will link to our performance at the end of June (see upcoming letter for more information). Children will be focusing on character’s viewpoints when retelling their own version of the story and use of adverbs of manner and time such as quickly, carefully and suddenly to add more detail to their writing.
We are all looking forward to this half term in Year 3!
Well done to Kingfisher class who achieved 97.6% attendance. They had the highest attendance in Key Stage 2 and were rewarded with a pizza party.
Year 3 have been learning about coal mining during their topic. We have enjoyed many great activities such as visiting the Coal Mining Museum, learning about what life was like in a mining village, the different jobs that people had in the mines and what it was like being a miner in the tunnels.