Welcome to Year 3!

Before half term, the children started their topic Fuel for Thought. The children have learned a lot about renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Once the children have completed their challenge linked to this topic, we will be learning about Fairgrounds.

Literacy

In literacy, the children will be writing a balanced argument. Their argument will be looking at the pros and cons of building and using a solar farm. They will also be writing a letter proposing to the community about building a hydro dam in their village. In their next topic, the children will be looking at the wordless book ‘The Midnight Fair’. The children will have the opportunity to use their imagination to create a story linked to the pictures from the book.

ICT

The children will continue to work on E-safety to understand the dangers of the online world. In addition, they will use ipads to research about fairgrounds and fairground art.

Maths

In maths, the children will be continuing their learning on fractions. They will continue to look at fractions of amounts and will move onto addition and subtraction with fractions. The children will learn about measures. They will be looking at length, weight and capacity. The children will be involved in practical sessions using equipment so they can measure the items they have in their classroom. Linked to their fairground’s topic, the children will also be looking at measuring perimeter.

Topic Work - Mining

Over the coming weeks, the children will be completing their final challenge where they will be part of an energy company who want to build a new energy farm. They will need to pitch their idea and persuade people to buy into their energy company.

Topic Work- Fairgrounds

To start our fairgrounds topic, the children will have the chance to play a range of fairground games. They will look at how to play the games and what the rules are. They will then use this in their final challenge when designing their own fairground game. The children will also look at the artist ‘Fred Fowles’ and design their own fairground artwork based on his art.

PE

PE is on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct kit – black or navy joggers/tracksuit bottoms, black or navy shorts, a white or pale blue plain round neck t-shirt, a navy or black tracksuit top (without a hood), school jumper or fleece and trainers. If the weather allows it, the children will be outside for PE sessions.

Homework and Reading Books

Your child will be given homework and spellings on a weekly basis. These will be given out on a Friday. Please make every effort to ensure your child completes their homework and returns it to school the following Friday.

Reading books need to be brought in to school every day. Please ensure your child reads at least 3 times a week at home and sign their reading diary. We are continuing to monitor and reward children with a sticker every Friday when they have read 3 times, which goes towards buying a book from the shop.

Please support your child is to access bug club whenever possible, as this has built in questions that will help your child with comprehension skills.

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