It has been great to welcome the children into Year 3. We have had an amazing start to the year and we are really pleased with the children’s enthusiasm towards their new topic – India.
The children have enjoyed finding out about India for their first piece of writing. They have researched what life is like in India and will be learning about different Indian stories. They will work on writing setting and character descriptions for their stories. Following on from this, the children will be researching different Indian festivals and writing a report to show what they have learnt. They will also be reading and creating their own animal poetry and using the story ‘Chapatti Moon’ as a stimulus to write their own narrative.
In maths, the children will be completing work around place value and will develop their mental maths skills. We will then be moving onto learning formal methods for addition and subtraction. To help with topic challenges, the children will also be looking at shapes, lines and angles.
The children have been really engaged with and are enjoying our topic on India. They have learned about the Indian way of life including how the people live, what they eat and the jobs they do.
In art the children have practised using their sketching skills to sketch a picture of the Taj Mahal. Next, the children will be learning new skills based on Indian art. We will focus on abstract art using materials, fixings and adhesives to create an abstract collage.
As part of RE, the children will be learning about the Hindu Onam festival, which celebrates the harvest. As part of the celebration, they produce wonderful flower displays, called flower Rangoli. To support the science curriculum, the children will then learn about the different parts of plants and investigate how seeds are dispersed and how water is transported around them.
It is very important that children learn the importance of being safe online. They will complete a learning unit on E-safety. In addition, they will be taught how to create a PowerPoint presentation, using their research on Indian life as a starting point. Children will continue to use ipad’s and laptops in the classroom.
PE for Year 3 is on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct kit – black or navy joggers/tracksuit bottoms, 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, we will try to have the children outside for PE sessions.
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 every Friday.
We will be giving out reading books. Reading books need to be brought into school everyday. Please make every effort to 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 which goes towards buying a book from the shop.
Can you also ensure that your child is accessing bug club, whenever possible, as this has built in questions that will help your child with comprehension skills.
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Thank you for your continued support.