It has been great to welcome your children into Year 3. We have has an amazing start to the year and we are really pleased with the children’s enthusiasm towards their new topic – India.
This term the children have enjoyed learning about different Indian stories. They have worked hard on writing setting and character descriptions about the stories. Following on from this, the children will be finding out about 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 have already completed work around place value and are developing their mental maths skills. Next, we will be learning about money and the value of different coins. We will also be learning how to measure using standard and non-standard units. Lastly, the children will learn about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.
The children have been fully engaged 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 practiced 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 Friday. 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.
We will not be sending out homework this term, but your child will have spellings to learn on a weekly basis.
We have started giving out reading books. These will be given out on a Monday and collected in on a Friday. 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.
If a class needs to isolate for a period of time, we will ensure that all children have access to online learning. All work will be
available on the school website under 'Home Learning'. We are aware that some children may have to isolate at home for a short period of time. We will provide online learning content relevant to child’s ability and the school curriculum. You will find this on:
If you do not have logins for these platforms please contact us on:
Thank you for your continued support.
The Year 3 Team
Miss Kelly, Mrs Hackney, Mrs Pennock and Mrs Piper