Year 3

Welcome back! We have had a fantastic start to the year and thoroughly enjoyed starting our Romans topic. It has been lovely to see so many family members join in with the reading morning every Thursday. We will continue to invite parents in each Thursday morning from 8.55 until 9.25 for the remainder of the year.

Topic

Roaming Romans

Year 3 will continue researching the Romans. We will delve further into the Roman era and explore its impact on modern British life. The children will use 3D art to create clay portraits on each other. Their creations will be used to reflect how the Roman army became so successful – as their portraits will focus on the facial expressions used by those in power.

Literacy

This term year 3 & 4 will explore various Roman Myths and Legends! We will explore a variety of mythical Roman stories before planning and writing our own mythical story. These stories will include Romulus and Remus, Aeneas and the underworld, and Orion, Diana and Apollo’s spite.

Maths

Year 3 will be covering:

Mental and written methods for addition and subtraction involving 3-digit numbers.

Multiplying by 3, 4 and 8

Dividing by 3, 4 and 8

They will have regular opportunities to apply these skills through reasoning and real-life problem solving activities.

Science

Year 3 will continue learning about Light and dark. We will be creating our own puppet theatre using light and shadow. Once this has been completed we will move on to looking at rocks and Fossils. By the end of this unit of work year 3 will be able to;

compare and group different kinds of rocks.

describe in simple terms how fossils are formed.

recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

Art and Design Technology

3D sculpture portraits

Sketching different facial expressions

General Reminders

Please remember to send your child with a healthy snack for break time.

Please remember our doors open at 8:55am so we can start our school day punctually at 9:00am.

As always, if you have any problems, concerns or questions please do not hesitate to see one of us before school at 8:55am or after school at 3.30pm.

Class Teachers

Year 3 Teacher
Miss Robinson

Support Teachers
Mrs Holt

Important Dates

Friday November 10th
Key skills

Thursday 7th December
KS2 Christmas play (AM)

Friday 8th December
KS2 Christmas play (PM)

Tuesday 12th December
3&4 Christmas party

Thursday 14th December
Carol service at the church

Friday 15th December
Break up for Christmas

Friday 9th March 2018
Parent open morning

Friday 6th July 2018
Parent open morning

Class Newsletters

Autumn 2 Newsletter

How will we reward good learners/well behaved pupils?

 

Wrist bands
Mentions in assembly
Team points
Whole class reward times
Positive praise

Class Information

P.E. Information

P.E. Days:  are Thursday and Friday.

Weather permitting; P.E lessons may take place outside. Please ensure your child has both their indoor and outdoor P.E kit in school including suitable footwear.

Please ensure all uniform and P.E kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Library Books Information

Library day: Thursday

Reading Books Information

Reading Books changes: Reading books will be need to be handed in Wednesday along with their homework books. Both will be returned on Thursday.

Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day.

Homework Information

Homework:
Will be given out at the start of each half term. Children will need to return these every Wednesday to be marked and books will be returned on Friday.

Spellings:
Children will be given spellings to learn each week. There will be a spelling test each Monday and then new spellings will be given out. Please encourage your child to read the word, cover it up, write the word and then check it.

Headlice

To keep headlice under control, remember… once a week, take a peek!

It is really important to check for lice weekly, even if you do not think your child has them. If you do find headlice, please treat immediately and notify a member of staff so that other parents can be made aware. If your child has long hair, tying it up might reduce their chances of catching them.

For more information, visit this great website: www.onceaweektakeapeek.ie

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