Welcome to Year 3
Autumn Term 2013
Our topic for this term will be The Romans.
Topics of work
Our history topic of ‘The Romans’ will also include ‘Settlers and Anglo Saxons’ and will be taught through History lessons as well as being linked through all areas of the curriculum e.g. Mosaics in Art and Science, Food in Science, Roman dances and songs, Roman Numerals in Numeracy and Literacy texts.
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We will be following the National Strategies for Numeracy and Literacy lessons. During our Literacy lessons this term we will be focusing upon, ‘Stories with Familiar Settings’ and ‘Dialogue and Plays’ in Narrative sessions, Non-Chronological Reports in Non- Fiction sessions and Shape Poems and Calligrams in Poetry. Our author focus for the term will be Francesca Simon - the author of 'Horrid Henry'. Your child is very welcome to bring in books that they have read and recommend just please ensure they have a name in - thank you.
In our Science lessons our focus will be upon Teeth and Eating in the first part of the term and Characteristics of Materials in the second. During ICT sessions children will be introduced to databases and will be taught how to combine texts and graphics. In R.E. we will be focusing upon Christianity, particularly the Bible, teaching and sources. In Art we will be investigating pattern. In P.E. our focus is on dance and invasion games. We will continue to follow S.E.A.L during P.S.H.C.E lessons covering, ‘New Beginnings’, ‘Say No to Bullying’ and ‘Getting and Falling Out’ this term.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALWAYS ASK YOUR PARENTS IF IT IS OK FOR YOU TO USE THE INTERNET AND THAT THEY ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU WHEN YOU USE IT. REMEMBER TO STAY SAFE!!
Click on the links below to find out more about our science focus...
Teeth & Eating
Here are some useful websites to help you with Numeracy:
Click on Francesca Simon to find out more......
A few things for you to remember are noted below...
- Please remember to bring a water bottle to school every day.
PE kits are to be brought into school on a Monday and kept in the lockers for the week. PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays but kits may be needed at other times such as after school clubs.
Children will have one structured guided reading session a week, books will be changed accordingly and a planned homework activity based upon the focus text will be given on a weekly basis; to be completed by their next session. We expect pupils in Year 3 to be reading on a daily basis and noting this in their journals.
On Fridays your child will be issued a Maths Homework Task on MyMaths. It will contain games and activities that are linked with an aspect of the Numeracy lessons taught during the week. We ask that children also learn the times table of the week; these will be tested on a weekly basis.
On Wednesdays your child will take home a Spelling Homework book. It will contain a list of spellings that your child will be expected to learn and will be tested upon the following Monday.
If you want to help your child at home - take a look at the purple mash link or MyMaths, which you will find under 'Learning Links' on the right of the home page towards the bottom. Please note that you will need to be logged on with your child's password to use this. Come and see me if you have any problems with anything.