Excalibur Primary School > Year Groups > Year three

 

Welcome to Year 3
 
Spring Term 2014

 

  

 

 
Our topic for this term will be Rainforests.
 

Topics of work

Our Geography topic of ‘Rainforests’ will be taught through Geography lessons as well as being linked through all areas of the curriculum e.g. Rainforest focus in Art, Soils in Science, Rain dances and songs and Adventure stories Literacy texts.
 
Click on the pictures to find out more.....
 
 
 
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF WHAT ELSE WE WILL BE DOING THIS TERM...
 
 
  • Literacy lessons this term we will be focusing upon, ‘Adventure and Mystery’ and ‘Authors and letters’ in Narrative sessions, Information Texts in Non- Fiction sessions and Language Play in Poetry.
  • In our Science lessons our focus will be upon Rocks and Soils in the first part of the term and Helping Plants Grow Well in the second. 
  • During ICT sessions children will be using ICT to create, organise and record sounds in the cross curricular unit Manipulating Sounds.  Our Music unit is Dragon Scales, during which we will be working on developing children's ability to recognise, and use, pentatonic scales and create short melodies and accompaniments.
  • Art we will be using our topic ‘Rainforests’ as a focus for our work.
  • DT we will be creating a photo frame.
  • R.E. we will be focusing upon Christianity and the different celebrations in the Christian calendar and will be looking at how modern day disciples live.
  • P.E. as you know we'll be brushing up our swimming skills in the first half term.  ASM Sports will be continuing to teach one lesson a week based upon gymnastic skills.  
  • S.E.A.L during P.S.H.C.E lessons covering ‘Going for Goals’ and ‘Good to be me’.
 
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...

  

 

Rocks and Soils 

  

 

  

Here are some useful websites to help you with Numeracy:
 
 
 
                                                         
 

 

 
Author Focus
Click on Dick King-Smith 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.
  • SWIMMING KITS WILL NEED TO BE IN SCHOOL EVERY TUESDAY THIS HALF TERM.
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 Homework

 

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.

 

 
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