Teachers: Mrs Rozhdestvenskaya & Miss Kinch
LSAs: Mrs Coleman, Mr Lane, Mrs Green and Mrs Newbury
Topic - Flow!
Year 3 are carrying on with the topic of 'Flow' and learning about rivers around the world and the key features that make up these rivers. We will be visiting an underground cave, travelling by boat through the tunnels, and looking at the features of the landscape which have been formed by rivers and streams on our class trip to Peak Cavern and Speedwell Cavern on Wednesday, 20th June. The trip will cost £15 - please make sure you check on ParentPay for more details. It's going to be a fabulous experience so don't miss out!
Year 3 will be performing at the Lowry on Wednesday, 27th June. It is going to be a brilliant opportunity to showcase what they have been learning during their music sessions with Mr Hodson and Mr Lane. It will be fantastic! We will be leaving straight from school at 3:00 and the concert starts at 5:15pm. Please get your replies back into school as soon as possible so that we can finalise numbers. Tickets to come and watch are available from The Lowry Box Office directly - www.thelowry.com 0843 208 6000.
In maths, we will be learning about shapes - finding perimeters by measuring and calculating, learning about angles and reading graphs and pictograms. We will be solving lots of different problems around these topics.
Please help by practising your 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x tables. Try to work out the division facts to go with them! It would also be really helpful to work with your child to practise telling the time using analogue and digital clocks.
We will continue to link our English work to the topic of Flow. We will be reading adventure stories and writing our own stories, based on caves and rivers. What will we find hiding in underground? We can't wait to find out!
We will be reading and writing poems based on our topic, looking at rhymes, patterns and structures of different types of poems to base our own versions on.
Through our innovate work, we will be looking at the effects of water pollution and writing formal letters to explain the problems and ask for help to make our environment better.
Our Summer 2 topic is about scientific enquiry and investigations. we will be asking questions about the world around us and designing our own investigations to help us answer them. We will be developing our skills of prediction and fair testing. We will be measuring and observing to help us to answer our questions. We will also be developing our skills of sorting and classifying, building on our learning around rocks and soils.
During this term we will be using the laptops to develop our research skills by using child-friendly websites about rivers and the water cycle. We will be collecting information to use in our documents which will be saved and edited using our own Year 3 Google Docs folder.
We will be learning how to use different features of Word Processing applications, such as text alignment, capitalisation, punctuation, etc. to help us edit, improve and publish our own work.
Both of the Year 3 classes have got PE on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure that you bring have your PE kit in school EVERY DAY!
Your PE kit needs to have: pumps/trainers, black shorts, white t-shirts (T-shirts with the school logo are available!).
Homework is not the traditional form but instead and exciting opportunity for children to take learning into their own hands through interesting activities that will be fun to complete! Each term children will bring home a homework sheet with 6 possible activities for them to choose from. We ask children to complete 3 but Hey! When it’s fun, why not do 6! Please encourage children to be creative with their homework. We can’t wait to see and display the amazing things they will create. Ontop of this we will also be sending weekly maths and spelling packs to support the children's' learning.
Reading at home
Starbooks was a HUGE success last term and our target is to have the WHOLE CLASS attend. Please, Please, Please read with you child 3 times a week and write in their Reading Records so they can attend the spectacular event!
In year 3 we absolutely love reading! Please continue to ensure your children have lots of opportunity to read at home as this will help them with so many aspects of school. All children have a reading record book which should be taken home every night. If your child does not have theirs, then please remind them to get it from our classroom. We see quick and fantastic results from children who read regularly at home. We ask the children to read at least 4 times a week at home. This can be while tea is being made, in the car, at bed time or even in the bath! Even the teachers are getting involved! Reading does not have to be just the school book, please encourage them to read while shopping, read road signs and street names maybe even a newspaper. Don't forget that there is always a lot of reading involved in the homework tasks!
If you have any questions or queries we are always around at the end of the day to have a quick chat or feel free to contact the office to make an appointment!