Welcome to Year 3
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YEAR 3 PROJECTS
Autumn 1: Dinosaurs
Autumn 2: The Stone Age
Spring 1: How it works!
Spring 2: What a disaster!
Summer 1: World War 2
In this project we research the reasons why the second world war started, significant events within this long war and in particular what it was like for child living in this era. We will find out about evacuation, how people tried to stay safe and how food was rationed. We will be visiting an air raid shelter to experience what the conditions were like for people during this time. In English we will be learning about Anne Frank, writing our own letters as if we were an evacuee by looking at real-life experiences from veterans and their families and writing our own diary entries in the style of Anne Frank. In Science we will find out the different light sources and understand how shadows are formed.
Spring 2: Healthy Humans!
In this project we focus on science objectives, in particular looking at what it is to be a healthy human, our diets and how our bodies need exercise to maintain healthy lifestyles. We will look at how our skeleton works and the nutrition it needs to survive. We are glad to be taking part in a Link4Life programme entitled 'The Fresh Programme' and we are excited to find out new recipes and new ways to keep fit. In English we will be focusing on persuasive writing in the form of posters and factual non-fiction texts.
PE is on a 2 week timetable, so check your child's class below to see when your child needs to bring their P.E. kit. We recommend, however, that your child bring in a P.E. Kit at the start of term and take it home each half term to wash it.
It is essential that your child has a sensible, clean P.E kit to wear including trainers for outdoor games.
Please clearly label all items with your child's name.
Class - Slinky
Monday: Circuit Training
Class - Rex
Thursday: Circuit Training
Every child will receive a Learning Journal. These must be respected and looked after in line with school policy. Please ensure your child has a clean, distraction free environment to complete their Learning Journal.
- Spelling lists are given out weekly and will be tested. Children are expected to access Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed on a daily basis.
Your child will be tested weekly on their spellings and times tables.
There will be three pieces of Learning Journal per half term that your child will be expected to complete.
- Make sure that your child reads every single night. Encourage them to read a variety of different books.
- Record the book title, page numbers and how well they read in their reading records and date it. Your child could receive a reward for reading every day.
- Ask your child questions about the book e.g.
- Can you predict what will happen next?
- Can you describe how the character might be feeling?
- Can you summarise the key points in the story?
- Is this fiction or non-fiction? How do you know?
- Ensure that your child regularly practices their handwriting at home.
- Encourage your child to write his/her own stories for fun.
- Ask your child mental Maths questions as often as possible e.g. when you are sat in the car/ walking to school/ sat together at home. You could ask them additions, subtractions, doubles etc.
- Ask any siblings if they can remember a Maths game that they played in school and encourage them to play together to make Maths fun.