Welcome to Year 3
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YEAR 3 PROJECTS
Autumn 1: Dinosaurs
Autumn 2: The Stone Age
Spring 1: How it Works?
In this project we research a famous and significant scientist from history, Albert Einstein and explore all his amazing discoveries. We find out about forces, including gravity, friction and magnetism. In English we will learn how to write a biography and explanation texts, as these are important when we want to find out how things work. We will have a visit from a scientist to show us some exciting experiments.
Spring 2: What a disaster!
In this project we focus on both Geography and Science objectives, learning all about volcanoes and earthquakes and how they impact on the lives of people living in these areas. We also explore how some plants survive in these areas, and discover the requirements for life. In Art, we will learn about great artists, designers and architects. In English, we will understand how to take part in a discussion for and against, write descriptions as well as learn how to write a persuasive piece.
Summer 1: World War 2
Summer 2: Healthy Humans
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.
Monday: Circuit Training
Thursday: Circuit Training
Every child will receive a Maths homework book, a spelling book and 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 homework.
- Spelling lists are given out weekly and will be tested. Maths facts will be given fortnightly and also tested.
The class teacher will inform your child when the test will take place each week.
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.
- Encourage your child to practice times tables at homes, they should use Times Tables Rockstars.
- 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.