Welcome to Year 3
YEAR 3 PROJECTS
Our current project is Why is the Earth so Angry?/ What are the destroyers of the Earth? During this project we will be looking at natural disasters, why they happen and the impact on the people around them. We have thought of a lot of questions that we are hoping to answer in a number of different ways during this project. Your child could go to the library or research them at home and bring their findings into school to share with the class.
Science: Rock formation and fossils
ICT: using Espresso Coding to programme and using 2animate to make our own animation of a volcano.
Geography: Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Art/D&T we are going to be designing and making our own 'volcanoes' using modrock. We are then going to make them erupt as part of our science investigative work.
RE: We are looking at what it is like to be a Christian in modern Britain.
The children in Year Three will do PE on Monday and Tuesday. One session will be indoors and one session will be outside.
It is essential that your child has a sensible, clean P.E kit to wear including trainers for outdoor games. As we are now approaching the colder Winter season please could you ensure that your child has leggings or tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE.
Please clearly label all items with your child's name.
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.
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.