Welcome to Year 3
YEAR 3 PROJECTS
Our current project is What was life like for the first humans? During this project we will be looking the lives of people during the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age. 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.
During the first half term, we will also be taking part in an exciting project called Fresh. Within this we will find out all about keeping healthy. We will be teaching our science and some of our PE through the Fresh Project.
In our English lessons, we will be looking at the book "Stone Age Boy" and composing our own writing based on the story.
Science: Keeping Healthy
ICT: Branching databases and eSafety including looking at creating safe passwords
Geography: The location of early settlements and why people settled where they did
Art/D&T: We will be looking at cave paintings as well as creating our own pottery pieces
RE: The importance of prayer in different religions
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.
Our English Genres: