Welcome to Year 3! It has been a joy seeing all the children back in school – they have all settled back into school routines really well.
There are so many exciting topics lined up for us to study this term! In History, we’ll be learning about prehistoric Britain in our Stone Age topic. We’ll be studying volcanoes, mountains and earthquakes in Geography. In Science, we’ll learn about muscles and skeletons in the first half of term followed by rocks in the second half of term. Our books in English will link with these topics - your child may have mentioned that we have already been enjoying some learning based on the beautiful book Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers as our first text this term. We’ll be starting our maths learning with a look at place value in addition to regular times tables practise. Now that the children are in key stage 2, they will begin weekly French lessons. Knowledge organisers (which show some of the content to be covered) and a curriculum map can be found below which give further details.
PE: PE will be on Thursdays again this year and the children will need to come into school dressed in their PE kit.
Homework: Spellings will be set on a Monday on Seesaw (to be learnt for the following Monday). Times Tables Rockstars needs to be completed at least 3 times per week for 10 minutes.
Please continue to hear your child read for 15 minutes a day and make a brief record of this in their reading diary. Reading diaries will be checked and signed once a week at school.
Occasionally, other pieces of homework may be sent home to consolidate learning which has been done at school. This will also be set on Seesaw.
Reading Books: It is recommended that children read shorter books at least three times: the first time to decode the words, the second time to increase fluency and the third to begin to use expression and for deeper understanding. Books will be quarantined for three days when handed in so we may not be able to change books every day. However, it is really important that children read regularly at home and so two or three books may sometimes be issued at once for your child to read.
Library days: In order to minimise risk from other bubbles, the library is closed for three days after each bubble has visited. We will be visiting the library fortnightly starting on Friday 8th September.