I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are ready for some fun learning in Year 3! I am extremely excited about the year ahead and I look forward to meeting you all throughout the year. If you do have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to come into school and speak to me.
Happy Birthday to Steven and Billy
This term in English...
We have begun our English topic this term by looking at Folktales. We have discussed what a folktale is and how this differentiates this from other kinds of tales.
The main folktale we have focused on has been the Lancashire Giant. This has allowed us to explore a folktale which has been based in our own locality and then plan and write one of our own.
Moving on from this, we will look at Biographies. Keeping with our topic this term, they will be based on biographies of local sports men and women or other famous people to that have come from Pendle.
Our grammar focus this term are inverted commas and preposition words for place.
This term in Maths...
We have begun the year by focusing on place value. Making sure that we can confidently order and partition 3 digit numbers.
We have then applied continued this learning to mental methods for addition and subtractions. Following this we will apply this knowledge in contextual learning allowing us to use these mental methods when learning about money, measurements and statistics.
Our cross-curricular link this term will be with our Geography topic as we will begin to describe positions on maps and label with letters and numbers. We will also think about measurements and the time taken by particular events or tasks.
The timetable focus for this term are our
3 timetables, please practise these as often as possible at home.
Children are encouraged to complete their homework at home with parents and careers, however if this is not possible we do hold homework club on a Thursday dinner time for all children.
Throughout the year please can you ensure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times as PE can change due to weather conditions. Can all items of the PE kits be clearly labelled with your child's name to avoid confusion and lost property.
Year 3 will be going swimming as part of their PE curriculum this term. Girls will need a full swimming costume (not a bikini) and a hat. The boys will need fitted swimming trunks (not swim shorts). All the children will need to bring a towel . Arm bands will be provided for non swimmers at the pool.
This term in History and Geography...
There's no place like home!
This unit enables the children to investigate their local area using maps, aerial photos and satellite imagery; learn where they are in the world and describe a range of physical and human features of their locality and make some links between and across history looking at the differences between clothes, buildings and transport. Therefore this term I would like to explore our community, expect to see us out and about in our locality!
(Pictures coming soon!)
This term in Science...
We will focus our learning on light and shadows This will include investigating different light sources, the importance of light to us and how light creates shadows. We will also learn about reflection and refraction, making sure that we practically investigate how mirrors reflect light.