Happy New Year!
Welcome back, I hope you’ve had a relaxing fun-filled break and that you’re raring to go for the new term!
One of the keys to success in Year 3 is to practise reading, spelling and tables at home to support all of your in-school challenges. These three things will make you even smarter!
In literacy we will be sharing James and the Giant Peach – another great Roald Dahl favourite! We will also explore the clever picture books of Anthony Browne and write our very own adventure stories in his style! World Book Day will feature storytelling as well as dressing up – watch this space to find out which costume you will need!
Maths will still be focused on our 3, 4, 8 and 9 x tables (in addition to your 2s, 5s, and 10s which should be perfect!) We will be moving into time and fraction work – both of which can be practised a lot at home as well as consolidating our written methods for all four operations (+, -, / and x). You will learn about analogue times as well as digital so get practising practise both.
Our topic this term is Construction. We will be studying a range of constructions and linking it to facts and life in Ancient Egypt. This work will be supported by an exciting trip to the British Museum.
In Science, our topic is Magnets. There will be opportunities for plenty of experiments and scientific observations.
In PE we will be returning to our swimming at Cheam Leisure Centre as well as developing our hockey skills.