Welcome back, I hope you’ve had a relaxing fun-filled break and that you’re raring to go for the new term! A huge thank you for all generous and thoughtful gifts. We really do appreciate them.
One of the keys to success in Year 3 is to practise reading, spelling and the times tables at home to support all of your in-school challenges. Making sure you complete three tasks every week; it will make you even smarter!
Our topic this term is Construction and we will be linking this to Ancient Egyptian architecture. This work will be supported by an exciting trip to the British Museum where we will see real Mummies! We will design and make our own picture frames and learn how to draw Egyptian figures.
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!
Maths will still be focused on our 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9 x tables (in addition to your 2s, 5s, and 10s which should be perfect!) and their related division facts. We will be moving onto time and fractions work – both of which can be practised lots at home. You will learn about analogue and digital time. So if you have a watch hidden in a drawer somewhere, now would be a good time to wear it again!
In Science, our topic is Forces and Magnets. There will be opportunities for plenty of experiments and scientific observations. Do you have any magnetic objects around you home?
In computing we will be learning how to create an online survey as well as learn how to blog. Finally, in RE we explore the religion of Hinduism and can also look forward to a Christianity Day on the 31st January.
Please check the Year 3 Newsletter for any important dates.