Welcome to Year 3
Our Summer term begins with a new topic called ‘The Rainforest’ This will give us lots of opportunities to learn about Rainforest throughout the World before focussing on the Amazon Rainforest. We will learn to use atlases to locate rainforests, learn about the different layers, the animals and people that live there as well as the important environmental theme of how we can help to protect the Rainforest.
To link with this in English we will be focussing on stories set in the Rainforest including ‘The Rainforest Grew All Around’ and the ‘Kapok Tree’ which will lead into lots of different forms of writing. Our first science unit will also allow us to learn about plants and how seeds grow in different environments. In our computing lessons the children will be using a simple data branching database based upon animals and insects.
Reading continues to be an important focus throughout school. We encourage the children to read at least three times a week; this can be their reading book, a book at home, or a book from Oxford Owl. Reading books are now changed on Mondays and Fridays to allow for the Quarantining of books for 72 hours. Reading records are no longer sent home so please message through Class dojo when your child has read.
This term there is big focus on the children having a quick recall of the following Times tables 10x, 2x, 5x, 3x, 4x and 8x tables. Children are encouraged to play for 10 minutes daily at home, if your child plays in the garage area and a few times on the studio games they will gain a Rock star status. Certificates are given in Assembly for this.
Year 3 have their PE lesson on Wednesday which is taught by a PE specialist. The second lesson takes place on Friday. Due to current Covid restrictions children should come to school dressed for PE.This should be their PE kit and extra layers such as jogging pants, a sweatshirt and outdoor footwear.
Each week the children have a Computing lesson using computers in the ICT suite, chrome books or iPads. There are also opportunities to use chrome books within lessons to support research, play TT Rock stars and access the online reading books.
Routines in Year 3 (Summer 2021)
Monday - Wednesday lunchtime Tuesday - children are taught in two classrooms
Wednesday – PE lesson
Wednesday - New homework is set for children to hand in by Tuesday. Please upload to your child’s portfolio.
Feel free to ask if you have any questions or queries about ways to support your child. Miss B. Noon and Mrs J. Moore (Teachers)