We hope that you and your children had a very enjoyable Christmas break, and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of a new term.
The Spring term is full of new learning opportunities for the children in Year 3. In English children will be learning to use a range of punctuation in their writing, including inverted commas and apostrophes. Children will also be encouraged to edit and improve their writing by using a range of appropriate vocabulary including conjunctions, adverbs and a variety of sentence openers. We will be asking the children to apply their skills through poetry, stories and play scripts. As always, spelling will play an important part in our writing.
In Maths, the children will be starting the term consolidating their knowledge and understanding of multiplication and division. To secure this understanding and ensure children can recall their number facts they will take part in a weekly times table challenge. We will also continue our learning on measurement, focusing particularly on time. Children will then end the term tackling fractions.
In Science, we will be studying rocks and soils, and then magnets. In Geography we will be learning their local area and Europe and in Art we will be making a model of the Alps. After half term we will study Celtic Britain in history and in DT we will be designing and making objects from the Celts.
For more details about our learning this term, click on the Spring Term Overview.
Our PE sessions are: Monday and Thursday.
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. As it may be cooler for outdoors PE, please send jogging bottoms for your child to wear. Should you wish, PE kit can be purchased from the school office. In the interests of safety, no jewellery, including earrings, should be worn on PE days.
Children in Year 3 receive regular homework. Spellings will be given out on Friday and tested on the following Friday. Children are still expected to complete their reading journal. Children should complete at least one journal per week. Maths and English homework is sent home on alternate weeks on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. An additional project will also be given out for children to complete across the half term.
In an effort to provide you with as much information as possible, we have included a copy of your child’s timetable. This gives a brief outline of your child’s day but it should be viewed as a guide only, as it is often necessary to change lessons as circumstances within school dictate. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
Class 3 enjoyed identifying fossils in Science.
Class 3 produced some excellent pieces of work on remembrance day. They enjoyed writing their own poems and making their own poppy wreaths and biscuits.
Photos from 2017/2018
To bring an end to our Roman History topic this term, class 3 were lucky enough to visit Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery where they thoroughly enjoyed hands on experience with real Roman artefacts and become real life Romans. This included a number of activities such as dressing up as the Roman's did, marching as Roman soldiers and discovering many different remains that have been found in Britain to come to their own conclusion about how they lived their lives. Thank you Class 3 for a wonderful day of joy and representing our school so beautifully!
Year 3 gave an excellent performance to the whole school and a full house of family, that included playing of the ukulele and some fabulous singing!
After 7 weeks of learning to play the Cornet and Baritone, class 3 enjoyed their music concert to mark the end of their lessons. They have thoroughly enjoyed learning to play these brass instruments and look forward to begin playing the Djembe drum next term. Thanks to all parents who joined us for this musical morning.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
To celebrate Chinese New Year, Class 3 spent the afternoon creating Chinese drums with paper plates, lolly sticks, string and beads before decorating them with Chinese symbols. They worked together to thread the beads which was particularly hard but made some fantastic piece of art and music.