Class 3 have lots to look forward to in our final term.
Here is a brief outline of what is being taught this term and some other useful information.
Our theme in English this term will be Myths and Legends. We will be reading the Ancient Greek Myth ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ and finding our about the Ancient Greek Legend of the Trojan Horse.
Every week we will have spellings, a grammar focus and handwriting practise. We will be looking to give our pen licences to those whose handwriting is consistently neat and joined. Please help your child with this at home.
Children will need to bring their reading book, library book and record into school every day. They should also read for at least ten minutes every evening. Please sign the record.
We will be continuing with our Singapore Maths lessons. Here is an overview for this term: time, picture graphs bar graphs, fractions, angles, lines and shapes, perimeter of figures. Also it is really important children continue to practise their times tables and related division facts regularly at home. There is a reward at the end of every term: ‘ice-cream sundaes’ for successfully learning their times tables.
During this term, children will be celebrating and Easter and Pentecost. They will develop their understanding of what is means to be a Christian.
In Science, children will be learning about: plants.
Children will continue to develop their Geography skills with a focus on Land Use.
Design and Technology
Children will be making sandwich snacks as well as designing and creating our own Greek pottery.
We will be continuing to use Purple Mash for our computing lessons this term. This term we will be learning about databases and graphing.
Art and Design
We love art in Class 3 and we will have plenty of opportunities to paint, make and develop our artistic skills. This term Year 3 will be investigating pattern by producing their own Greek pottery.
Our unit for this term is Our School and Time.
Children will need their PE kits, including black pumps, every Tuesday. We will not be giving out spare kit this year and so failure to have the correct kit, will mean children miss their session. This term children will be:
dancing with a partner
Music is every Friday with Mr Conway from Tameside Music Service. In Class 3, children will continue to learn how to play a brass instrument.
As well as practising their times tables, spellings and reading, children will be given a project to complete each half term.
Please try to make appointments after school or during half term. Also please ensure your child is punctual in the morning, as frequent lateness will be detrimental to their progress. Gates and doors open at 8:45am and close at 8:55am.
If you have any concerns or if your child is having problems with their work please do not hesitate to come and see me or any of the Year 3 team.
Mr F Clark
Year 3 class teacher