Welcome to Year 3
Teacher: Miss Adler
TAs: Miss Payne and Miss Idowu
Welcome to the Spring Term and Happy New Year!
I hope you’ve all had a lovely break and feel refreshed and ready for the year ahead. I am very excited to introduce Miss Idowu who will be supporting in the class as well as Mrs Payne.
Our set curriculum this term is as follows:
English: This term year 3 will be exploring the Big Question: Where would you like to live? They will read an information book about different countries, identifying similarities and differences between the lives of children around the world. They will then go on explore and compare legends such as ‘The dragon slayer’.
Reading: Children read daily in ‘guided reading sessions’. They also read 1-1 with an adult during the week.
Maths: In Maths we will continue to work through the new ‘Maths Essentials’ by Hertfordshire covering key skills such as multiplication and division.
Science: For science this term, students will be learning about Light. They will have opportunities to do their own experiments to answer enquiry questions about these topics.
Computing: The children will be working with a coding program – espresso coding. They will learn how to create their own simple game by coding.
RE: The students will be looking at the life, times and stories of Jesus.
PE: Students will have Swimming on Wednesday and PE on Friday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit.
Topic/ Art: Our Topic is ‘The Stone Age’ in History for the first half term. We will then look into the big question ‘Where on earth are we?’ in Geography.
Music: In Music all the learning is focused around one song: Three Little Birds. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, elements of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc.), singing and playing instruments are all linked.
MFL: In Spanish, students will be developing their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. They will be revising numbers up to 20 and colours and learning basic conversation.
Homework remains similar to last term. Students will receive their homework and spelling words on a Wednesday. This will be due back completed by the following Monday. They will also be tested on their spelling words on a Monday. Also, please ensure you do read with your child for a short time, every night and remember to sign in the book so that we know the book needs to be changed.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Year 3 Spring Timetable 2020
Year 3 Termly overview
In Year 3 we learn to:
o pronouns and how they are used
o collective nouns
Our phonic scheme is Letters and Sounds
Our reading scheme is Phonics Bug and Bug club from Pearson