We hope that you and your children had a very enjoyable Easter break, and made the most of the sunshine that we had. We would like to welcome everyone back to the start of the summer term in Year 3.
In English children will be applying all of the punctuation that they have learned into their writing. Children will also be encouraged to edit and improve their writing in a variety of ways. We will be asking the children to apply their skills through poetry, play scripts and story writing including looking at legends. As always, spelling will play an important part in our writing. In Maths, the children will be starting the term by consolidating their knowledge and understanding of 2D and 3D shapes and exploring lines and angles. They will look at directions and descriptions of turns. We will also continue our learning on measurement, focusing particularly on length, capacity and mass. Children will then end the term learning about statistics, using bar charts, pictograms and tables. Times tables will be frequently practised to sharpen quick recall of the 3, 4 and 8 times table, and beginning to look at the 6 and 9 times tables.
In Science, we will be studying light and will be building on our prior learning about plants. In History we will be learning about the Romans in Britain and then we will move to our Geography learning where we will be exploring reasons for migration. During Art we will be developing our skills based around perspective and in DT we will be exploring pneumatics to make a moving device.
For more details about our learning this term, please click on the summer term curriculum overview.
Our PE sessions are: Monday and Friday
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. Should you wish, PE kit can be purchased from the school office. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
This term we will continue to send home a project as well as alternating Maths and English homework. Spellings will continue to be given out and tested each week. Children are still expected to complete their reading journal activities that can be found inside the front cover of their journal book. Children should complete at least one journal per week.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
Mrs J Dudley
Class 3 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Jaguar Land Rover. They were treated to a tour of the factory where they learned how man and machine work together to build the engines. The children had to use their scientific knowledge to test the friction of different surfaces. In the afternoon, the children were put to the test in the Engenious Challenge! The challenge involved building a model of a four cylinder internal combustion engine with moving pistons and crankshaft. Class 3 worked really well in their teams and made us very proud.
Celebrating World Book Day!
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.