Year 3

Mrs Brennan

Autumn term 1 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope that you all had a happy and relaxing summer break! Here are the details of the topics we will be learning about in year 3 this term. Our topics will be:

We are explorers

Ancient Greece

Literacy: We will be using the book ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ and various ancient Greek myths as stimuli for writing. We will be studying and writing different text types, including adventure stories, letters and diary entries.

Numeracy:  This half term we will be looking at place value, mental calculation and the formal written methods of addition and subtraction.  We will then be moving onto multiplication and division using manipulatives and jottings. We will write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables, including two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers.

Science: Our topics will be ‘Forces and Motion’ followed by ‘Lights and Shadows’. Throughout these units the children will learn about different forces, classifying objects based on their magnetism and studying how shadows are formed.

French: The children will be learning simple greetings including how to introduce themselves and say how they are, as part of the ‘Getting To Know You’ topic.

Spellings will be tested on Tuesdays. The new spelling rule will be handed out on the same day. I will often give the children an activity to take home to help practise.

Homework is given out on Fridays. Homework should be handed in by the following Wednesday. This year there will be a big focus on spellings, times tables and reading at home.

What you can do to help:

  • Encourage your children to do their homework and hand it on Wednesday.
  • Ensure PE kits are in school at all times – our PE days are Monday and Thursday (swimming).
  • Please ensure that all school uniform, including PE kits are clearly labelled in permanent marker.
  • Read with your child or encourage them to read 3-4 times a week and help them develop a love of books.
  • Assist your children with practising their spellings.

If you would like to know more about what we are doing, or have any questions about your child’s work, I am more than happy to have a chat after school. If you are able to support our topic in any way please let me know.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Brennan