Year 3 Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn term 2018
Welcome to Year 3! I hope you have all had a lovely summer and you are ready to start in KS2. I am really looking forward to teaching you all this year and I am also excited about all of the different topics that we will be learning about in Year 3. We are going to have loads of fun, learn all sorts of new things and have a brilliant year together.
As part of your weekly homework, you will be asked to read with an adult at home at least 3 times each week. You will also need to learn your times tables and spellings as you will be tested weekly. Finally, every Friday you will be given an additional homework task, which will need to be completed and handed back in by Wednesday the following week. It is very important that homework is completed and handed in on time because often, you will need to homework to help you to take part in one of your lessons. Additionally, please make sure that you have your PE kits in school with your name on as PE will be every Thursday afternoon.
During the Autumn term we will be looking at old folk tales and traditional tales such as: Goldilocks and the three bears, Little Red Riding Hood and The Gingerbread Man. We will be doing loads of exciting activities like role play, story mapping, making lollipop puppets and so much more! You will need to learn lots of new vocabulary to help you to understand the story. Can you find the meaning of these words? baker, gingerbread, glisten, curious, stroll, weary, brimming and sly. By the end of the unit you are all going to be experts which means you will be able to write your own story in the style of a traditional tale. I can't wait to read them.
Also, we will be reading biographies about many different people that you might have heard of, such as David Beckham or Roald Dahl. Then, you will need to think of an inspirational person to you and find out as much as you can about them in order to write a biography about them. Have a think about who inspires you. It could be someone in your family, an author, a teacher or a athlete and find out everything you can about them.
In Year 3 you will start to work with very large numbers, 4 and maybe even 5 digit numbers. You will need to understand the value of each digit within a number, describe a number, explain why a number is greater than another number, round numbers and place numbers on a number line. It is also very important that you learn your times tables so we will be playing lots of times table games including Times Table Rock stars and Hit the button! You could even practice at home too.
Our first topic of the year is called, 'There's No Place Like Home.' We will be looking at Blackburn in many different ways, including: through a range of maps, Blackburn's human and physical features, the population, Blackburn's history and we will even go on a walk to corporation park, Blackburn town center and the library. As part of our computing and art, I will show you how to take a photograph, edit it, upload it and print it to be able to make a beautiful collage of the place that you live. If any parents would like to come and have a look at our work at the end of the half term, we will be holding an exhibition all about Blackburn which will include artwork that the children have created and a power point presentation by the children, all about what they have learnt.
Thank you for taking the time to read through my newsletter. I look forward to getting to know you all this year. If you could like a formal meeting with me to discuss any concerns that you may have, please make an appointment at the office or, feel free to catch me in the morning or after school on the yard.
Miss Livesey Miss Begum Miss Ahmed
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