Welcome back after the half term. We look forward to the exciting term ahead. We will continue to use the award system in place this year called Brookhouse Monster's University dojo points. Homework has been set for the term and should be returned to school on Wednesdays at the latest. Spellings and Times Tables will be tested on a Monday so please ensure the children keep on top of learning them. Carry on working hard and we will enjoy another successful term!
At the start of this term we will be exploring well known fables. We will be able to retell ‘The hare and the tortoise’ and will be analysing it’s features. This will lead on to the children writing their own fables. After that we will be looking at a range of letters including persuasive letters. We will focus on how letters are structured and how we can persuade people to be healthier humans.
In Maths we will be counting in multiples of 3 and 4 and recalling their multiplication and division facts. This will lead to us describing and extending number sequences by counting on and back in different steps. We will then be using different types of diagrams to sort and compare numbers. After that we are going to use mental and formal written strategies to solve multiplication and division problems. Then we will move on to telling the time on an analogue and a digital clock to the nearest minute. We will also use clocks to help us learn our Roman numerals from 1-12. This will lead on us to solving time related problems including seconds in a minute and the amount of days in a week, month, year and leap year. Lastly we will be describing, sorting and creating 3d shapes. Within shapes and other objects we will identify horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular lines.
Our topic for this half term is 'healthy humans.’ We will be looking at what makes a healthy lifestyle and how we can be healthier. We will explore the importance of good nutrition and how different food groups form a balanced diet. This will lead to us designing, creating and testing healthy food products. We will then see how exercise plays a part in a healthy lifestyle. After this we will make drawings, paintings and 3d sculptures of work using Claes Oldenburg’s work as an influence.
If you have any concerns please book an appointment with a member of the year 3 staff at the office. Alternatively if you would like a more informal chat, please feel free to discuss with a member of staff before or after the end of school.
I hope your child finds this half term enjoyable and insightful!
Miss Heeks Mrs Khonat Mr Hunt
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant Student Support Assistant
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