Year 3 Curriculum Newsletter - Spring Term 2019
Welcome back! I hope everyone has had a restful break and you are all ready to come back to school. This term we have lots of exciting things going on, from volcanoes to stone age as well as magnets and the Romans, the children are going to be busy! Please read on to find out more about what we will be learning this term.
During the spring term in English we will be reading a class novel called Stig of the Dump, this story is about an adventurous little boy who falls down a chalk pit and makes a new friend. The children will be using this story as a stimulus for lots of different writing tasks. We will be stepping into the shoes of the main characters and taking part in role play activities to develop speaking and listening skills as well as empathy for a character. The children will also be revisiting poetry this half term and developing their performance skills.
This term the children will be learning to tell the time! It is a really important life skill that some children can find challenging so if you have a clock or a spare watch at home you could support your child by asking them what it is or what time it will be in 5 or 10 minutes. The children will have the opportunity to work practically with clocks and timetables to problem solve in groups.
Our topic for this half term is called 'Rock & Roll!' In science the children will be investigating different types of rocks. They will be working scientifically by classifying rocks, and carrying out different investigations to test the permeability of different types of rocks too. In history the children will be travelling back to the stone age to investigate what life was like to be a real cave man! The children will be looking at historical artefacts to deduce information about the past so that they can experience what it is like to be an archaeologist.
Please note, this half term Year 3 will be having a swimming lesson every Friday morning at Half Fish. The children will be travelling there and back by coach. They will need suitable swim wear, a swimming hat (both boys and girls much wear a hat) as well as a towel. The children can bring their usual play time snack which they will have after their swimming lesson. No swimming goggles will be allowed unless a letter from the doctor is obtained for medical reasons. The children will be fully supervised at all times by school staff and Half Fish staff and the pool will only be open to our class during the time of their swimming lesson. If you have any concerns please feel free to contact me.
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Miss Livesey Miss Begum Miss Ahmed
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