Welcome back after the summer holidays. We hope you have had a restful and enjoyable time with your families. We look forward to the exciting term ahead of us. We will continue to use the award system in place this year called Brookhouse Monster's University dojo points. Homework will be set on a Friday and should be returned to school on the following Wednesday at the latest. Spellings and times tables will be tested on a Monday so please ensure the children keep on top of learning them. Spellings and times tables will be given out on a Friday along with homework and children will have a week in advance to learn them.
At the start of this term we will be looking in to folk tales. We will be reading a variety of folk tales and Grimm fairy tales and discussing our opinions on the texts. We will also be analysing the features of folk tales which will then lead on to us writing our own. After this we will move on to biographies which link to our topic ‘there’s no place like home.’ We will learn how biographies are structured and how biographies can be presented in different forms. We will be immersed in lots of texts and information about local famous people to then go on to write our own biographies on a different famous local person.
In Maths we will be recognising the place value of three digit numbers and reading and writing numbers to at least 1000. We will then be using our place value knowledge to solve problems and compare numbers up to 1000. We will then use our knowledge of place value to round numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. Next we will add and subtract in a mental way and written using various methods. After that we will be describing and drawing 2D shapes whilst comparing them to everyday objects. We will also be recognising whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle and describing angles as a turn. We will then measure and compare objects and the perimeter of different shapes. Then we will interpret and present data using different types of charts including: bar charts, pictograms and tables.
Our topic for this half term is 'There’s no place like home.' We will be locating where the UK is in the World and what countries make up the UK. From there we will be locating which country, county and town that we live in. We will be finding our location on a range of maps historical and current. We will be describing the local area and creating an advertising campaign to bring people to Blackburn. We will also compare the similarities and differences between the local area across different time periods. Next we will look at Blackburn in the past and how people lived. We will explore what transport people used, what jobs they had, what food they ate and how they clothed themselves.
Our science topic for this half term is 'light, reflections and shadows.’ We will be understanding what a light source is and the difference between a primary and secondary light source. We will be exploring how light travels and the dangers that light can impose. Next we will look at how light is reflected and what object features reflect light better. Lastly we will be understanding what a shadow is and how they are made.
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