Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to the final term of the year! We hope you have had a lovely time with your family and are all safe and well.
Extra- curricular club: Dodge ball Tuesday 15th June – Tuesday 5th July.
Writing will continue to be a big focus for Year 3 for the Summer Term. I have attached a copy of the Year 3 Writing Criterion at the top of the page; please spend some time to become familiar with the expected Y3 Writing skills for your child. We are going to write a non-chronological report using our knowledge of plants from Science.
This half term we will begin with focusing on picture graphs and bar graphs; this will include pupils creating a number of different picture graphs where the picture can represent more than one item. Pupils will use this knowledge to create their own bar graph. Year 3 will then move onto exploring fractions; this will involve counting in tenths, identifying equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions. Finally, we will complete a unit on angles and finding the perimeter. In order to support your child in Maths, please allow them to play Top mark games which will embed their learning. Equally, it is as important for your child to practice and become fluent in their multiplication and division facts; Times Tables Rock Stars is brilliant for this.
In Science we are continuing with the topic of ‘Biology – Plants’. We have thoroughly enjoyed conducting interesting experiments and we will continue to do so. To see pictures of the experiments, please visit the ‘photo gallery’ section. At the end of this unit of work, pupils will use their knowledge to create a fact book all about plants, including, why are plants important? What are the functions of the roots, stems, leaves and flower? Pupils will also be expected to use diagrams and write a description of each stage of the life cycle of a plant.
Design and Technology
I hope you were as impressed as I was with your child’s Fresco tile.
Keeping with the Science topic, we will be designing and creating our own herb pot prototype. Children will research, design, make and evaluate their own product. To support your child you can look out for herb pots in garden centres.
PE will continue to take place on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has any earrings removed or covered by plasters from home on this day. The correct PE uniform must also be worn from home: Yellow PE shirt, black PE shorts or jogging bottoms and black pumps or trainers. Swimming will be every Friday from 10 – 11am. In order to make most out of these sessions, please make sure your child/ren have a swimming bag ready for every Friday. Every child must have a swimming costume, swim cap, a water proof bag and a small hand towel.
Daily sessions will take place in the classroom during assembly time. Children will have the opportunity to share and discuss any concerns or worries.
If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to discuss these with us at the beginning or end of the school day. Alternatively, you can arrange an appointment through the school office.
We hope your child continues to have an amazing year being the best that they can be!
As always, we all hope you stay healthy, safe and most importantly stay happy!
From all the Year 3 Team,
Mrs Qureshi - Class Teacher
Mrs Patel - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Hussain - SSA