Year 3 Curriculum Newsletter - Summer 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 planting seeds, learning about the Romans and rehearsing plays, the children are going to be busy! We also have some very special visitors this half term from a school called St Charles, we will be taking them to have a look around a mosque and showing them what it is like to live as a Muslim. We can't wait for their visit. 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 lots of different play scripts. The children will learn what it is like to write their own play, become actors and actresses and even direct their own play! I'm sure it will be fantastic as we have some amazing drama enthusiasts in year 3! Later on in the term we will also be writing information leaflets all about how to grow plants and what plants need as well as a non chronological report about the Romans.
This term the children will be working on lots of different topics in maths, including: position and direction, times tables, fractions, measurement and statistics. The children will get the chance to work in teams to direct characters, shapes and themselves to different places using mathematical vocabulary. Most of the children in year 3 are really good at all of their times tables now- which is brilliant- so we will be moving onto more tricky times tables like the 8s and the 9s! Children will be continuing and extending number sequences in the 8s and 9 times tables as well as lots of other tricky maths problems.
Our topic for this half term is called 'What the Romans did'. That means.... we will be learning about the Romans! We are lucky enough to have lots of different Roman artefacts in school as well as armour and helmets so the children will enjoy being archaeologists by digging to find the artefacts and dressing up as a Roman soldier.
Please note, this half term Year 3 will be having a swimming lesson every Friday morning at Half Fish. The children will be walking there and back, as the weather will hopefully be nicer. 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.
Homework will be given out on Fridays and expected back into school on Wednesdays. Each week the children will get home reading, spellings, times tables and a maths worksheet to complete. It is fantastic to see that most children in class always complete their homework to a high standard and bring it back into school on time. However, for those children who don't, they will need to catch up at play times or golden time, this is the same rule for all children.
Finally, this half term we are lucky enough to have Miss Ahmed ( our student teacher) back in school. She will be teaching the children lots of lessons which will be supervised by myself (Miss Livesey). We are looking forward to working with her again for her final term as a student.
Thank you for taking the time to read through my newsletter. If you wish to discuss anything with me please make an appointment at the office.
Miss Livesey Miss Begum Miss Ahmed
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant Teaching Student