Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back and Ramadhan Mubarak! We hope you have had a lovely time with your family and are all safe and well.
Friday 23rd April 2021 10am to 11am – first session of swimming (more information to follow)
Tuesday 27th April 2021 – Year 3 Parents Evening
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 imitate, innovate and invent our own playscripts using traditional story playscripts to build our understanding of playscripts.
This half term we will begin with focussing on Money and telling the time. Pupils will be taught to name amounts, find the total of amounts and subtract amounts to give change. The methods and strategies taught will then be applied to solve word problems in real contexts. Pupils will move onto learning how to tell the time, compare time and converting time e.g. minutes to seconds.
Our topic for this term is ‘Biology – Plants’. 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.
In History, Year 3 will be learning all about the Romans, this will include how they lived, what they did for Britain and organising key events using a timeline.
Art, Craft and Design
Keeping to the theme of Romans, Year 3 will be creating and painting a tile in the style of Fresco. Fresco is a way of painting pictures. A fresco is a kind of mural, a painting that is done on a wall. A true fresco is painted onto wall plaster that has been laid that day and is still damp. Therefore, in order to imitate a true fresco painting, we will be creating a child friendly version of fresh plaster using Plaster of Paris. How exciting! We will concentrate on one well known fresco painting; Villa of Livia.
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. 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 term being the best that they can be!
As always, we all hope you stay healthy, safe and most importantly stay happy!
Mrs Qureshi - Class Teacher
Mrs Patel - Teaching Assistant