WELCOME TO YEAR 3!
Spring Term 2021
Welcome back! I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and have all recharged your batteries! It was a very long term last year and the children worked so hard. This term we are learning about lots of fun and exciting topics.
This term we will be joined by the lovely and amazing Miss Convery whilst Mrs Tyrrell has sadly left us to join the boys and girls in year 5. I know the children will miss her but we will still be able to wave and smile to her from our bubbles.
This half term in our topic lessons we will be doing Geography and learning all about the United Kingdom. This topic will cover countries and cities, rivers and seas, around the countries (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales), hills and mountains, how London grew and finally about or ever changing nation. There is a lot for us to learn and I am so excited to get started with the children.
This half term in science we are going to be learning all about plants and how they grow. We have a few experiments to look forward to which will show us more about what plants need to grow. In this topic we will be learning about what plants need to grow, different parts of plants, roots, transporting water, flowers and pollination and seeds and seed dispersal. Another exciting topic for us to learn about this half term.
Come and See
Our last Come and See topics have been Homes, Promises and Visitors. We learnt about different homes and how family life is different for everybody and also what God wants us to do to love our families. The children also learnt about the different promises we make in all different areas of our lives, in school, at home, in groups after school, to our friends etc and how important it is to keep our promises. One of our main focuses for this topic was baptism which the children really enjoyed. Our final topic for last term was Visitors. This led us on to our christmas nativity which ended our topic and term perfectly.
Our Come and See topic to start our new term with, is Journeys. This will be focussed on the important journeys we have made ourselves but also the journey of the church and what goes on through the year.
In PE this half term the children will be doing dance every Thursday in the hall with Miss Murray. Could you please ensure all children have their PE kit in school with them, thank you.
Reading is a very important part of your childrens development so it is really important that they are reading every night at home. Once the children are comfortable with their book, they can take a quiz on their book to test their comprehension. If they get 80% + then they can move on up the levels. If a child doesn't manage to get 80% then they will be kept on the same level. Although the children are fantastic readers, they still need to be able to understand what they are reading.
Homework took a bit of a turn towards the end of last term, but don't worry, normal service resumes now the Christmas excitment has died down :)
MyMaths will be set every Friday for the following Friday and spellings will also be set on the Friday for a spelling test on the Wednesday.
It would also benefit the children if you could keep testing the children on their 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables.