WELCOME TO YEAR 3
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Here are some clues to our exciting topic this term
Welcome back to the Summer Term
I hope you all had a wonderful and joyful Easter. We are travelling further back through time in an exciting prehistoric adventure to the Stone Age, in our topic called …
Dig Deep….What Will The Past Offer Us?
At the heart of our journey in faith this term will be Serving inspired by the story of Pentecost. In this theme the children learn about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and serving as a way of life. The children will deepen their knowledge of the power and energy of the Holy Spirit. We will also continue to explore the Mysteries of the Rosary.
Our Other Faith work will be studying Islam, and linking our topic Special Places with finding out more about Mosques.
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Topics this term:
Our cross-curricular topic is The Stone Age to The Iron Age so we will be incorporating many areas into this exciting work.
We will be examining and analysing many different types of texts in English, and using good models of writing to inspire us to create our own. We will read factual books, poetry and fictional stories such as Michelle Paver’s ‘Wolf Brother’. This topic will spark imagination and creativity across the curriculum, I can’t wait!
In Maths we will be linking our Science work on Rocks and Fossils and examining and analysing volcano statistics, rock temperatures and changing forms as well as animal and fossil dating. This will involve some measuring and investigation. We will also learn more about the role of archaeologists and palaeontologists. Stone Age hunters would listen to the sounds animals make. They would recognise the sounds and then know which types of animal they were hunting – using facts like this we will begin investigating Sound! For example: Can we find out how far away we can hear a sound? Can you explain why the sound is fainter the further away it is?
Through History & Geography we will deepen our understanding of timelines and changes in Britain, from hunter-gatherers to early farmers.
Stone Age people invented simple ovens around 9,000 BC. They made bread by mixing together flour and water. They made flour by grinding grain between two stones. Can we make our own Stone Age bread, evaluate it and create our own improved bread through Design and Technology?
In French we will continue to build upon our language skills. In Art we will look at early drawings, paintings and communications using natural materials..
How you can help
There will still be reading, spellings and maths homework every week. Practice multiplication facts and number bonds daily. There could also be follow-up research in other areas if appropriate, a letter goes out every Thursday. Encourage your child to read daily and explain what they understand from the text.
Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit (black shorts, white tee-shirt and trainers or plimsolls) in school on Mondays. PE kit should stay in school all week. We are still owed a swimming session so bring in costumes next Monday.
Your child also needs a painting apron/old shirt in school to protect their uniform during art lessons. This should also remain on their in their bag all week.
Please check the Year 3 Web page for updates & recommended websites. Support your child in blogging & posting comments, please ensure they only use their first name and their own school email address.
If you have any spare time and feel you could offer some specialist skills to enhance our learning this term, I’d still love to hear from you!
A fantastic inspiring term to look forward to! If you have any queries please feel free to ask. Thank you for your continued support, I’ve been so impressed with the creative approaches and wonderful homework this year – Our ‘Corridor of Creativity’ has really shown our children at their best!
Please check the Year 3 Web page for updates & recommended websites. Support your child in blogging & posting
MATHS Homework Mathletics
All children will have individual maths homework allocated to them on this website. They’ve been given their password & it should be stuck in their HW diary. Please let me know if access is a problem.
http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk You also have access to the free ebooks on this site – it also works on iPads too! Children will have the login and password stuck in their Homework diaries. It is really important that children read daily and demonstrate a good comprehension of the texts.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!
17th May KS2 Sports Day 1.30pm
18th May KS2 Film Night 3.30 – 5pm
8th June Y3 Assembly
13th June Heights of Abraham visit
15th June First Holy Communion Mass
30th June INSET Day
6/7th July KS2 Musical
14th July Reports
USEFUL WEBSITES (Copy and paste links)
Code N44447 Finding out about rocks video
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zssnfg8 Early Britain
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/moonmaths.swf Multiplication game or just google ‘Moonmaths’
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity03 Place value game
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3us/flash/lessonLauncher.html?lesson=lessons/05/m3_05_00_x.swf Beat the computer in a place value game!
http://resources.oswego.org/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html Stop the clock game!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/telling_the_time/play/popup.shtml Set the Clock.
http://www.scholastic.com/play/time.htm Time travelling
http://www.snappymaths.com/other/measuring/time/interactive/unitsoftimeftc.htm Fling The Teacher!
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/measures Weigh and measure the parcel
http://www.ictgames.com/mostlyPostie.html Weighing parcels
www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zpdtsbk/videos/1 Find out about Islam
https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/leonardo-da-vinci/nottingham-castle-museum-art-gallery-Nottingham (scroll down to see interactive games)
https://sites.google.com/site/easygrammar4kids/a-an (and other games for grammar skills)
A lovely strange game that requires some ‘out of the box’ and creative thinking to move things along. Also tests areas of English, Maths and Science.