Spring Term 2018

'Super Shropshire' is the theme for this term - a geography topic, where we will be studying the Shropshire Hills and rivers.  We have lots of exciting learning experiences planned as part of this topic.

Please encourage children to bring in topic related items from home to share at any point during the term. 

PE during the first half-term will be dance and gymnastics.  There will be some Forest Schools sessions which we will notify parents of beforehand.

 

English

Children should be reading either independently or with someone at home every day.  They have reading records to bring home which should be filled in every time they read.  We also have daily Guided Reading sessions where the children read with their teacher in a group and complete tasks based on their reading.

We will continue to use 'Read, Write, Inc.' as our spelling scheme.  Children will be taking part in fun, interactive spelling lessons for 20 minutes 4 times a week.   We will be sending home lists which the children will be tested on.

Handwriting and presentation are continuing to be a focus for Year 3.  We are looking forward to giving out lots more 'pen licences'!

Homework is set on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday.

Please have your Ukulele in school on a Wednesday.  

 

 

Maths

Children should be learning their times tables up to 12 x 12 so they can quickly recall and use them.  By the end of Year 3 they are expected to know multiplication and division facts for 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x and 8x tables.

 We are using a Maths scheme called 'Busy Ants' as the foundation of daily Maths lessons.

 

Science

Our Science topics this term are 'Rocks and Soils' and 'Light'. As well as building on their knowledge and understanding, the children will be doing lots of practical investigative work to build on their ability to work scientifically and this will feed into their writing too.

Computing

The children will be revising how to keep safe on-line this term and will be doing some digital photography as part of a topic on 'Digital Artists.'

 

PSHE

The whole school themes of Responsibility and Respect provide the basis for our work this term. We will link our work in PSHE to dance this term.

 

RE

In RE we will be exploring the questions 'Who is my neighbour?', Why do people's beliefs and practices differ?' and 'What do we have in common?'

Music

We will be learning to play the Ukulele, which is planned and taught by, Mr Kitcher, a specialist music teacher from Shropshire Music Service.  Children are allowed to take their Ukuleles home to practise, but must remember them on a Wednesday morning for their lesson.  

Art

Art will be the focus of the first half of term commencing with a topic on landscapes which will include sketching and exploring watercolour techniques.

DT

In the second half of term the children will be taking part in a whole school 'STEM' week, where Year 3 will be working on a project called 'Beat the Flood.'  They will have to design and build model houses using techniques to withstand flooding.

French

French is taught weekly and integrated into class routines.  We will be continuing to learn numbers and will be doing a topic about birthdays, through songs and games.  

 

Please do not hesitate to come in and ask any questions you have.

Many thanks for your support,

 

Mrs Wright and Mrs Ball