Welcome To Year 3
- Sabreena Bhawon, Teacher 3B
- Aneen Nicholas, Teacher 3N
- Nita Shah
We hope that you had a lovely Spring break. Welcome to the Summer Term where we look forward to a busy and exciting term with the children.
We will continue to focus on word reading to develop fluency and comprehension skills using a system called VIPERS. VIPERS stands for: vocabulary, infer, predict, explain, retrieve and sequence or summarise.
In Year 3, we will start by reading, ‘I was a Rat! Or, the scarlet slippers’ by Phillip Pullman and ‘The Goldfish Boy’ by Lisa Thompson.
Our topic this term is ‘Discover and Create’. This will form an important aspect of our English, maths and science this term, encouraging children to reflect on their work.
As part of this topic, in science we will be carrying out investigations to develop our understanding about what plants need to grow. We will consider how water is transported around a plant and
we will understand the life cycle of a plant by looking at seed dispersal, pollination and fertilisation. We will also be looking at what plants provide for us in relation to nutrition and how they contribute to our overall health and well-being. After half term, we will be learning about how to keep our bodies healthy. We will also learn about the different types of skeletons in our body and how muscles work.
In geography, we will be learning about the different weather around the world, in particular looking at different climate zones; learning about the water cycle and how we can have a positive influence on saving water. We will also develop our mapping skills and look at features of our local area.
In Summer 2, we will begin to explore the changes ahead for the children with their move to Year 4. We will talk about how change can make you feel and provide opportunities for the children to share any concerns and excitement about the changes ahead.
You can find out more information about the summer term learning by looking at the overviews and programmes of study on the website.
Updates and Reminders
Morning routine – School gates open at 8.35am. Children can come straight into the classroom. Registers will be taken at 8.40am.
Snacks – Children may choose to bring their own fruit/vegetable snack which can be eaten during morning break. Please remember we are a healthy and nut free school.
Medication – Please ensure that your child’s teacher has any relevant medication and that this medication is up-to-date.
P.E – Our P.E. days will continue to be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children should come to school wearing their P.E. kits and trainers on these days and will remain in these all day. A reminder that if children are wearing earrings these should only be studs and not hoops. Stud earrings will be covered with tape during PE lessons for safety. Long hair must be tied up at all times including during PE
We ask that children spend around 15 minutes reading each day. Spelling homework will be sent home on a Wednesday and we ask for it to be returned on a Monday. We will continue to have access to Century and Times Tables Rockstars and ask that children try to complete 5 minutes of TTRS every day. All these login details can be found in your child’s Reading Record. Alongside these activities, children will receive a home learning grid at the start of each half term which includes a range of activities to complete. Although the activities are optional, we do encourage the children to complete as many as they can. The home learning grid can be found in their homework books.
KS2 Sports Day 15.6.23
Gatton Park Trip 29.6.23
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to working alongside you this term.
The Year Three Team
Miss Bhawon and Miss Nicholas