Term 6       Newsletter            Year 3 ZB   

 

Welcome to Term 6. The main theme in worship is British Values, so we will spend some time discussing democracy, the rule of law, diversity, individual liberties and mutual respect.

 

We are continuing to put READING at the forefront of our learning! We have already made great progress in reading with every single child borrowing extra books last term. Well done Year 3!!! To support your child, please continue to listen to them read to you every day; explaining the words they don’t know yet and asking questions to make sure they have understood what they have read will help their progress. Come to our special open day Friday 8th March to receive your very own pack to support your child’s reading at home.

 

Our theme for this term is Glorious Greece. The children will learn about Ancient Greece, some mythological stories and the way the Greeks used to live. They will also learn about the geographical features of Modern Greece and compare with how the Greeks live now.  .  This will link into art, where they will create ancient Greek masks, shields and pots. All of which will provide a stimulating and enriching environment for them to learn.

 

We are continuing with helping children to make sure that an important part of their learning is taking pride in their work and showing this by improving their presentation of work across all subject areas.

 

MATHEMATICS The term is focusing on tables, pictograms and charts. The children will learn to interpret data presented in many contexts, use simple scales (e.g. 2,5,10 units per cm) in pictograms, solve 2 step problems such as ‘How many more?’ ‘How many fewer?’. They will learn to interpret and present data using tables and interpret and present data using pictograms or bar charts.

As always, the children’s knowledge of times tables facts is vital for success and I urge you to practice regularly with them at home.

By now they should know their facts within 6 seconds of asking at least for the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10 times tables. Failure to practice those at home will mean that the children will need to practice at break or lunch.

 

ENGLISH Our class book this term is Who let the Gods out? by Maz Evans. This fun and exciting story is based on Greek mythology and will fit right into our theme this term.

The children have enjoyed Kindelkrax and The Creakers in the last terms, I hope this new novel will keep them excited! We will work on an alternative story based on the well-known tale of the three little pigs and write a newspaper describing our findings about Modern and Ancient Greece. We will also video a news report on different myths.

 

GRAMMAR we will be focusing on nouns, paragraphs and word families.

 

HANDWRITING children will continue to be taught to undertake small joins in words using Kinetic letters.  Children will move over to pen once they are ready.

 

PE On Mondays, with Mr. Collins the children will be practicing different team sports outside and on Fridays, they will be learning archery in the hall with a specialist.

 

RE We will ask how being a Sikh influences someone’s family life.

 

COMPUTING We are video experts. The children will video and edit a report on Greek myths to prepare for our open afternoon performance.

 

PSHE We are using `Go-Givers` to teach children about key values and becoming a good citizen within the community.  Also, children are taught the importance of communicating effectively, knowing their own strengths and weaknesses and to form positive friendships and relationships. Alongside this, children are learning about Growth Mindset and how this can help them with their positive approach to life skills, learning and community.

 

If you have any concerns or require further information about what your child is going to be doing in school, then please arrange a meeting with the office to see either of us.

 

Mrs. Z. Brown

Timetable for Term 6

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8.45

Times tables

Grammar

Mental Maths

Spellings

Purple comments

9.00

English

10.00

Whole School Worship

Whole School Worship

Whole School Worship

Hymn practice

Whole School Worship

10.30

Comprehension Carousel

11.00

Break

11.15

Maths

12.20

Lunch

1.20

PE

Theme

Theme/

Art/DT

PSHE

Archery

 

Science

RE

Theme

Golden Time

3.00

Story Time

3.20

Home Time

 

Spellings

Your child will come home a new list of spellings on a Friday which they need to practise each day.  Please support your child with writing these spellings into their own sentences to check understanding and to practise them ready for the test on the following Friday.

 

Dates for your diaries

10/06 Healthy me week

13/06 KS2 Sports Day (9.15-10.45)

17/06 Assessment Week

21/06 Pinocchio performance

05/07 Summer Fair

08/07 move up day

18/07 trip to Wicksteed Park

24/07 last day of term

 

 

 

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