Year 3 learning newsletters
- PE is on Wednesdays and Thursdays
- Homework is given out on Fridays and should be returned on Wednesdays
- Times table tests are on Fridays for Caesar class and on Mondays for Boudicca class
- Spellings tests are on Fridays
In Autumn term, Year 3 pupils are learning about Ancient Egypt. The children can write an information booklet, build a model pyramid, write the alphabet on a papyrus paper etc.
In English, pupils’ writing is inspired by the Aesop's Fables retold by Michel Rosen and Michael Morpurgo, as well as by model texts like 'Life of an Egyptian Child', 'The Story of Tutankhamun', Newspaper reports about Egyptians and rhyming poetry.
Year 3 pupils enjoy daily Destination Reader lessons, where we read class texts linked to all areas of our learning, banded books, and other texts for pleasure.
In Mathematics, pupils are mastering objectives in
- Place Value
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
In Science, our topic is 'Light'. Children will learn about light sources, the absence of light, reflected light, the Sun, sundials, shadows and changing the size of shadows. In addition to these lessons, the children will research information about two scientists: Thomas Young and Michael C Harvey.
In RE, we are investigating the question “Why are festivals important to religious communities?”
In Music lessons, Year 3 are learning about the topic: 'How does Music brings us together?' and will be learning the songs 'Home is where the heart is, 'Three Little Birds' and 'Please Be Kind'. This term, pupils are also continuing to learn to play the ukulele.
In Relationships and Health Education, we will be learning about 'Being Responsible' and 'Staying Healthy'.
Pupils are expected to read for a minimum of 20 minutes every night and to record what they read in their reading record book.
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