Welcome to Year 3S
Welcome back! We hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable Half Term break and have recharged your batteries ready for the last half term of the academic year!
During this half term we will be answering the question ‘Has Greece always been the news?' as part of our History unit. We will be learning all about the Ancient Greeks and when they lived. We will look at the rise of the Greeks, their democracy, the Olympic Games, and many of the famous battles that took place. We will look at the Greek religion and re-enact the Trojan War.
In Science we will be answering the question ‘How can Usain Bolt move so quickly?' as part of our unit on Animals including Humans. During this unit, we will learn about the different food groups and what makes a healthy diet. We will look at the body itself and look at all of the bones of the skeletal system. We will also look at the muscles of the body and how they help use move too.. We will conduct an experiment looking at the relationship between exercise and muscles.
In Literacy, the children will be learning how to write an explanation text play script. Our stimulus will be 'Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions'. We will be explaining how Wallace's crazy inventions work (or don't work properly). We will then finish the half term by looking at Ancient Greek Myths and Legends. We will read various myths and try to create our own. The children will be introduced to a new grammatical features such as causal conjunctions. The children will continue improving their paragraphing, use of homophones, coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to extend sentences as well as using adjectives, adverbs and expanded noun phrases to describe.
In Numeracy, the children will learning all about fractions. They will be able to count up and down in tenths all the way up to 1 whole. The children will learn all about equivalent fractions, how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator up to 1 whole, and compare and order fractions. We will finish the half term learning about geometry and shapes. We will look at naming 2D and 3D shapes and their properties of faces, edges, vertices and angles and how to find the perimeter of a shape.
In R.E the children will be learning all about 'Religions in the local community'.
In Music, the be answering the question 'Who will win our Rap Contest?' They will learn how to use body percussion to create simple beats and transfer the beats onto untuned percussion instruments. They will create their own lyrics for their raps after listening to and appraising famous raps. We will then hold a rap contest and judge which one is the best.
Please visit this page regularly as it will be updated with photos of our work and links to aid learning. Take a look at our planning documents to find out more about what we will be learning this year.
Children will require their P.E. kits every Thursday and Friday. They should leave it in school until the half term holiday. This will ensure that they don’t regularly forget their P.E. kit. The children will need either pumps or trainers as the children will participate in outdoor and indoor activities throughout the term. If your child doesn’t have the correct footwear, they may not be able to participate in certain activities, which would have a negative impact on their physical development.
Children will be given a spelling list every Wednesday, please ensure your child practices these as they will be tested on these spellings the following week. To support them further, encourage children to form sentences with the words given.
Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. This needs to be handed in on specific dates, please take this opportunity to work with your child and tackle the challenges with a creative, imaginative mind that celebrates your child's ideas. Please look at our homework grid below.
Reading books and library books will be changed every Tuesday. Please ensure that reading records are signed and brought into school every Tuesday to allow books to be changed. It is important that your child reads every evening. This could be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling.
Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)
The children have been given logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the app at home on a laptop or iPad and even get the opportunity to play against the teachers some evenings. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the Times Tables they are unsure of.
Please click below to assess the TTRS website
Please do not hesitate to see me before or after the school day if you have any questions or need any further information.
Thank you for your support.
Miss Shaikh and Mrs Baig