Year 3 - Term 3 - Blog
Dear Year 3 children and families,
Happy New Year to you all! I hope everyone had a wonderful and restful Christmas holiday. Firstly the year 3 team from last term would like to say a huge thank you for all the kind words, cards and gifts we received at Christmas, we very much appreciate them.
We are very excited about being your new Year 3 teachers and all the fun we are going to have with our learning this term.
Our topic this term is:
Heroes and Villains
There are so many heroes and villains in the world – who would you like to know more about? Is it someone from the past or the present? Is your hero a famous person or someone you know, like a nurse or a firefighter?
This half term, we’ll also meet some fictional villains such as Cruella de Vil, when we’ll get to interrogate her about her wicked plans. By reading parts of 101 Dalmatians, we’ll learn all about Cruella’s character. Then, we’ll learn the song Cruella de Vil, make a Cruella sock puppet, models of Dalmatian dogs and a flipbook animation of the story. Cruella won’t be very impressed! We’ll learn songs about the infamous Bonnie and Clyde and write dialogue for them. Using fairy tales, we’ll examine the difference between right and wrong, and write our own. We’ll also research historical heroes using a variety of source materials and put song lyrics about our favourite heroes to familiar tunes.
Towards the end of the term, we’ll write comics about our everyday heroes and we’ll enjoy performing our songs about heroes
Ways in which you could help your child prepare for their project:
Heroes and villains are everywhere, in real life and fiction. Why not watch a film or read a book to identify the heroes and villains? What characteristics do they have? You could also watch CBBC Newsround and think about the heroic or villainous qualities of public figures. Alternatively, visit a museum to investigate heroes and villains throughout history.
In Maths we are starting this term by learning about time. The children can practice reading time from clocks in their everyday surroundings, and have discussions about the timing of their daily routine, such as how long it takes them to do different activities.
Please could we also take this opportunity to remind children to read at home and record it in their reading records. This should happen at least four times a week, and their bookbag, with their school reading book, also needs to be in school every day.
PE will continue to be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please can the children always have their PE kit in on these days including tracksuit bottoms,especially for the winter months.
What an exciting term ahead!
Mrs Street-Poulsen and Mrs Bryce
Year 3 Term 1 2018
Welcome back year 3, I hope you had a lovely summer break.
This year we are very lucky as we have two fantastic adults working with our class. Mrs Brackley and Mrs Street-Poulsen who will be with us for the first half of the week.
This term we will be learning all about the stone age. We have already started to explore our topic by reading ‘Stone Age Boy’ and starting our class book for the term ‘Stig Of The Dump’.
We will be getting into the stone age spirit at the start of the term with a stone age afternoon, where we will be trying to survive with just stone age materials.
Mrs Hervin will be teaching RE, focusing on fair trade food and how to be responsible consumers.
Mr Graham will be teaching PE every wednesday and I will be teaching PE every Monday, so please ensure that your child has appropriate outdoor PE kit (with their name in) and a pair of trainers.
If you have any questions or queries please pop in for a chat before the start of school or at the end of the day.