Year 3 Group Letters
Welcome to Year 3!
We are excited about our time in year three and have planned lots of really interesting topics which will take half a term. Our topics for this year are:
Autumn term- ‘Pop Or Op’ focusing on Pop Art and developing our artistic skills to create our own canvas which we will display in an art gallery. Then in the second half of the autumn term, we will be completing ‘Terrible Tremors’ when we will be learning all about rocks and volcanoes.
Spring term- ‘Turtle Power’ when we will be researching the Caribbean and conservation efforts for turtles and ‘Scrumdidilumptious’ when we will be exploring chocolate, food tasting, making our own chocolate bars and packaging them. As part of this topic we will also be visiting Tesco to learn about Fair Trade and Sustainability.
Summer term- ‘We’re Spinning Around’ is all about space and ‘The Age of Man’ we will be learning about the different prehistoric times of the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages.
These will be linked with others subjects in the National Curriculum to make the learning as cross-curricular as possible. A timetable for each week (although it may change slightly on a weekly basis) and curriculum map, showing the objectives that we will be covering, are also available on the school website.
To support our learning, we will be going on a visit to the Winchester Science Centre to visit their planetarium and take part in a space workshop. Further information about this trip will be provided nearer to the time.
We are continuing to develop your child’s independence and ask for you to help us by encouraging them to carry their own belongings across the playground, ensure they have everything they need at the end of the day and say goodbye at the fence.
It is very important that your child has their diary and reading books in school every day. We have a new system in year 3 where each child will have a drawer under their table. This will be used to keep their diaries, reading books and pens, pencils etc (provided by us). Book bags will no longer be kept in drawers, so these will need to be stored on pegs or inside a rucksack if one is absolutely necessary. Items such as hats and gloves etc. must be kept on pegs and not in the drawers and areas for lunch boxes, snacks and drinks will be provided in the classroom. Please ensure everything is clearly labelled with name and class.
Spellings will be part of our daily SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) sessions. Please encourage your child to continue reading and practising their times tables as this will support their learning in school.
Your child will also receive weekly homework which will be set on a Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. The tasks set will vary from reading, writing, maths, science and topic related activities. We will ensure there is a mixture of different topics and tasks sent home.
We really value our partnership with you as parents and carers. Should you have any queries or worries, please feel free to speak to us at the end of the school day. We are really looking forward to a fantastic year!
Miss Roche Mr Brown
Bournemouth Natural Science Society