2nd Autumn Term 2018
This half term we are learning about Rocks and Soils. The title of the topic is ‘What Rocks our world?’ In order to understand how rocks and soils are formed, children need to have a degree of understanding of the inner layers of the Earth. They will have the opportunity to make a model which will aid understanding. There will also be some exciting learning about volcanoes and earthquakes too.
We are excited that this term, as we think about 100 years since Armistice Day, we will spend a full week learning about World War 1.
In Maths we will start this half term learning about shape and time. Later in the term we will move to multiplication, division and fractions. As ever, it is important that children keep practising times tables and learnits. You will have received a times table sheet. Please help your child to learn these at home. These will be tested in school each Monday. A full set of learnits has also been sent home so that you can revise and work on rapid recall of the other number facts. If you need replacement sheets, please see Mrs Moorhouse.
This term in English, we will start with writing instructions based around topic work. Next we will have a greater focus on narrative. In particular we will work on developing setting and character description.
Please hear your child read each night for about ten minutes. As the children are becoming better readers and reading longer books, we do not expect them to change their books every day. However, we do expect them to read a little every night. You can also help your child by reading to them each day.
Our PE lesson is Monday morning so please make sure your child has the correct kit in school.
In Year 3 we have swimming lessons but for this class they will begin in February and continue until the summer.
If you have any questions, please do ask a member of staff. If you would like to see more of what is going on in class, you can see pictures posted on the school website via twitter or follow me on twitter @mrsmoorhouse_Y3