1st Autumn Term 2018
We are looking forward to an exciting half term learning all about the Stone Age in our topic ‘Who were the first humans?’ This includes a visit to the woods and a visit from a historian who will bring artefacts for us to handle.
In Maths we will build on learning from year 2 to develop a greater understanding of place value and number. In Year 3, children need to develop rapid recall of number facts in learnits and times tables. 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 will also be sent home so that you can revise and work on rapid recall of the other number facts.
In English, we start the year with some fun performance poetry. We then move onto using the text Stone Age boy as a stimulus for writing. We’re hoping for some great work this year. Your child will also have brought home some spellings to learn. They will be tested on these once a week, usually on Fridays.
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