Welcome to Year 3!
We are so excited to welcome all of you, our children and parents, to Year 3 this year and cannot wait to get started with our learning journey. We realise that it can feel like a big jump moving from KS1 to KS2 but we are here to make the transition as happy as possible. We just know we are going to have so much fun!
This term, we will begin with some really important activities where we will talk about ‘Growth Mindset’ and the ‘Power of Yet!’. We will design our own yetis so that whenever we are unsure or don’t believe in ourselves we have a reminder that we may not know something… YET!
We will be studying the wonderful book ‘The Iron Man’ in our English lessons and will be focusing on remembering what makes a good sentence and writing lots of descriptive sentences and narratives based on the book.
In maths, we are looking at ‘number’ with a focus on place value. We will be comparing, adding and subtracting 1, 2 and 3-digit numbers.
‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ is all about the ‘The Christian Family’ which is topic we love as it gives us the opportunity to find out all about your families and the things you enjoy doing together. We will also learn about the sacrament of Baptism later in the term.
As budding scientists, the children will be learning all about forces and magnets. In our fun lessons, we will explore forces, smooth and rough surfaces and magnets. There will also be the opportunity to plan and conduct scientific experiments. What fun!
PE will be on THURSDAYS this half term- please come to school in your PE kit. This should just be a plain T-shirt and plain shorts or bottoms (preferably white, blue or black). Please send your child in with a hoodie or sweatshirt on cooler days. Thank you for your co-operation.
Our theme topic for this term is ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’- just think ‘The CROODS’. We have so many fantastic activities planned we know the children will learn so much- cave painting, weapon making, food tasting! We cannot wait!
As the weather can be a mixed bag at this time of year, please ensure that your child comes in with appropriate clothing such as coats. Can we please ask that your children’s clothes are named as it is very difficult to keep track of everyone’s cardigans and jumpers and we appreciate it is frustrating when they go missing!
Book bags and water bottles need to be in school EVERY DAY please and your child is allowed to bring in a healthy snack for breaks as the wait until lunch is a little longer now in Y3.
Any problems or questions please do not hesitate to speak to us. We are always here to answer any questions or concerns and we really value our relationships with you as well as your wonderful children. You are able to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the school office.
We are looking forward to the year ahead!
Mrs Leeson, Mrs Grice and Mrs Gough xx