Welcome back, I hope your Easter break was lovely. We have excitedly started our work this term and the children have shown that they are eager to progress in their learning. This letter details some of the things your child will be covering over the coming term, as well as how you can support them at home.
Year Three is the time when your child will consolidate all their learning from Key Stage One and begin to apply their knowledge in more depth. It is a delight to watch the children grow in confidence both socially and academically throughout the year.
Our new homework structure is proving to be a roaring success, thank you for the fabulous support you have given your children at home. Please also continue the great support we have been given, to ensure every child reads daily and learns weekly spellings, at home.
While the particular areas of focus are in reading, writing and maths, there is a continued effort to ensure that the children remain enthusiastic about learning through exploring exciting topics. Our topic for the summer term is the ‘Bold, Brave and Beautiful’. Various curriculum areas will be covered throughout the topic including history, geography, science and art. In particular we will be having a focus on the Romans, beginning with a fantastic trip to Chester to learn all about Roman life. We will be learning about what the past was like; how Romans lived and what artefacts from Roman life we still use today, as clues to the past. The children will start to learn about forces and we will focus on glass as part of this.
In Maths we will be begin learning about time. We need to be able to tell the time on both analogue and digital clocks and be confident telling time to the nearest minute. We are expected to already know how many seconds there are in a minute, minutes in an hour and hours in a day. Also we should know how many days there are in the week and how many days there are in each month. We should know how many weeks there are in a year and how many months there are in a year. We will also be exploring perimeter, shapes, angles and line.
Our English work will be based around the text ‘Escape from Pompeii’. We will focus on poetry, recounts and performance. Supported by in-depth work on language, sentence structures, grammar and punctuation. Given a purpose through the reading of the work of other authors, and the evaluations of their work.
We are looking forward to seeing the progress the children will make this term. If you have any questions please do come and discuss them with either of us.
Miss Griffiths Miss Bird