Mrs Orchard & Mrs Singh
Our theme for this half term is...
We are England
We will be learning all about...
This half term we will start by studying the poem ‘The Rivers Tale’ by Rudyard Kipling. We will be using language with increasing effort such as nouns, adjectives, adverbs and verbs. We will be creating our own repeating patterns to create our own poems with illustrations and performing them to our class.
We will then move on to our text ‘The Big Blue Whale’ by Nicola Davies. Here we will be using persuasive language, alliteration and repetition organizing our writing using subheadings and opening and closing statements in order to produce our final piece - an informative article persuading the protection of the blue whale.
You could help at home by encouraging your child to access reading plus, practicing spellings and practicing handwriting.
This half term we will be learning about Lent. We will be making Lent promises, discovering and interpreting the feelings and moods of the crowds, the disciples, Pharisee and Jesus on Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.
PSHE - Citizenship
We will be learning to.
- Explain that children have rights and how these benefit them.
- Explain the responsibilities adults have for supporting children’s rights.
- Discuss the benefits of recycling.
- Recognise some of the different groups within the local community and how they use local buildings.
- Explain how charities support the local community.
- Describe how democracy works locally and how this affects us.
- Recognise the need for rules and the consequences of breaking rules.
In maths we will begin our unit on fractions. Learning the denominator the numerator and the whole, counting in fractions and looking at equivalent fractions.
We will then move onto mass where we will be measuring in kg and g and comparing equivalent mass and adding and subtracting mass.
We will then move onto time. We will be learning Roman numerals, telling the time to the nearest minute using a digital clock, using am and pm and telling the time on a 24 hour clock. We will also be looking at duration.
With your child at home you can help them by finding real life examples to encourage using their maths knowledge.
Learning Logs are due in on the first day of each new term.
Homework is to be sent out and returned via Class Dojo.
End of half term
Our Class Author
Over the course of Year 3 the children will be exposed to (through class read or guided reading sessions) the following books by Roald Dahl.
The Killer cat
The return of the Killer cat
Bills new frock
Our theme this half term is This is England. We will be naming and locating counties and cities in the UK. Identifying human and physical features characteristics of the UK and how some of these aspects have changed over time. We will use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.
In Science, we will be learning plants. We will be identifying and describing the function of different parts of plants. Investigating what plants require to grow and how that varies from plant to plant. Investigate how water is transported within plants and explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants.
Please ask your child questions about their learning at home and ask them about key vocabulary they have been learning.