Year Three

 
Welcome to Year 3!

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Literacy

Next half terms topic is......

Star Wars!




We will be designing and describing our own spaceship and writing about where it could take us. We will be using expanded noun phrases to provide a detailed description. For our non - fiction writing, we will be looking writing a set of instructions on how to stay safe in our spaceships and our fiction writing will focus on writing a story about an adventure in space.

Maths

Knowledge of times tables is important. Please make sure you are rehearsing your times tables regularly so that you know them. The times tables that we will be focussing on in Year 3 will be the 3 x 4 x and 8 x table. There will be a review of the 2 x 5 x 10 x and 11 x tables as well, so make sure you practice those as well.

This half term, we will be reviewing place value, counting in 10s, 50s and 100s, and mutlitplying and dividing by 10 and 100.

Science



To link in with our Literacy and Topic work, Science will focus on light. We will be learning about the following:

Recognising that light is needed in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.
Light is reflected from surfaces.
Light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect our eyes.
Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object.
Finding patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

Our regular PE slot is now back to Mondays. Please make sure your PE kit is in every week.



Homework
Please remember all homework must be completed and handed in on a Thursday. Daily reading is also part of the weekly homework. Please make sure your child's reading diary is signed each day.