This term our topic theme is Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, which will also feature in our music and artwork. Below you will find an overview of the term for your information with a PDF download option in the link underneath the picture. We are looking forward to an exciting term of learning ahead and to sharing it with you via ClassDojo, both class stories and children’s individual portfolios.
We’d like to say a big ‘hello’ to all our new children and families joining us in Chestnut and Rowan this year. We really enjoyed welcoming the children back into school on Monday and it was lovely to see all of them smiling and excited to be back after the summer break.
Our PE day will be Friday. Please can you ensure your child has a full PE kit in school, clearly labelled so they can participate fully in our PE activities. Please could you also remove any jewellery (e.g. earrings, etc.) before the children come into school.
The classrooms can be very warm with everyone busy learning, so please could we ask that your child has a named water bottle in school each day to keep them hydrated and able to learn.
As a reminder, the school day starts at 8.30 am and finishes at 3.00pm. Please aim to arrive at school at 8.30am as important Start of Day activities take place during the time before assembly and we would like all children to benefit from the maximum amount of learning time.
We look forward to getting to know you all over the next few weeks. If you have any queries, please direct them to your class teacher via ClassDojo or phone/email the office.
The Year 3 Team
Chestnut – Mr R Houghton, Miss L Hatwell and Miss K Lowe Rowan – Miss N Ryan and Mrs C Gunn
So this is it, the final term of the year and we cannot wait to see you back! We have an exciting term to look forward to as we learn, play and continue to create great memories in our time together.
We are continuing with our theme about the Romans and we will see this particularly as part of our English non-fiction learning, building on what we have learned so far. Although we have moved on from plants, we will continue to look after our vegetable beds and plats, but our science focus will move on to ‘Light’, learning how it helps us, reflections, shadows and some fun investigations along the way. In RE, we will be returning to dive deeper into the Sikh faith and look out how Sikh people worship and celebrate. We will continue to focus on reading, with all children reading to an adult every day (please also continue to read at home everyday for 10 minutes) in addition to whole class reading and small group guided reading sessions. In maths, our focus returns to fractions to refresh our lockdown learning and build on this. We will also be looking at time and shape. We are looking forward to sharing our adventures with you on our ClassDojo pages.
Welcome back everyone! We are looking forward to an exciting term learning, playing and creating memories together.
We will be looking at the Romans this term, how they impacted Britain and their legacy. Our science focus is ‘Plants’ and we are looking forward to carrying out various experiments and getting outside to work on the freshly restored vegetable beds (thank you Mrs Gunn!). In RE, we will be looking at what happened after Easter when Jesus spent time with His disciples before ascending to heaven and sending them the gift of the Holy Spirit. We will continue to focus on reading, with all children reading to an adult every day (please also continue to read at home a minimum of 4 times a week for 10 minutes) in addition to whole class reading and small group guided reading sessions. In maths, our focus is money as we recap place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. We are looking forward to sharing our adventures with you on our ClassDojo pages.
After starting the term with home learning, it is so good to have all the children back in school to learn together, play together and create lasting memories together – a huge ‘Welcome back everyone!’
This term our theme is Anglo-Saxons and Vikings with activities across many subjects, including English, reading and art. Below you can find an overview of the term – there’s also a PDF download available. As we build up to Easter, our class worship is focused around Jesus’ teaching. In addition, we are also studying Christianity in our RE and asking the big question ‘Why do Christians call the day Jesus died Good Friday?’ We look forward to sharing our learning with you on our ClassDojo pages.