Year 3 (Bramley) 2021 - 2022
Year 3 Class Teacher
Dear parents and guardians,
I hope you all had a lovely Easter break.
A few reminders:
> Reading challenge; note down in your child's reading record each time they read at home with you
> Homework; sent out each Friday, and must be returned the following Wednesday
> Library day is Wednesday - children must bring their library book back on Wednesday to swap for a new one
A short overview of the Summer term is below.
For English, we will be focusing on a text called The Firework Makers Daughter. This will include writing a detailed description from a character’s point of view. In the last two weeks we will develop our understanding of newspaper report writing and finally write a newspaper report on the fires in Pompeii, which also links to our geography module.
This term we will be covering the following topics:
- Angles and properties of shapes
- Measuring capacity
In the Rocks, Relics and Rumbles project, your child will learn about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. They will also investigate soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning. They will have the opportunity to use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude and a compass to learn about the cardinal and intercardinal points. They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.
In the Plant Nutrition and Reproduction project, your child will learn to link plant structure to function and identify plant parts associated with water transport and reproduction. They will build on prior learning, naming and describing the function of different parts of flowering plants, including the roots, stems, leaves and flowers. Your child will observe fibrous roots and taproots and investigate how water and nutrients are transported in plants. Your child will create the life cycle of a flowering plant and learn the parts and functions of flower parts. They will ask scientific questions about pollination and research to find the answers. They will learn about seed formation and dispersal and identify how the structure of seeds aid dispersal.
Design and technology:
This project will teach children about the purpose, structure and design features of greenhouses, and will compare the work of two significant greenhouse designers. The pupils will learn techniques to strengthen structures and use tools safely. Finally, they will design and construct a mini greenhouse.
This term we will be revisiting the meet and greet section of Spanish to consolidate our learning.
This terms focus is on Sikhism and the big question we will be answering is, “How important is sharing for Sikhs?”. Within this we will be covering the theme of charity and its importance.
This term we will be playing football and practicing our Tudor dance skills.
There are 2 PE sessions each week; Tuesday and Friday.
On PE days the children are expected to come to school in their PE kits:
- Bottle green shorts
- Red Pippins t-shirt
- Socks (if children wear tights regularly)
- Black/Grey/Navy jogging bottoms
- Sweat band (if needed to cover a religious bracelet)
Please make sure that children are not wearing any jewellery on PE days apart from for religious reasons.
I know it's going to be a brilliant term and I can't wait to get started. As always, if you have any problems or questions, please feel free to send me an email at email@example.com or call the school office to make an appointment.
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