Year 3

Welcome to Year 3-Spring Term

Miss Iveson & Mrs Capper

 

This term our topic will be Which is the most expensive to buy, a Monet or Van Gogh painting?Year 3 learn about the lives of Impressionist artists Van Gogh and Monet. This will include researching about their lives and looking closely at France and The Netherlands, where they were born. Children will make comparisons about the two artists, researching about Impressionist art; its history and legacy.

Also, there will be the chance to discover whether they inspired each other artistically.

 

In Maths, we will recall and use multiplication and division facts for 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables. They will add and subtract amounts of money to give change and interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables

In English, our first Power of Reading text for this half term will be Varjak Paw, about a kitten who leaves his family to embark on frightening adventures.

 As part of our theme, children will be writing biographies and formal letters. Daily guided reading sessions will take place and these will focus on comprehension skills, fluency and developing reading for pleasure. Also, handwriting and spellings will be visited daily in order consolidate and develop further skills.

 

Please encourage your child to read things other than just their school reading book- books, magazines, articles online- anything! We have done a lot of work about enjoying reading and reading because you enjoy it in class and hope this is evident at home. This doesn’t just mean the children reading on their own- we have a class reader which either Mrs Capper or I read aloud to our class and the children love it so if there is opportunity for bedtime reading I’m sure all Year 3 children would love that too! 

PE is every Thursday so please make sure that P.E. kits including footwear (trainers or pumps) and that they are in school at all times. Reading books are expected in every day. We ask that our children practice their times tables and read their reading books every night. This term is going to be a great one with lots of exciting things to do and learn!

 

 Miss Briers will teach Y3 on a Monday morning.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 3 teaching team. 

Thank you for your continued support.