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Welcome to Year 3.
Reading Challenge Books
Hello everyone and welcome to Year 3.
In our English lessons we will be reading the poem The Spider and the Fly to inform the children’s writing. The children will be describing settings and characters as well as retelling and innovating the story through narratives. Later in the term, we will be writing newspaper reports based around the Christmas story.
Last half term, we were consolidating and deepening the children’s knowledge of place value. We did this concretely through using Dienes equipment and place value counters to prove and justify our thoughts. This half term, we will be applying this knowledge to addition and subtraction through exchanging
In year 3 we have carefully selected a set of books which are appropriately challenging and interesting for the children. Please continue to encourage
your children to read these as they will develop their fluency and vocabulary. If the children read six books each half term they will receive a half termly reading challenge certificate. Please support and encourage your child to foster a lifelong love of reading.
PE is a vital part of the school curriculum. This half term PE
will be on Mondays and Tuesdays. However, your child’s PE kit should be brought into school this week and remain here until Christmas to be washed. All children are
required to wear full school PE kit, which is available from the school office.
In history this half term, we are very excited to be learning about the Ancient Egyptians.
We will be learning about the significance of the River Nile, which will be accompanied by our learning in geography. We also be investigating what life was like in Ancient Egypt and using sources to help us.
Our learning in geography will be focussed on rivers. We will be learning to identify different parts of a river and explain their functions which will will consolidate in our exciting trip to the Tames Barrier. We will also be learning about the water cycle and making a water cycle in a bag!