Welcome to the final term of Year 3! (wow it's whizzed by!!)
I hope you enjoy reading our class page. Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Latest news will be updated fortnightly on a Thursday.
Your teaching team will be Miss Ghassempour, Mrs Wood and Mrs Questa. Mrs Wood will be our teaching assistant and she will be with us Monday – Friday mornings. Mrs Questa will teach Year 3 on a Tuesday afternoon. PE will be on a Monday and Wednesday. Please continue to scroll down for further information regarding our PE coverage.
PE days this term are Monday and Wednesday. We will be doing athletics and outdoor and adventure games. Please make sure your child comes into school wearing their PE kit
We will aim to change school books on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Gymnastics / Dance / Indoor Games
Plain black shorts.
White school PE T-shirt provided by KoolKidz or a white round necked or polo T-shirt.
School tracksuit provided by KoolKidz or a plain black tracksuit.
White PE T-shirt provided by KoolKidz or a white round necked or polo T-shirt.
White or black trainers
When the weather is colder/wetter, please send your child in their tracksuit so they can keep warm at break and lunchtimes.
Friday 25th May 2018 - Break for Spring half term
Monday 4th June 2018 - Staff Training Day
Tuesday 5th June 2018 - School Reopens
Monday 18th June - Assessment Week (Reading and Maths)
Wednesday 20th June - Sports Day
Wednesday 4th July - Year 3 Roman Day in school
Monday 9th July - Transition Week
Friday 6th July - Reports home
Wednesday 25th July - Break for Summer holidays
As we come to the end of the Summer Term I would like to say thank you for all the help and support that has been given to year 3 across the year and for making my first year at Collingham a brilliant one! if possible can children bring in an extra carrier bag (preferably a bag for life!) on the last day of term (Wednesday) for any extra jumpers and books etc.
I hope everyone has a fabulous summer, and looking forward to seeing you all again in September! :)
Homework Expectations-Please see the front of Learning Logs
Every Week the Learning Log homework will be stuck into your child's Learning Log. On there will be Maths, English and Topic work, We also ask that you practise spellings with your children from their Read Write Inc. spelling log books, which should go home every night and then come back to school the following morning.
Topic homework will be shared with the class. Completed homework will be shared with the class or marked in the way highlighted on the learning log page. We will go through the maths and English homework during the maths and English lesson on the due date and any questions can be asked then. It is really important that the homework is completed and in class on the due date to ensure we can go through it with the work in front of the children so that we can help with any questions.
Please make sure all work goes into the Learning Log and is stuck down. If your child has made a large piece, such as a model, that won't stick into the Learning Log, please leave a space and we will put a photo of the work there instead.
Curriculum this half term
Our Topic this term will be the Roman Empire
I can describe events from the past using dates when things happened.
I can use a timeline within History to set out the order that things may have happened.
I can use research skills to find answers to specific historical questions.
I can research in order to find similarities and differences between two or more periods of history.
Explanations, Descriptive narrative writing-focus on characters and settings, letter writing
Can I use the correct tense in my writing?
Can I write narrative with a clear structure, setting and plot?
Can I use a range of sentences with more than one clause by using a range of conjunctions?
Can I begin to use paragraphs?
Can I express time, place and cause by using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions?
Can I use headings and sub headings correctly?
Can I edit, redraft and check my writing?
Multiplication and division
-I can recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3x 4x and 8x table
- I can multiply a 2 digit number by a multiple of 10 eg. 13 x 20 = using mental methods
-I can solve problems involving multiplication and division.
I can add and subtract measures using length, mass and volume.
Geometry an measures
-I can identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines.
I know the number of seconds in a minute, I know the number of days in each month, year and leap year.
I can compare the duration of events.
-I can count up and down in tenths
-I recognise and can find fractions of objects
-I can compare and order fractions
- I can add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.
In Science this half term we will be looking at light.
I can describe what dark is (the absence of light)
I can explain that light is needed in order to see.
I can explain that light is reflected from a surface.
I can explain and demonstrate how a shadow is formed.
I can explore shadow size and explain.
I can explain the danger of direct sunlight and how to keep protected.
I can use the Internet safely, understanding the risks associated with Internet use
I can find relevant information by browsing a menu
I can search for an image, copy it and paste it into a document
I can use 'Save picture as' to save an image to the computer
I can copy and paste text into a document
I can use note taking skills to decide what to copy into my own work
RE this half term will be taught by Miss Ghassempour.
This half term, PE lessons will be athletics and outdoor and adventurous.
PSHCE/British Values-Updated shortly