Year Three Newsletter


Greenholm Primary School

Year 3 Newsletter – Summer 2019


Literacy:
We will be investigating and writing newspaper reports as well as looking at a variety of myths and legends.  We will also be looking at non-chronological reports and linking them to our themes.

Numeracy:
The children will begin looking at measures including time and money.  They will continue to work on their times tables facts and look at different methods of working out the four calculations. They will also continue to look at how to use and apply the four calculations in solving problems. We will be looking at the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including looking at angles.  The children will be covering problem solving involving measure and time.  It would benefit the children in school, if they also worked on these at home.

Science:
The topics for the term are ‘Animals, including Humans’ and ‘Plants’.  The children will be investigating muscles and bones as well as the different food groups and healthy living.   In looking at plants, the children will be investigating what happens if plants do not have the necessary requirements for growth. This will be closely linked to the children’s numeracy work, as the children will be estimating, measuring and drawing conclusions from their results.

Topic:
This term the children will be learning about Roman Britain. We will also be looking at the geography of various different European countries and comparing them to Britain.

ICT:
The children will be looking at sending email and will also learn how to use the coding program ‘Scratch’.

D.T:
The children will be investigating healthy eating and what makes a healthy snack. 

RE:
The children will be looking at stories from different religions about being courageous and will be considering being honest and truthful and how this is reflected in different faiths.

Music:
The children will be investigating pentatonic scales, compositions and notations.

Other Information:
Year 3 will be having a ROMAN DAY on Wednesday 3rd July.  Please make sure that children are dressed up as Romans to enjoy the activities that will occur throughout the day. 

Swimming and PE will continue to be on a Monday afternoon, with an additional PE session on Friday morning.

Forest schools will NO LONGER CONTINUE on a Friday.

Your child will be set their homework on a Thursday and MUST return it by TUESDAY the following week. 
Please make sure that your child changes their home reader at least once a week.

Thank you.