Year 3 Recent News
Upcoming Dates & Events for Year 3
Welcome to Year 3!
In the event of school closure or children having to self-isolate we will be using online platforms to deliver home learning. Guidance documents can be downloaded here:
Autumn Term 1 2021
Start and End Times
Drop off and pick up will be at the main gate. There will be a soft start to the school day with Year 3 children arriving from 8:45 – 8:55 and going straight to their classrooms. Parents are able to come on site at the end of the day to pick up their children who will line up near the main gate.
Your child can bring in healthy snacks for playtime – please remember that we are Sugar Smart school.
Welcome back to Kilmorie! We have missed you all over the summer. This term we are hoping to make your time at school as normal as possible.
Our topic for this half term is The Street Beneath My Feet.
Here We Are
The Street Beneath My Feet (instruction writing, non-chronological report). We are focusing on writing to inform.
|Maths||Place value, addition and subtraction, reasoning and problem solving, reading and writing numbers, mental maths.|
|Science||Rocks and Soils (investigating the uses of different types of rocks, researching the world land masses)|
|Computing||Explain the importance of e-safety and effective use of search engines|
|Art/DT||Using charcoal and pastels to create volcanoes.|
|Geography||Using atlases and aerial maps to explore continents and oceans|
|PSHE||Understanding our place in the world|
|MFL||Greetings and numbers|
We will continue to incorporate mindfulness and the daily mile into our daily routine in order to help the children with their focus and resilience.
Each Friday a learning letter will be emailed to you, highlighting what we have been learning that week and giving some ideas for extending this learning at home.
Please remember it is really important to encourage your child to read at home and to discuss their reading with you.
This term PE will take place on the following days:
|Class||Indoor PE||Outdoor PE|
|Fiona & Sarah||Tuesday||Wednesday|
|Outdoor PE kit: tracksuit trousers; T-shirt; trainers; jumper if cold.|
|Indoor PE: shorts; T-shirt.
Remove all jewellery and tie long hair up.
PE kit can be left in school for the half term.
The children will be thinking about their place in the world, using the text Here We Are? by Oliver Jeffers for inspiration. This will lead into the changing land masses from the beginning of time!
We will be thinking about how the world has changed through the ages and the history that can be found beneath our feet.
Mental an Physical Wellbeing
This is something that we always try to focus on as a school, but as we return after what may have been challenging times, we are going to spend quality time looking at our mental well-being. Please speak to your teacher if you have any specific concerns.
The children can come to school on their PE days already wearing their kit. Alternatively, they can bring a PE kit to change into for PE sessions. Please remember that long hair will need to be tied back.
Children require shorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings and t-shirt.
Children require weather-appropriate clothing. Ensure they have a suitable jumper for when the weather is colder. They should have a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms or leggings. Please ensure they have suitable trainers for outdoor PE.
We are focusing on writing to inform this half term. We are going to begin by looking at volcanoes. We will unpick the features of instruction writing and non-chronological reports. We will be writing our own instructions on how to make a volcano. We will then develop our report writing skills to write a non-chronological report on the different types of volcanoes.
in Maths we will be deepening our understanding of place value. We will look at how to partition, order and compare numbers. We will then move onto using the column method for addition and subtraction. Throughout the year we will be learning mental strategies that can be used to answer questions.
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
in Science we will be exploring rocks and soils. We will learn about the different types of rocks and consider the characteristics of each type.
In RE we will be focusing on acts of peace across different religions. We will explore how land masses have changed over time.
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE
We will be using our oracy skills to discuss local, national and international issues.In French we will be learning how to greet each other and how to recite numbers up to twenty.
EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN
We will take inspiration from a range of artists to create Pop Art relating to our topic. The children will also have a weekly music lesson and singing assembly.
In computing we will be focusing on the importance of keeping safe online and when using apps.
Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.
This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.
Logins & passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.
If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held at the school Reception desk.BUG CLUB