Year 3

Year 3

Teacher:                Ms Mullen

Support Staff:        Mrs Watkins


English

We have commenced this term by reading the book Pea Boy and other stories from Iran by Elizabeth Laird and Shirin Adl.

Summary

This book contains a number of folk stories relating to Iran and the middle east, usually ending with a moral message.  We have commenced by reading Miss Cockroach and Mr Mouse, which has rich vocabulary, repeated phrases and beautiful illustrations.

TOPIC

We are identifying the main achievements of three Ancient Civilisations this half term:  Mesopotamia (Sumarians), Indus Valley and the Shang Dynasty.  We will also be investigating Ancient Egypt in greater depth after half term.

We will also be linking  design and technology to the Ancient Egyptians topic to further engage the children by making and Egyptian Death mask.

SCIENCE

We are learning about :

Forces 

Different types of forces including magnets and various investigations.

Plants

What plants need to grow, the functions of the different parts of a plant, pollination, seed formation and the various types of seed dispersal.

Music – Again this term we are extremely fortunate to have a team of expert muscians from the London Borough of Greenwich Music Hub, teaching the children the djembe drum, ukulele and the trumpet.

A TREAT!

Watch the ukulele group strumming their chords!

Swimming – The children’s swimming lessons at Thamesmere pool are on Tuesday morning.  Please ensure that your child has their towel, costume/shorts and swimming hat, £1.10 to purchase from Thamesmere pool reception.  (goggles not permitted).

PE and Swimming Health and Safety – please ensure that your child does not wear earings on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, when these activities take place.

 Homework timetable:

Monday:  Spelling

Tuesday:  Grammar (to be written in their text book and bought in on Wednesday morning)

Wednesday:  Maths – Mathletics (on line maths resource), number bonds and times tables

Thursday:  Reading

Friday: Maths and Science

In addition to the above, there will often be random homework set (usually in the form of mathematics work that may have been covered on that particular day, to consolidate learning), which may take the form of a worksheet to consolidate work covered during the day’s maths lesson.

Further, your child has been given a password for SPAG.com (a spelling and grammar tool) and again, tests will be set  throughout the term.

Finally,  just to draw your attention to Bug Club, the excellent online reading resource children have access to.  Providing reading material both fiction and non-fiction and comprehension questions to further develop your childs understanding of a text.

 

Please click the link below to view our curriculum map for the year 2016-2017.