Welcome to Year 3!
We have had a fantastic start and everyone is very excited about some of the amazing things we are going to be doing.
The Year 3 parent/teacher meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 10th September at 18:30. We hope to see all of you there for some key information for the year and to introduce ourselves to you all.
This term in Maths we are going to be focusing on Place Value.
We will be learning to identify the hundreds, tens and ones in a number, as well comparing, ordering and representing numbers in a variety of ways.
We will continue to practice the Year 2 times tables this year: 2s 5s and 10s, as well as learning our Year 3 times tables: 3s 4s and 8s.
Each child will be sent home with a username and password for Prodigy. This is a game that aims to consolidate and extend children's mathematical understanding. Children that had the opportunity to try this last year have thoroughly enjoyed it. Over the Summer holidays, one year group alone managed to answer nearly 5000 maths questions between them! A fantastic result, one that sparked the children's imagination, developed children's knowledge and understanding, and provided a wealth of data and feedback to teachers.
This term in Literacy we are going to start by looking at a number of books by the author and illustrator: Micheal Foreman. If you have any books by Foreman, please feel free to send them in and we can look at them together as a class.
We will be developing our knowledge of punctuation over the coming weeks, specifically, speech marks and commas, as well as consolidating our knowledge of capital letters, full stops, questions marks, and exclamation marks.
We will also be starting to learn and practice the Year 3/4 statutory spelling words, both in school and through homework.
Our topic this term is: Countries, Climates and Cultures.
This topic is heavily focused on Geography, particularly rivers, mountains and coasts. We will also be practicing our map skills, alongside learning about other cultures in the world.
If you have any specialities, jobs, artefacts etc. that you think may be interesting or useful in class in regards to this topic, please don't hesitate to let Mr. Benham know. We are always keen for children to experience the most interactive, hands-on approach to learning that they can.