Year 3 Spring 2017

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the new year at Little Sutton Primary School.  We hope you enjoyed the Christmas holiday and we look forward to working with you and your child in 2017.

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Spring term.  We have also written a reminder with regards to dinner money, medication and equipment needed in school.  Details with regards to homework are also included.

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework to a high standard and return it on time as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need.

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the Spring term.

 

Mathematics

Multiplication and division

Measures including: time, perimeter and length

Fractions

Review of addition and subtraction

 

English

Explore the work of one author.

Traditional stories and poetry.

Dictionaries and thesauruses.

Spellings will be taught and tested weekly.

 

Science

Light, shadow, reflection absorption and safety.

Magnets- the forces of magnets, attraction and grouping of magnetic material.

 

Geography

World Countries – Europe, North & South America and the key physical features.  Also an in depth study of Egypt and the River Nile linked to History topic.

 

History (2nd Half Term)

The Egyptians; Location of Egypt and influence of the Nile on ancient Egyptians, Culture and deities of Ancient Egypt.

Art (1st Half Term)

Explore how shape and colour can be organised and combined to create patterns for different purposes.

Experiment with printing techniques.

ICT

Comic-strip makers –linked to the Egyptian Gods

Research linked to Geography; different world countries and main physical features.

Design & Technology

Shadow puppet theatre

RE

Developing pupils’ awareness of ‘Being Fair & Just’

PE

Creative dance, moving to music.

Swimming will take place on Fridays – 3CH up to February half term and then 3TV

PE will take place on Thursday & Fridays

 

Music

The Orchestra- investigating different instruments

Pitch & dynamics

Homework

Children have homework set every week which they record in their homework diaries; this will also be on the new school website. The set homework is to read three times a week, which needs to be recorded in Reading diary, learn spellings for weekly test on a Monday and practise Numeracy passport target for Wednesday test. The weekly class timetable test will continue to be completed on Monday mornings. Reading and homework diaries are checked every Monday but do need to be in school every day.

Please could parents remind their children to complete their homework on time and sign the diaries at the end of each week. Many thanks for your support in this area – it is very much appreciated.

 

Dinner money

Please pay dinner money via your ParentPay account if possible or put money in an envelope with your child’s name and the amount enclosed on the front.  Cost of dinners this year is £2.15 per day.

 

Medication

Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date.

Class information 

  • Parents Evening Thursdays 9th and 16th February
  • Please ensure that all of your child’s PE kit is named and that pumps are the correct size. PE this term will be on a Friday and Thursday. Could all clothing and belongings please be re-named as names labels do fade and many are becoming difficult to read.

On a Tuesday afternoon, while the Year 3 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment, the children will enjoy an hour of French and an hour of Art.

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year.

Mrs Hawkes & Mr Viollet