Welcome to 3K!
Teacher- Mrs Kay
Teaching Assistant – Miss Pike
Our topic for this half term is the Geography of the United Kingdom. We will learn about the countries and counties that make up the UK. We will also learn about UK cities, direction and how to use an atlas.
In Literacy we will focus on writing playscripts. We will read the play version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and work on writing our own plays using the appropriate features.
In Maths we will study a variety of topics. We will learn the formal written methods of multiplication and division as well as measurements and fractions. We are also continually working on developing our reasoning and problem solving skills.
In Science we are continuing to explore magnets and will conduct experiments to test a magnet’s strength. We will also make predictions as to whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.
3K has PE on both Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure children always have their full PE kit at school and remember that earrings are not allowed to be worn during PE lessons.
*Please note, that swimming for Year 3s will begin after the Easter holidays and will last until the end of the school year. It will be every Monday afternoon for all of the Summer Term. More information to follow.
Topic overview for the year:
Autumn 1 – Stone Age
Autumn 2 – Our World - Rivers
Spring 1 – Ancient Egypt
Spring 2 – Geography of the UK (Counties & Cities)
Summer 1 – Romans
Summer 2 – Spain
Dates for your diaries:
Friday 10th March 2017 - Book Week Dress Up Day (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme)
Monday 27th March - Thursday 30th March- Parent Consultation Week (please see Mrs Kay for an appointment)
It is important for parents/carers to encourage children to do their best on their homework, including listening to them read for about 15 minutes every night. Homework helps the students to consolidate their learning and become more confident in the reading, writing, and maths.
Homework is handed out on Fridays, with the exception of spelling lists which are given on Mondays.
Spellings - practise every day (Test on Friday)
Literacy (due Thursday)
Mental Maths part B & C (due Thursday)