We hope that you and your children have had a very enjoyable Christmas break, and we would like to welcome everyone back to the New Year.
The spring term is always a busy time for children in Year 3 with lots of new learning taking place as well as consolidating previously learnt skills. In our Science work we will be studying rocks and soils followed by magnets, our Geography learning will concentrate on local area and Europe and our DT learning will focus on designing objects from the Celts. As History is taught chronologically, we will be moving onto learning about the Celts and in Art, we will be making models of the Alps. English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations.
For more details about our learning this term, please click on the Spring Term Curriculum Overview.
Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times; a plain white t-shirt, shorts and black pumps. Group 1 will be going swimming in the first half term so they will need their swimming kits each Wednesday starting 16th January. Please refer to your separate letter for swimming groups and dates.
Children in Year 3 receive regular homework, Purple Homework books will be continued and spellings will be given out each Wednesday and tested on the following Wednesday. Your support at home is so valuable with this, and helps your child make super progress – thank you! Ability related spellings will continue to be given out during phonics – please note, your child may have a different teacher for phonics following assessments.
We have much to be excited about for the spring term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to me, either after school or by making an appointment via the school office.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs B Turner
Year 3 had a fabulous day of learning when they visited Jaguar Land Rover on the i54.
After being split into two groups they were treated to a tour of the site, by the very friendly staff, where they learnt how different parts of the Jaguar engine were assembled by both machines and humans. They then put their science learning to the test while completing a workshop exploring friction using a car on a range of surfaces. Skills of predicting, investigating and measuring were all successfully used.
The afternoon brought the Engenious Challenge! Here the children were set the challenge of working in a team to build a four cylinder internal combustion engine with moving pistons and a crankshaft. Year 3 showed great teamwork and perseverance throughout the challenge and all groups managed to build a working engine - we may have some future engineers in Year 3!
Thank you to all the Jaguar staff for making our day fun and educational @JLREducation
Year 3 have been having fun with their science learning.
They explored making their own skeletons using twigs and sticks in the outdoors. They then compared their creations with an actual skeleton, before moving on to naming the different bones.