We hope that you and your children have had a very enjoyable Easter break, and we would like to welcome everyone back for the summer term.
The summer 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 Light followed by Plants, our Geography learning will concentrate on the U.K. and reasons for migration and our DT planning will focus on pneumatics. As History is taught chronologically, we will be moving onto learning about the Romans and their impact in Britain. In Art we will be exploring perspective. English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations.
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. Year 3 PE sessions are on a Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times; a plain white t-shirt, shorts and black pumps. PE kits can be purchased from the school office.
Swimming lessons will continue on a Wednesday afternoon with the two groups having the term split between them, to make sure they have equal time, a separate letter with the exact dates will be sent out detailing this.
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. Ability related spellings will continue to be given out during phonics – please note, your child may have a different teacher for phonics following assessments. Reading homework is also ongoing so if you could please make sure your child reads regularly at home, and completes one journal each week. Your support at home is so valuable with this, and helps your child make super progress – thank you, in advance!
We have much to be excited about for the summer term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the term, 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 Class teacher
Year 3 had an amazing day exploring Wroxeter Roman City. They were able to wander around the remains of the bathhouse and act out what it might have been like to be a Roman by working up a sweat and then having an imaginary dip in the Roman bath! They also explored a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii. While in the town house they were set a challenge to label each of the many rooms, solve the clues linked to the different building materials and they also dressed like a Roman which they all enjoyed.
While in the museum they learnt about the daily lives of the people who lived in Wroxeter by exploring the many artefacts on display.
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.