Welcome to Year Three
Spring Term 2020
No time to waste…another wonderful half term planned for Year Three. The children will carry on developing all of their ‘Learning Powers’ as they continue their learning journey in Key Stage Two.
Class Text- We will be reading a range of Shakespeare stories, such as: Macbeth, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. These child-friendly adaptations of the famous works of Shakespeare will get the children laughing, crying and on the edge of their seats…
Topic- Our topic this half term is incredible. It’s called ‘Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog’. . We will be making potions, creating snapshots of Shakespeare’s stories in a shoebox and performing our very own rendition of Macbeth on the stage for your entertainment. For more details about this action-packed topic, see the curriculum overview.
Writing- In writing this half term, the children will be learning about diary entries. What would Macbeth or his wife write in secret? That’s for the children to decide. We will also research and write about William Shakespeare, producing biographies about this legendary writer, poet and performer. The children will also explore some poetry as they write their very own magical potion.
Maths- In maths, the children will be learning lots about:
- Picture and bar graphs
- Lines and Shapes
Home Learning- We will be continuing to set home learning via the school website as it is more environmentally friendly and a more efficient way of communicating. Your child will be required to:
- read daily
- learn five spellings (taken from the statutory framework) each week ready to be tested on Friday
- times tables each week ready to be tested on Friday
- Look at the ‘Knowledge Organiser’ which will help them access and learn more to do with our topic.
Home learning can have a significant impact on your child’s progress; therefore we advise that you frequently check the website for information.
Physical Education- PE in Year Three is taught on a Tuesday. As British weather can be unpredictable, we advise that your child has their PE kit in every day. The children will also be continuing their swimming lessons at Weymouth Swimming Pool this half term.
If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also come and speak to me after school or leave a message at the office.