SUMMER TERM 2
Hello and welcome back Year 3! We hope you have had a fabulous Half Term break and enjoyed as much sunshine and fresh air as you could!
For our final half term in Year 3, we have a fabulous project planned and are really looking forward to all the fun and learning we will complete! This term is so important to make the most of all we have learned in Year 3 and prepare ourselves for Year 4.
We will be starting our new Cornerstones project, ‘Emperors & Empires’ where we will step back into the past when the Roman Empire was the most powerful and influential civilisation in the world. Who were the Romans and how come they were so successful in invading and ‘romanising’ the countries they invaded? When did they invade Britain and was everybody happy to see them?
Our class novel this term will be The Day The Screens Went Blank. Can you imagine a world with no screens? No XBox, no TV, no tablets or computers, no phones – no tech basically! What would living in that world look like, feel like? Well .. Stella (the main character) and her family discover that actually being away from screens might not be the WORST THING EVER, and even though they might not be able to rely on technology anymore, they can rely on each other instead.
As writers we will be looking at the tool writer’s use to create a brilliant, interesting and informative – non chronological report. Our model text is called The Roman Empire so it links nicely with our topic.
As mathematicians, we’ll be developing our understanding of fractions: counting in tenths, adding and subtracting fractions, equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions, comparing fractions with different denominators, finding fractions of whole numbers as part of a set and applying content knowledge to word problems.
Please remember to access TT Rockstars. Children at the end of Year 3 should be fluent with the 2x 3x 4x 5x 8x and 10x tables. Practise. Practise. Practise.
We love reading at Southill and it continues to be an important part of the Year 3 day. Please ensure that your child reads at home daily and that this is recorded in their reading record. Your child’s reading book and reading record need to be sent into school daily to enable us to read at school, change books and monitor your child’s reading progress.
All PE will be taught outside and will involve a wide range of sports. We aim to do PE on a Friday. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every day.
Remember to check the Home Learning section every Friday to practice your spellings and maths facts for your tests the following week.
If you have any questions, queries or photos that you would like to share please email us at:
Mr Price and Mrs Wood.