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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

The Year 3 team

Spring term 2022

Dates for diaries

Tuesday 4th Jan – Pupils return to school

Monday 7th Feb – Online safety week

Friday 18th Feb – Break up for half term

Monday 28th Feb – Staff training day

Tuesday 29th Feb Pupils return to school

Wednesday 2nd March – Parents’ evening

Thursday 3rd March – Parents’ evening

Friday 18th March – Comic Relief

Friday 8th April – Easter hat parade and break up for Easter holiday

Further dates will be added as the year goes on. We will communicate these via email and the school newsletter.

Welcome to Spring!

Hello and welcome to Spring term in Year 3! We are looking forward to another exciting term of learning. Say hello to our team:

3B – Mrs Barlow and Mrs Jenkins

3E – Mr Evans and Mrs Jenkins

3H – Mr Hall

Y3 TAs – Mrs Parton and Mrs Williams

Should you need to speak with your child’s teacher please send an email to: enquiry@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk

For appointments or absences from school please call the office or send an email to: attendance@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk

P.E.

Wednesday and Thursday

Library

Year 3 will visit the library on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their borrowed book in their bag ready to return. Your child will also change their class reading book on this day.

 

 

Visits and visitors

This term, we are intending to visit Nature in Art, a museum and art gallery at Wallsworth Hall in Gloucester. This special place is dedicated exclusively to art inspired by nature in all forms, styles and media. The museum has twice been specially commended in the National Heritage Museum of the Year Awards. This visit will enrich our experience of the art curriculum about fruit tiles and flower making. If you’d like a sneak peak, go here: https://natureinart.org.uk/

The Year 3 Team are very excited about our first school trip for a long time, and the opportunity to work with real artists! More details will follow soon once dates and prices have been confirmed.

Curriculum overview – Spring Term

English

Spring 1

Spring 2

This half term, our Power of Reading book will be a classic illustrated novel by Ted Hughes. We will also be looking at traditional tales from other cultures and will be studying the book ‘The Lion and the Unicorn and Other Hairy Tales’ by Jane Ray. The children will write in role, write to persuade, write and re-tell narratives and compare and contrast themes.

This half term, our Power of Reading book will be a beautifully illustrated non-fiction text exploring the history of Earth. We will also be studying the poetry of Joseph Coelho and looking at his poetry in the book ‘Werewolf Club Rules’. The children will write poetry, narrative descriptions, non-chronological reports and write in role.

Maths

Multiplication and division: 2 digits x and ÷ 1 digit e.g. 24 x 2, 48 ÷ 2  

(Revision: 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 8s and 10s, x and ÷, using TT Rock Stars to practice)

Money: Adding and subtracting pounds, pence and finding change

Statistics: Pictograms, bar charts and tables

Measurement: Length and perimeter

Fractions: Finding equal parts and amounts of the whole

(Revision: Finding half, quarter, third, unit and non-unit fractions, equivalence of half and two-quarters, counting in fractions)

Science

Rocks

History

Roman Britain – Change arrives

Geography

Journeys – How many miles has our food travelled?

Music

Instruments of the orchestra

Art

Fruit tiles and flower making

DT

Food – Healthy and varied diets

PE

Athletics and tennis

Ball skills and rugby

Computing

Touch typing

Email

Branching databases

RE

Judaism

Islam

PSHE

Jigsaw – Dreams and Goals

Homework will be set weekly and will focus on key skills, such as reading, spelling, handwriting, times tables and maths through Sumdog and Times Tables Rock Stars.

     

 

Recommended reads for Year 3

Here are some books that we recommend for reading for pleasure. Look out for them in the library or our online bookshop: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/BVPSbookshop.

Autumn term 2021

The Year 3 team includes: Mrs Barlow, Mr Evans, Mr Hall, Mrs Jenkins, Mrs Parton and Mrs J Williams.

We are really excited to work with you this year and are looking forward to getting to know your children.

 

P.E

PE will be on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their PE kit in accordance with the uniform policy on these days.

Library

We will be visiting the library on a Thursday. Your child will bring home a library book and their school reading book on this day. All children will be issued with a new reading book on a Thursday, and it is expected to be returned the following Thursday.

Equipment

Please ensure that your child has a suitable coat for the Autumn weather. The only things your child needs to bring are a school rucksack (or similar small bag), a school water bottle (available for £3 from the school office), their reading books and homework if necessary and a fruit or veg snack for breaktime if they would like.

 

We will be available after school if you have any questions, via phone or at the email address: enquiry@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk. Please report any absences via: attendance@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk. Thanks, The Year 3 Team

Visits and visitors

To support our history project about the Stone Age, Year 3 will be welcoming a special visitor to school to teach the children about life in the Stone Age. They will be running interactive workshops with each class throughout the morning on Monday 27th September. This will cost around £4 per child (this will be finalised in the further communication that will be coming out shortly). The visit will inform part of our English learning and link to our Power of Reading book, and the children will write about their experience the following day. We are excited to meet our visitor and are sure the children will be too!

Curriculum overview

Recommended reads for Year 3

Here are some books that we recommend for your reading for pleasure. Make sure to look out for them in the library or bookshop. We will make further recommendations as the year progresses and build a class reading river to show the books that we enjoy reading the most.

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