Year 3

new  What’s happening this half term?

English

In English we are reading an intriguing book called Leon and the Place Between! Leon wants to prove to his brothers and sister that magic really exists, He volunteers to be in Abdul Kazam’s magic show and gets transported to a mysterious world.

During this unit, we will do lots of amazing vocabulary work – building on our learning and aiming high to write more complex sentences! We are working towards writing a persuasive letter, pretending that we are Leon persuading his brothers and sister to follow him into a world of magic.  

We will finish the half term by reading a book called Orion and the Dark – Orion is scared of A LOT of things, but most of all he’s scared of the dark. So one night Dark decides to take Orion on an adventure. It is a fabulous story that the children will love!

Throughout all our writing we will be aiming high to write with great detail and description – adding subordinate clauses and opening sentences in different ways to add variety to our writing. 

Maths

In Maths this half term we are completing our learning on length/measure and beginning work on Fractions! Over the Summer term we will also be spending some time on shape and other forms of measure such as mass and  capacity – hopefully there will be lots of hands on measuring going on during the Summer term!

We will be sending home some new the half termly KIRFS and will be spending time each day to try and master these. If you could practice them regularly at home it will give your child a huge advantage as they will have the instant recall of basic facts and therefore be apply to apply their learning to more difficult concepts.

Topic/Science

Our  learning question for History this half term is ‘How can we recreate the wonder of Ancient Egypt?”. We will be exploring this wonderful ancient civilisation, looking at the importance of the River Nile and investigating the ancient pyramids and cryptic hieroglyphics! 

Our Science for the Summer term is “How did that blossom become an apple?”. We will be learning about what each part of a plant does (it’s job). This will lead onto exploring the conditions that a plant needs to grow while also finding out if all plants need the same things to live and grow! It’s going to be a fun half term of Science with lots of practical investigating and exploring!

 

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