Welcome to Year 3
Year 3 is an exciting year for the children as it is their first year in Key Stage 2. We ensure the transition to the Juniors is smooth to enable the children to settle in quickly and comfortably.
Our topic this term is ‘Tumbling Through Time’. We will be focusing on the books, 'Where the Wild Things Are' and 'Tom's Midnight Garden'. We will also be exploring Ancient Greece in History. In Science lessons, we will be learning about animals, including humans, and forces and magnets. We will be practicing our geographical fielding skills in Geography. Excitingly, the children will also have the opportunity to learn how to play the violin during our whole class music sessions. During computing lessons, we will have a focus on keeping safe online. Mrs Pinchin will be teaching the children every other Wednesday and will be delivering Art, D&T and French sessions.
Our topic this term is 'Incredible Journeys'. We will be exploring many famous journeys with a particular focus on a journey back to Ancient Egypt. In Year 3 this term, we will be mummifying a tomato as part of our History and Science sessions. We will also be looking at compass points and grid references in Geography. In Art, we will be turning ourselves in Pharaohs using collage. Mrs Mills and Mrs Pinchin will be teaching French and other lessons every other Thursday. We will also be having our termly parents evenings to keep you informed of your child's progress. On 30th March 2022, we will be celebrating International Day by having a very special visitor in to speak to us about his travels.
Our topic this term is 'Best of British'. We will be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. In Science, we will be looking at plants and rocks. We will also be exploring light. In Art and DT, Mrs Pinchin will be looking at British artists across the years with the children. She will also be teaching French. During PE sessions, we will be going swimming at Tewkesbury School. We will be raising money for a chosen charity and working as a class to organise a fund raiser. In Geography sessions, we will study locational knowledge of the UK. During History, we will be seeing how sources can be used when investigating historical events but sometimes contradict each other.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me.
Miss A Gibson
Class Teaching Assistant:
Mr. T Swale
All children in Year 3 have a Times Table Rockstars login. Times Table Rockstars is a fantastic website for children to practise their times tables. https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/26502
Sometimes, Miss Gibson may set homework on the Purple Mash website. Your child will also have a login for Purple Mash. Purple Mash is amazing for exploring ICT objectives such as coding or keeping safe online. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/mitton
BBC Bitesize is a wonderful website for all subjects. There are many tutorials online that can help support your child's learning. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn