Our focus book for this term is The Gardener, by Sarah Stewart. The book is constructed from a series of letters providing an ideal opportunity to explore the features of letter writing. .
This half term during Maths we will be focusing on reasoning and problem solving using our knowledge of place value. Children will be learning about geometry; right angles, acute and obtuse angles.. By the end of year 3 it is expected that the children will be able to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.
In science we will be investigating plants. Children will plant seeds as part of an investigation which will involve predicting, observing and recording. They will learn about the life cycle of flowering plants and develop their scientific vocabulary.
In Computing we will compare emails to letters. We will use electronic mail to communicate within our year group and the children will learn about the importance of sending appropriate images and text. We will research the historical era in which The Gardener by Sarah Stewart is set.
Please make it a habit to read with your child and to ask them open-ended questions such as 'why do you think...?' so that your child can really elaborate on their answer and you can also see how much your child has understood the text.
This term our PE is on Wednesdays and Thursdays, please ensure that your child has a full PE kit, so they can participate.
Homework will go out on Fridays and we will expect it to be in the following Wednesday.
I am looking forward to an exciting term in 3H!
Let me know that you are using the school's website and reading our class page. The code word is 'flower'.