During the first half of the Summer Term, PE will take place on Monday afternoons. We will be having dance classes with Sports Development. Please make sure your child has a kit in school.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Outdoor Learning Project for Autumn
I am intending running an outdoor learning project over the next two weeks. This will involve lots of activities out on the school field looking at our environment and signs of the season. A lot of these activities will be weather dependent and I am keeping a close eye on the forecast!
Please send to school an outdoor kit for your child on Monday 19th September. They just need a waterproof coat with a hood and some old jogging pants (no jeans) and trainers/wellies. Please do not send anything you are worried about getting messy, just old clothes so that they don’t need to wear their uniform out on the field. The kit will need to stay in school for the duration of the project.
As always, thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please let me know.
This term will focus on settling the children into the Junior Department and reinforcing learning from KS1. The mornings will be spent concentrating on our basic maths and English skills, which are of prime importance, so that the children can apply them consistently through their topic work in the afternoons. During the first half term, we will be exploring God's world and all the wonderful gifts we have been given, including how we can show our thanks to Him through prayer. We will begin by exploring the natural environment and looking at seasonal changes by using the outdoor areas of school and this will form part of a year-long project. In science, we will be finding out about our bodies and exploring natural materials. We will be finding out about where we live and looking at the geography of the UK. In history, we will be developing historical enquiry skills and looking at how pre-history and history have led us to where we are today. In RE, we will be finding out about how people are called to do something by God and how Christmas relates to God's presence on Earth.
It will be a busy time in Year 3 for the Spring Term with lots of interesting topic work to look forward to. In science, we will be exploring forces and finding out how we use forces (including magnetism) in our everyday lives. We will also be continuing to look at how our environment changes over time to build on the exploratory work we did in the Autumn Term.
We will be beginning to learn more about Europe in geography, including looking at maps and atlases to find out where places are, and we will be starting to learn the French language. Later in the term, we will be using historical enquiry skills to find out more about what archaeologists do, before looking at how our previous topic about pre-history links to the Roman Invasion of Britain.
In RE, we will be thinking about what we can learn from the stories of Jesus to make our world a better place to live in. We will also be reflecting on what we can do for this as we move towards that most special time of the Christian calendar, Easter.
Another busy term in Year 3 with lots of wider curricular activities going on, including our KS2 production later in the term. Watch this space for news to come!
In science, we will be looking in more detail at plants in our environment and their life cycles, as well as growing our own. We will also be finding out about the physics of light.
We will be finding out more about pre-history in Britain and moving onto the Roman Invasion. This will include our trip to Bring Yer Wellies, where the children will be able to handle actual Roman artefacts by working as archaeologists at a dig. Further information about the trip can be found at http://www.bringyerwellies.co.uk/. We will find out what life was like in Britain at that time and compare it with life now. This topic will include further opportunities to explore European maps and we will explore different aspects of the arts that link to Romans.
In RE, our main topic will be Rules for Living. Through this, we will look at rules that Christians and other world faiths live by and what we can learn from each other.