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Welcome to Year 3

Year 3 Spring 2 Newsletter

Dear Parents and carers,

Welcome back to a new half term, where we hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing break. We hope to continue to work in partnership with you, to bring out the best in your children’s learning and development.

Important information:

PE day:            3S Monday and Tuesday

                        3M Tuesday and Thursday

Year 3 Key Dates:

World Book Day –                   Thursday 5th March

3S Chocolate Museum – Thursday 2nd April

3M Chocolate Museum –Friday 3rd April

Our core question is “Would you like to be a Chocolatier?” and our core book is “Oliver and the Seawigs” by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.

Science topic:  Animals including Humans

Throughout this topic, you can help your child by exploring different groups of animals, their similarities and differences.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/

Geography:

In Geography the children will be finding out about the origins of chocolate and the importance of Fair Trade.

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/videos/chemistry/chocolate.html

Art/DT: Designing and making chocolate

As part of DT, your child will be planning and designing their own chocolate box design.

They will be visiting The Chocolate Museum where they get the opportunity to make their own chocolate

Homework

In Year 3, homework is topic based. The aim of the homework is for you and your child to share the joy of learning together.

English: Oliver and the Seawigs

The focus will be on:

  • Instruction writing
  • Writing their letters for different purposes
  • Narrative writing

Descriptive writing (creating a persuasive advert)

Maths:

Your child should continue to practise their 2, 5 and 10 times tables, alongside their 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

They should also practise applying the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) to maths in different contexts.

Our main focus this half term will be:

- measures (length, capacity and weight)

- area and perimeter of 2D shapes

- right angles

If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to speak to your class teacher.

Yours sincerely,

The Year 3 Team

MrsRochester- Bergamini, Miss Hylton and Ms Voges

Home Learning

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Trips and Events

Monday 9th March 2020

3S Visit to The Chocolate Museum – Thursday 2nd April 2020
3M Visit to The Chocolate Museum – Friday 3rd April 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,
 
As part of Creative Curriculum topic studying chocolate, Year 3 will be going to The Chocolate Museum. We will be leaving school at 9:00 am and travelling by tube. We will be arriving back to school around 3.00pm.
 
Your child will need to wear their school uniform and suitable outdoor clothing. Please also provide your child with a healthy packed lunch (no sweets, fizzy drinks or nuts this includes nutella).
 
The voluntary contribution required for the visit is £10.00 per child which goes towards the cost of the chocolate workshop, with the school paying the remainder of the cost. However, if we do not collect 70% of the requested contribution the trip will have to be cancelled.
 
Please make your payment on Parent Mail by Friday 27th March at the latest.
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Miss Hylton (3M) and Mrs Rochester- Bergamini (3S)

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