Welcome to the final half term of the year. I can’t believe how quickly the year has gone and that the children will soon be in Year 4. We certainly have an action packed few weeks ahead of us!
Possibly the most exciting event for the children will be their first Sports Day at Uxbridge Stadium on Monday 16th June (p.m.). The Year 3 children will be based in the first few rows of the Grand Stand. We find this is a very good way of monitoring where the children are and getting them ready for each event.
The annual summer fete will take place on Saturday 5th July. We will be grateful for a few offers of help to assist with the running of the stall on the day and will put up a timetable nearer the time.
Parents’ evening 6-9 p.m. Wednesday 18th June
Parents’ evening 6-9 p.m. Monday 23rd June
Singing Competition Tuesday 10th June
Year 3 Egyptian Workshop Thursday 19th June (in school)
I hope you have a lovely break.
The children will be continuing to work on creating their own plays, writing their own scripts, rehearsing and performing in groups. They will also move on to using their History theme as a base for freeze frames, group acting and hot seating.SB
The children will continue to develop their comprehension skills through weekly written work. Tasks will be linked to adventure and mystery stories and newspaper reports. We will be encouraging them to explain their answers in greater detail and look beyond the literal event within texts. We would like the children to continue to read regularly. SB
During the last half term we will compare adventure and mystery stories and the children will have the opportunity to write their own stories. Our non-fiction tasks will include gathering information and writing newspaper reports. The children will write riddle poems. We will be encouraging the children to write in greater detail, to become more accurate in their punctuation and spelling and generally to write with greater independence. SB
Mrs. Thompson’s Group
This half term we will develop written methods of multiplication and division. It is important that the children have a good knowledge of their tables as they rely on these when carrying out the written methods. We will move on to study fractions, particularly sixths and eighths. The children will develop an understanding of equivalent fractions. Later in the half term we will revisit time when we will work on durations and problem solving. We will finish by revising addition and subtraction methods, both mental and written.
Mrs. Belvoir’s Group
We will begin by doing some written methods of addition and subtraction. We will also be doing work on length, measuring in metres and centimetres, and learning to record lengths in decimal form. We will also measure and calculate the perimeter and area of simple shapes using standard units. The children will develop their knowledge and understanding of properties of 3D shapes. SB
We will be starting our new topic of light and shadows and will be investigating how light travels and how shadows are formed. We will discover and record how shadows change over the course of the day and will measure and draw the shadows we see form. Let’s hope that the sun shines so that we can carry out this work! SB
We will be continuing our topic about the Ancient Egyptians and will be focusing on their beliefs about the afterlife, the building of the pyramids, hieroglyphics, the Ancient Egyptian social structure and the daily life of different Egyptians. SB
We will be continuing our study of weather investigating rainfall patterns, clouds formations and wind using the Beaufort scale. We will also discover the causes of extreme weather conditions such as thunder and lightning, flooding and hurricanes. SAW
Our topic this half term is Caring for the Environment. This unit is designed to give children the chance to reflect on attitudes and respect towards the environment. The children are given the chance to explore their own feelings as well as looking at different stories and parables. KT
This term in Spanish the children will be role playing ordering food in a cafe and will produce their own menus. We will spend a few weeks looking at hobbies and sports and will finish the term looking at different places within a town and learning how to ask for directions. TW
The children will complete their videos. They will learn how to use Movie Maker to join different clips, remove unwanted sections and add soundtracks and commentary. The will then learn how to create presentations using Google Presentation. MHL
We will be considering the effects of using the musical elements in our instrumental compositions and will then be moving on to exploring and improvising with pentatonic scales. We will continue to consolidate and extend our recorder playing using the notes B, A, G and E in simple tunes. SB
The theme for our Circle Time discussions will be ‘Change’. This theme prepares the children for the changes to come in September. SB
PE & GAMES
All of our Sports Day trials are now completed and the children will be informed of their events for Sports Day after half term. They will have the opportunity to practise these events in the lead up to Sports Day. We will also be starting the school tennis tournament after half term and the draw will be on display on the PE notice board. Matches will be played during games and PE lessons. Please take time to check your child’s PE kit over the break and ensure that they have the correct summer kit, that it still fits them and that house ribbons are sewn on in preparation for Sports Day. SAW