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Year 3's Diary

A warm welcome to Year 3. Our team this year includes Miss Latham, Miss English and Mrs Clift. We are all looking forward to a fantastic year.

Welcome to Year 3!

Ecclesfield Teachers - Friday, August 23, 2019

Welcome to Year 3!

This year, we will start by using Ancient Egypt as the theme to our Geography and History learning. During this half term, we will use maps to locate where Egypt is and how its location determines the climate there. We will also focus on the River Nile in more detail and how this determined the initial settlement location chosen by the Ancient Egyptians and influenced their daily lives all those years ago. Thinking of how the Ancient Egyptian civilisation has influenced our lives today, we will learn in more detail about their achievements, architecture and religious beliefs. We have also organised an exciting educational visit to Western park Museum in October where we will be learning all about mummification. 

During our English learning, we will be reading a class book called 'Egyptian Cinderella' ..... Can you think what story this might be based on? We will also be writing informative non-chronological reports about the Nile crocodile as well detailed explanations about the gruesome mummification process.

In Maths, we will start with focusing on the basics of counting and knowledge of number. We will be moving onto addition and subtraction, learning new methods which make us more efficient at completing these calculations. At home, please continue to learn your times tables (2,5, 10, 3 and 4) and ensure your mental addition and subtraction is up to scratch. You can even use Mathletics or Timestable Rockstars to do this if you want! If you have lost your passwords, please let us know and we can send home another copy. 

Our Science topic this half term is Rocks and Soils and as part of our planned school visit to Weston park Museum, we will be learning all about the different properties of rocks and how we can test these using our scientific investigative skills. We will use our knowledge of the different types of rocks (Metamorphic, Sedimentary and Igneous) to determine their properties and sort examples using our classification skills. 

Homework: Similar to last year, we will be setting homework at the beginning of each term. If you are unsure of anything, please ask your class teacher. Spellings will be tested on Fridays, with each week's spellings detailed in the booklets sent home with the homework sheet. We have also handed out new reading diaries so please make sure you are recording each time you read at home. 

Please ensure you have your PE kits in school every day. We may be going outside this half term so make sure you have suitable clothing. 

PE days: Wednesday and Thursday 

Reading morning: Monday (Please come through the entrance with your child at 8.40 - we look forward to seeing you there!)

Weston Park Museum School visit: Monday 7th October 

Breakfast Morning: Monday 14th October

We hope you are looking forward to this half term as much as we are!

The Year 3 Team!

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