Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank you for the lovely gifts and cards I received this Christmas. I was certainly very spoilt and I am very grateful.
This is an exciting term in Year 3, we are beginning a study of the development of the railways and in particular we will be finding out about the “Father of the Railways” himself… George Stephenson. A fascinating character and a local lad to be proud of!
Science will also provide a chance to explore as part of our study of Forces and magnets. We will be working on exploring questions and investigating using fair tests. Slightly worryingly, our work after February half term will be focusing on Plants. We will be finding out what plants need to grow and thrive… mainly not being anywhere near to the Year 3 teacher who has a very bad track record with growing anything successfully.
This is a very exciting term in our PE lessons, on a Wednesday we have a gymnastics coach coming in to work with us, then after half term in February we will begin to go swimming. I will be in touch to give you more details nearer to the time. The children are already full of excitement and looking forward to this new area of our curriculum.
Maths this term will include developing our skills in multiplying and dividing, exploring measures with a particular focus on time and finally the chance to extend our knowledge of fractions – no more asking who wants the biggest half!
I am particularly excited about our English work this term, we will be concentrating on two very special books, The Tin Forest and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Both books will allow us to create different types of writing from letters to narratives to instructions, we might even get to hear from Mr. Wonka himself!
As you can see a busy and exciting term. If you have any questions or want to discuss any issues please get in touch.