Clarksfield Primary School

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0161-770-5400

Angela Sweeting (Executive Principal)

info@clarksfield.oldham.sch.uk

Grasmere Road, Oldham, Lancashire OL4 1NG

Welcome to Year 3

Meet the staff:

Assistant Head : Miss Morrish

Teachers: Miss Morrish, Miss Heptonstall and Mr Smith.

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Yasin and Mrs Iqbal

What will we be learning about this half term? (Summer 2)

English:

 

This half term we will be looking at a range of play scripts in order to learn about the language, layout and organisational features and we will also be writing and performing our very own play scripts with actions based on our quality text this half term, Horrid Henry. We will also be continuing to develop and up-level our vocabulary in our writing by using a range of Alan Peat sentences, including 2A sentences and 3 _ed sentences, to capture the reader’s interest.

Reading:

This half term, we are reading the book ‘Horrid Henry’ by Francesca Simon and we will be continuing to develop our vocabulary and speaking and listening skills. The book is about a boy called Henry who always plays tricks on other people and is generally horrid to everyone he meets unlike his brother Perfect Peter who always makes the right choices.

Maths:

This half term we will be revisiting topics taught in previous terms to build on prior learning and to consolidate our understanding of key mathematical concepts and ideas. We will be revisiting multiplication and division, looking at the formal method of multiplication, partitioning and the grid method, as well as short division (the bus stop method). We will also be building on our understanding of time, including both 12-hour analogue and 24-hour digital time.

 

Science:

This half term we will be looking at light and shadow, considering the different sources of light within our environment and looking at what we mean by the term ‘darkness’. The children will be participating in a range of fun and engaging experiments to gain a deeper understanding of key scientific themes by testing hypotheses, collecting data and coming to conclusions based on the evidence they have found.

 

Humanities:

 

The Learning Challenge Curriculum challenge question this half term is ‘Has Greece always been in the news?’ We will be exploring the language, climate, foods produced and the advantages and disadvantages of living in Greece.

What can you do to improve your learning at home?

 

English:

Practice your weekly spellings and complete your homework each week!

 

Reading:

Read every night to your mum, dad, sister, brother or teddy bear!

Maths:

Practice your 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables and related division facts. 

Science:

Research the different sources of light, including both natural and artificial. Consider different types of reflective surfaces and what we mean by the term ‘darkness’.

Humanities:

Visit the library, look at holiday brochures or research Greece on the internet (with your parents' supervision).

 

Music:

When listening to songs on the radio, think about the vocal, rhythm, tempo, pulse, layers, instrumentals, solos that you can hear!

Homework:

1x Maths 1x English challenge to be completed per week

1x Phonics/spellings practice per week

 

 Homework will be set on a Friday and must be completed by Wednesday at the latest. Homework is to be completed online at www.iamlearning.co.uk. Your child will have been given a letter with their username, password and school code. If you require a reprint of this letter, please speak to a member of the Year 3 team.

PE:

We have PE twice a week. Please make sure that you bring your PE each week.

 PE for 3PS takes place on Tuesday and Thursday while for 3KH PE takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

 

What exciting things have we been getting up to in Year 3 so far this year?

This year in Religious Education, the children have been learning all about Christianity. As part of their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, the children went on a class trip to St Barnabas' Church in Clarksfield to learn all about how Christmas is celebrated. Take a look at all the exciting things we got up to in the pictures below!