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Year 3 is an important year in your child’s learning. In Maths, children will build upon their place value understanding to become confident with using numbers up to one thousand. They will also build on their times tables knowledge to learn the 3, 4, 6 and 8 times tables, by the end of the year. In writing, children will be learning to write more detailed sentences by using a range of conjunctions and adverbials. They will begin to develop their understanding of how to organise sentences into paragraphs
What we are learning this term
In Spring term in Year 3 we will be focusing our ‘We are Geographers’ topic on The Rainforest. We will be finding out about the different layers of the rainforest and comparing the climate of the rainforest to our own! Our topic will culminate in a trip to Kew Gardens and parents will be invited to a ‘rainforest café’ at the end of term to find out all about our learning. This topic will also be linked to our science topic of plants, when we will be investigating the functions of different parts of a variety of plants and exploring their growth cycles.
In English we will continue to explore a wide range of text types while linking to a series of exciting books linked to forests all over the world. We will continue to use descriptive language to improve our writing and develop longer, more detailed text organised into paragraphs.
In Maths we will be exploring multiplication and division, expanding upon knowledge of the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. We will use these facts to help us work out more complicated multiplication and division problems involving two-digit numbers.
How you can help at home
Please help your children practise their spelling homework which goes out on a Thursday.
Times tables tests are done in school every week. Please check your child’s answers and go over any mistakes with them each week.
Please read with your child 5 times a week, this can be done on Bug Club. Please record in their reading diary.