Thursday 10th June 2021
Dear Parents and Carers of Year 3 pupils,
Our final term of the academic year will be full of wonderful activities and learning for Year 3. This half term children are going to be exploring the world around them in our new topic ‘Windrush’.
English: This term we will be reading a poem by John Agard called ‘Windrush Child’ and Floella Benjamin’s fantastic book ‘Coming to England.’ We will begin the term with some performace poetry based around ‘Windrush Child’. Children will also have the opportunity to write persuasively, creating adverts encouraging people to come to the UK. We will also be writing a simple biography of Floella Benjamin and will produce non-fiction texts about the Windrush and migration.
Maths: For the final half term, children will learn about different measures including time, mass and capacity. We will continue to practice all previously learnt times tables and use maths knowledge to solve problems.
History: Year 3 children will explore the impact of immigration on the UK, in particular celebrating the arrival of the Windrush generation.
Geography: Children will understand Britain’s place in the world in relation to the Caribbean as well as other countries. Children will have the opportunity to refine their geography skills including map reading, map making and using a compass. Finally, children will be comparing localities from around the world.
Art: The children will be learning basic skills in printing and will be using these to create a collaborative print.
P.E: The children will be developing skills in athletics and games as well as competing in our sports day.
RSE: A letter would have already been sent home giving details of this prior to the half term holidays if you have not received this, please contact the office.
We really appreciated your continued support with the children’s learning, especially with reading. Reading for pleasure makes a huge difference to children’s educational performance. Please continue to contribute to this difference by reading with your child/hearing your child read every day for at least 15 minutes and talking about books regularly.
As the weather is getting warmer, we would like to take this opportunity to kindly ask that you send a clearly labelled water bottle for your child to use during playtime and lunchtime.
Mrs Abey, Ms Whyte Mrs Fosker and Miss Raistrick