Yr 3 Term 6 2021

CHAFFINCHES & KINGFISHERS
11th June 2021
 
Dear Parents/Carers
 
We hope you have had a relaxing break and enjoyed some sunshine.
 
Our main Curious City Enquiry this term is ‘How do plants thrive?’ We will be Scientists, learning about the conditions in which plants grow best. We will be considering the functions of the different parts of a plant, as well as the needs of different types of plants.
 
As Geographers, we will be learning about the countries that make up the United Kingdom as well as its major cities. We’ll also be exploring significant landmarks, and human & physical features across the UK.
 
As Authors, we will continue to work on meeting the Hillcrest Standard for writing expectations, and developing effective and coherent pieces of writing – always keeping our reader in mind. Our writing focus this term will include Poetry, culminating in a whole school Poetry Day on 25th June. The children will also be writing letters to their new teachers and creating stories with an emphasis on a clear plot. We’ll be consolidating all our learning about good descriptions and interesting ways to engage our reader. As part of teaching writing, we will be asking the children to improve the precision of their work, particularly handwriting, spelling and punctuation.
 
As Readers we will be developing our comprehension skills during discrete whole-class reading sessions, led by the teacher, based on our class story “Clockwork” by Philip Pullman. Spellings will be given out on Fridays and tested the following Friday. Spellings will be available on Seesaw and the school website. Regularly practising their spelling lists with them at home will hugely support your child’s success and revisiting the KS1 high frequency words list is equally valuable.
 
As Mathematicians, our focus will be on mastering mathematical concepts and exploring mathematical thinking. In Term 6, this will include continuing our learning about fractions and decimals, as well as regularly revising all four mathematical operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division) to secure the children’s fluency and ability to apply these skills in a range of contexts.
 
This term, our PE day will be a Thursday. Please ensure the children are prepared for indoor and outdoor PE on these days, making sure names are on all pieces of clothing. As the weather gets warmer, it’s a good idea to also have a sunhat, and please remember to have a water bottle - as outdoor PE can get warm on the sunny blue pitch. Make sure they have appropriate outdoor shoes, ready to run, jump, hop, prance and skip to success as Athletes.
 
We will be Linguists and Artists on Fridays with Mrs Price and Miss Sharples.
 
Dates for your diary:
  • 16th June - Class photos
  • Date to be confirmed - Sponsored Walk
  • 1 st July - Poetry Day
  • 7 th July - Transition morning
  • 8 th July - Sports Day
  • 14th July - End of year reports go home
More information about all of the above will follow nearer the time.
 
Here’s to a great term!
 
With very best wishes
 
The Year 3 team
Ms Ackerman, Mr Barham, Miss Macnab and Mrs Oakes
 
Ms Ackerman - nackerman@hillcrest.bristol.sch.uk
Mr Barham - dbarham@hillcrest.bristol.sch.uk