Welcome to Y3AG
We would like to start by saying we hope you had a fun, relaxing and safe Christmas! After two weeks of carols and films, chocolate and too much food we hope you’re ready to start afresh in a new year and a new term.
Natural disasters are the focus of this half term, with emphasis on the non-fiction book volcanoes and earthquakes. Children will be learning about how these disasters occurs and the events that led up to some of the most famous natural disasters in history and writing explanation texts and newspaper reports on these events in English. In science, your children will be learning about rocks and minerals as well as how fossils are created. As part of the introduction to this topic we will be taking part in a classroom earthquake, taking notes and interviewing eye witnesses at the scene ready to be used in our newspaper reports. In art and DT we will be making our own volcanoes.
Monday afternoon is our library slot and children will have time to change their library books at this point. If they wish to change their book at any other time during the week, then school librarians are on hand to help your child with this during break and lunch times. We also ask that children read as often as they can at home – this does not need for extended periods, but five or ten minutes whenever possible, and sign their diary every time you do read with them. We will also be monitoring reading diaries to help keep track of how many books your child reads and how often they read each week.
Your child will participate in 2 PE lessons per week (weather permitting) and these take place on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. We would really appreciate it If your child could bring their PE kit to school on Monday and take it home on Friday then it will save any confusion if for any reason the PE times change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Gough, and Miss Jackson