Year 3

Welcome to Summer Term in Year 3!

Our project for the Autumn term is titled: “How Have Humans Adapted to Survive?”

In history we will investigate the changes in children’s lives over time. We will explore how their spare time, health, and work have changed. We will focus particularly on how work has changed for children over the years, learning about a day in the life of a working child and the significance of Lord Shaftesbury and his impact.

For the geography part of our topic, we will be learning about how latitude and longitude are linked to climate. We will also examine the physical and human features of polar regions, with reference to the explorer Shackleton.

In Design and Technology we will explore pneumatics and how we can use compressed air to create a toy for children that moves.

Our Shared Reading lessons will involve two books: “The Iron Man” and “Ice Trap!”. Both books will connect to our overall project title, focusing on adaptation. “The Iron Man” will have strong links to our D and T lessons, while “Ice Trap!” will have strong links to our geography lessons.

P.E. will be taught by a specialist coach every Wednesday. Children should come wearing their P.E. kit on those days.

As always, we love to see the amazing project homework being brought to class. Please remember that your child must complete up to 6 Project Homework tasks over the term, in addition to their weekly homework. Feel free to ask for any help or resources your child may need.

Please ensure that you listen to your child read at least three times a week and record every reading session in their reading diary. We will keep a record of this. Each time your child reads at home, they will receive a stamp on their bookmark. Completing 30 stamps will earn them a prize from Mrs Salmeron.

Your child will write their weekly spellings in their green reading diary each Wednesday. Please look at these spellings with your child and practise them at home.

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