Welcome to Year 3B!

Our Class Teacher is Miss Brown

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Majid

This term our Topic is

The UK and the Lake District

Having looked at the United Kingdom, children will now focus on the North-West region and learn about England’s largest National Park, the Lake District. In lessons children will learn how to read a range of different maps to work out the amenities of the lake District area as well as its physical and natural features. Over the weeks, children will use photographs and will even experience the Lakes for themselves when they take a trip by steam train around the beautiful World Heritage Site which is also home to Scafell Pike. Children will find out the many reasons as to why the Lake District is classed as a popular tourist attraction and learn about its farming practices.

Our Science topic this term is

Light and Shadows

This term children will be learning about Light and Shadows as part of their science lessons through a number of experiments. Children will make predictions and comparisons as they investigate, light, light sources, reflection and understand how shadows are formed. Children are also taught to understand what affects the size of a shadow and why a shadow can change its position depending on the time of day.

In Computing this half term we will be learning about

Information Technology

Children are taught to understand the key features of different layouts and consider how to meet the needs of the audience through various media. They will understand that evaluation and improvement is a vital part of a design process and that ICT allows changes to be made quickly and efficiently. We will be also looking at different ways to animate images by adding sound and motion to improve and present their work.

In PE this term we will be taking part in:

Outdoor Athletics

As part of our PE we will be investigating and practising the various skills athletic sports require. Each week children will maintain the “healthy mind, healthy heart” attitude as they practise different ways of throwing, running and jumping in the lead up to the annual Sports Day event. Over the weeks the children will develop ways of evaluating their own success as they decide which skill is suited to certain sports. Children will be required to work both independently and as part of a team to complete the tasks.

Homework in Year 3

Each week we ask you to:

Complete your Spelling Homework and learn your Spellings

Read 3 times with an adult at home

Complete any SPAG Challenges set on SPAG.com

Achieve 1000 points on mathletics.com

Children may also be set a Cracking Comprehension task

If you complete all of these things AND you name is in Green on the traffic light, you will get to enjoy your Golden Time!