Year 3 - Emerald

Welcome to Emerald Class!

 

Welcome to Year 3 

 

Your teachers this year are Mrs S Vickers,

Mrs Gatehouse, Miss Robertson and Miss Parker.

 

We are an enthusiastic, lively and friendly class who enjoy learning about a range of topics throughout the year and visiting places in the local area. Please read the information below to find out what we will be learning this term!

 
This term our topic is
 
MIGHTY METALS
You're an engineer, a scientist, a maker of of Iron men.
 
We will be exploring the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials......expand your mind as you test, trial, build and move.
 
Which force is at play as you slide down a slide or swing on a swing?  Can you explain why magnets repel and attract? Can you make a penny shiny and new, or build a steel band from pots and pans?
 
Meet Hogarth the Iron Man's companion.  The Iron Man wants a friend.................can Emerald Class build him one?  He must be strong, sturdy and ready to rumble!
 
If you were a metal which one would you be? Gold a shimmering, precious and costly mineral, or steel that strong and useful alloy?  Maybe you're iron, malleable and easy to shop and be aware that you can rust!!
 
Maybe you're not a metal at all but a force to be reckoned with!!
Home Learning
 
Homework will be sent out on a half termly basis.  Please return any homework done by Wednesday.  We encourage parents to support your child, but not to do the work for them. Ask them what strategies they have learnt and what do they know that can help them solve the problems.  
 
Currently we are not sending reading books home but we will read with your child on a regular weekly basis.
 
Spellings will be sent out on a half termly basis along with the homework sheet and the children will be tested on a Friday mornings.Spellings for this term will be put on the website on Monday 15th March.
 
Cracking Times tables will be completed on a Monday morning.  DON'T FORGET to log on to Time Tables ROCKSTAR at home to practice. If you need reminding of  your username and password just ask one of your Teachers and they will give you a copy.
PE
 
PE is on MONDAY and THURSDAY afternoon. Please ensure your child comes into School in their PE kits on these days. As the weather is cooling down please make sure your child wears a pair of black jogging bottoms over their shorts. Also please make sure that they wear their school jumper / cardigan as well. All school uniform and coats need to be named.