Elm Tree- Year 3 2023 - 2024
Happy New Year to you all!
Many thanks for the lovely presents and cards you gave us for Christmas, your generosity is very much appreciated. We hope you all had a restful Christmas and managed to spend some time with family and loved ones. We hope you are ready for a busy Spring term!
Have a read through our welcome letter and curriculum overview to see all the exciting things we have planned for the Spring term.
On this page, you will find some useful information about the term ahead and any key messages that you need to be aware of. To the side of the page you will see our class Twitter feed and link to Google Classroom. We love to use Twitter to share some of the excellent things going on in Elm Tree Class and will use Google Classroom to support learning at home - spellings, homework and useful documents will be uploaded and made available on there each week.
We are set to have a great term and have some really exciting things planned and lots of new things to learn about. As always it is important that we work in partnership to ensure the very best for your children. If you have any queries or need some support, please do not hesitate speak to me at the end of the day, phone or arrange an appointment.
Don't forget to follow @elmtreeGSP if you are on X (Twitter) for regular updates.
Miss Humphreys 👩🏫
In English, the children will use a variety of different stimulus throughout the term to engage and inspire the children’s writing. The children will begin the term looking at the book The Lion & The Unicorn and cover a range of writing such as a setting description, historical stories, letters and poetry. Children will also focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Elm Tree class have been working extremely hard with their spellings. This term the children will need to focus on using their spelling strategies and rules consistently to ensure they can spell a variety of the KS1 and KS2 common exception words. Please ensure your child is practising on Spelling Frame or using the spelling list from Google Classrooms every day. Little and often is the best way!
In Maths, the children will be studying the topics: Multiplication and Division, Length and Perimeter, Fractions and Capacity. If you follow us on Twitter (X), you will have noticed how hard we have been working on our times tables and our recall. We will continue this hard work in Spring Term.
Elm Tree class should be using TTRockstars and NumBots regularly at home to help with their recall of times tables and basic skills. Login details for these websites can eb found at the front of your child's planner. Please encourage your child to do this as it will make such a difference!
Why is RAF Burtonwood So Important to Warrington? In this topic, the children will learn about WWII and the impact that it had on Warrington. They will learn all about the American Base, why Warrington was chosen to house this and the impact it had on WWII. Through a visit to RAF Burtonwood, the children will discover what it would have been like to live in wartime Warrington (Britain).
How Has Warrington Changed? In this topic, the children will take a look at the geography of Warrington – from the physical features to the manmade landmarks that are synonymous with Warrington. They will find out how the landscape has changed over time; how the city has grown and how the population has changed throughout the course of history.
Children will learn about the differences between solids, liquids and gases, classifying objects and identifying their properties. They will then explore in-depth how water changes state, exploring melting, freezing, condensing as well as a particular focus on evaporation.
Remember to read for around 10 minutes a day, at least three times per week. Please leave a note in your child's planner so we know how they have got on.
Children should try to use TTRockstars and NumBots regularly at home to help with their recall of times tables and basic skills. Login details for these websites can be found at the front of your child's planner.
Spellings will be uploaded to Google classroom on a Friday. Children should practise these throughout the week ready for their spelling test on the following Friday.
Homework will be uploaded to Google classroom on a Friday and should be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday at the latest. Homework will alternate between a maths or English task each week and will be linked to the unit of work children are covering in class.
Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child comes into school wearing their PE kits as they have done last year. We will be swimminbg on Fridays now, so the children will need their swimming costume/trunks, towel and a bag. The children will continue their swimming lessons each Friday.