Welcome to Year 3! I hope you have all had a great Easter break and are ready to dive straight back in! This term we will be learning all about 'Rainforests' and looking at 'Plants' in Science.
In this Unit, we will be taking a closer look at the mysteries of tropical rainforests. From the layers of the forest and its animal inhabitants, to the unique climate found in the tropics. We shall be using atlases to locate countries that contain rainforests and we will begin to use and understand terminology such as: Equator, Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere; as well as identifying these on an atlas and/or globe. We will compare a British forest with the Amazon rainforest, and begin to explore some of the conservation issues surrounding the destruction of rainforest habitats.
In this unit, we will be learning about the parts of flowering plants and we will identify and name the basic parts of flowering plants; recognising and describing the functions of these parts, including the function of the flower in the plant life cycle. We will have investigate the function of roots, stems, leaves and flowers and will research methods of seed dispersal. In addition, we will learn about the process of pollination and investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.
Things we need
Please ensure that your child has a suitable indoor and outdoor P.E. kit with trainers. P.E. kit should include: t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls/pumps. As some of our P.E. lessons will be outside, even when it is cold, it is recommended that children have jogging bottoms, a jumper/hoody and trainers as well. Even though we have set days for P.E. these can often change at short notice and therefore it is best to leave P.E. kit in school throughout the week and take it home at weekends to be washed.
In order to return items to your child should they lose them; please ensure that all of your child’s clothing is clearly labelled with their name .
Please ensure that your child brings their book bag with reading books and diaries into school every day
Homework is very important as it helps your child to revise what they have learnt in school. It also helps to keep you informed of their progress and the current topics in the classroom.
Spellings are set weekly and children will be tested on Fridays.
Times tables practice sheets and/or Maths homework are given out weekly and are due in on Fridays in preparation for our exciting 'Times Tables Challenge'.
Daily reading is also essential.