Welcome to Year 3! We are really excited to start this year and have a wonderful Topic planned for the Autumn Term. Your staff in year 3 this year are:
Miss Hellewell/Mrs Khan/Mrs Bibi (1:1) 3B
Mrs Wright/Mrs Garbi/Mrs Khan 3M
Mr Bennett/ Miss Morgan 3D
Our Topic this term is :
What a Performance!
This topic is all about entertainment in our home city of Bradford - especially our wonderful theatres! We will be visiting two local theatres this term - firstly we are visiting the Leeds Playhouse in Leeds for a fantastic behind the scenes tour and a performance workshop and secondly, we will be visiting St George's Hall (right here in Bradford!) to watch a performance of the Christmas classic 'The Snowman'.
In History this half term we will be studying the history of our local theatres and the variety of performances that have taken place there over the years. Both St George's Hall and the Alhambra have been open for over 100 years so that's lots of history for us to get stuck into!
We are looking at maps in our geography lessons this half term. We are going to identify a variety of maps and use maps of the city centre to help us to describe the different attractions, roads and entertainment opportunties in Bradford.
This terms Science is focused on light and forces. We will be learning all about how light and forces are used in the theatre and why they are important as well as doing some experiments of our own.
The children have PE at different times this half term. Pleas ensure your child has a full PE kit on the following days:
3B - Monday/Tuesday
3M - Tuesday
3D - Thursday
3M have forest schools this term on Thursdays - please ensure all children come with waterproof coats and appropriate outdoor shoes.
Thank you' to all of those parents who support their children in learning their Byron Blue Times Tables please continue to do this as we need to ensure all our children are consistently accurate and we are aiming for most of our Year 3 children to have achieved their silver badge by the end of the year.
Each year 3 child has been given a homework grid that is linked to the topic that they are learning this term (What a performance!). The grid has reading, writing and researching tasks. Each task on the grid is worth a certain amount of house points depending on how difficult the task is or the amount of time it takes to complete the task. We hope you can support your children in completing these tasks at home as the house points are linked to the houses (Bronte, Titus, Lister or Hockney) that they are in. So the more tasks the children complete the more house points they can win for their team! - Please see the homework tab for a copy of the grid.
Each child will have the opportunity to go swimming in this academic year. The swimming lessons will take place on a Wednesday morning. If any lessons are cancelled or rescheduled the staff members at Byron Primary School will inform you. For each swimming lesson your child will be expected to bring a swimming kit, towel and healthy snack.
Autumn Term swimming will be Class 3D.