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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

We are really excited to start 2020 and the Spring Term, we have a wonderful Topic planned!

Your staff in year 3 this year are: 

Miss Hellewell/Mrs Khan 3B 

Mrs Wright/Mrs Garbi/Mrs Khan 3M 

Mr Bennett/ Miss Morgan 3D


Our Topic this term is :

Terrible Tudors

Our topic is all about the Terrible Tudors and the period in history that the Tudor Kings and Queens ruled Britain. We will be learning about the Marvelous Monarchs, the Tudor Trailblazers and Glorious Food that the Tudors ate. We will be visited by Queen Elizabeth I herself and also create a Tudor Banquet fit for a King (or Queen!). 

In History this half term we will be studying everything Tudor; the Tudor monarchy and the glamorous and infamous father of the Royal Navy, King Henry VIII. We will set sail on a knowledge exploration by learning about the noble seamen Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake. Finally we will be filling our brains to the brim with the different types of foods that the Tudors feasted on. 
We are taking a look into the different Continents and Oceans of the World; comparing the Tudor knowledge of the world to everything that we know today. We will be linking this subject closely with the famous explorers of the Tudor times and how they helped us understand and know about the world today. Atlases and globes will be used to to identify oceans, continents and help us to locate countries first discovered by these intrepid Tudor explorers. 
This terms Science is focused on rocks and precious stones. We will be using magnifying glasses and digital microscopes to make effective observations and learn how to identify precious stones and understand how rocks are formed and created. 
The children have PE at different times this half term. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit on the following days: 
3M - Monday 
3B - Tuesday 
3D - Tuesday 
3D have Forest Schools this term on Thursdays - please ensure all children come with waterproof coats and appropriate outdoor shoes - a hat and gloves may be suitable if the weather gets cold. 
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.


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Each year 3 child has been given a homework grid that is linked to the topic that they are learning this term (Terrible Tudors). 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. 
Good Luck
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, hair bobble (if required) and a healthy snack. 
Spring Term swimming will be Class 3M.