Assalamu’alaikum! Click below to find out more about the adventures of Year 3.
Assalamu’Alaikum Year 3
Welcome to Summer 1!
I hope you are rested ready to do some amazing learning in the new term. InSha’Allah we are ready to carry on being superb hard workers. Please do not hesitate to contact me or speak to me if you have any questions.
What we are learning this Year/Term
In English we will be reading ‘Ramadan Moon’’ by Na’ima B. Robert. During our lessons this term we are using a range of writing methods to develop and extend our understanding of the story. We will be writing a poem, descriptive writing, instructions, a short letter and many more exciting lessons.
In Year 3 we will be reading ‘Planet Omar’ by Zanib Mian. Through learning new vocabulary, making predictions about the story, retrieving information and summarising what they have read, we will be developing their understanding of the text being read.
It is important that your child also reads at home everyday. Please ensure your child reads at least 15 minutes everyday and listen to them read. We encourage children to read a wide range of books. Please let me know if your child does not have access to suitable reading material. Children are also able to join local libraries which are free.
We will be looking at and developing children’s understanding of fractions. We will be using a variety of methods to help consolidate children’s learning and also use concrete materials to help with visualising the methods. Please ensure children continue practicing their times tables at home to help consolidate their learning. They can use the timetables website which they have all been given logins to.
For computing, children will be exploring Lego Wedo and how to use coding to make things move.
In Science, Year 3 will be looking at what plants need. In this unit children will explore what plants need to grow well. They will compare how plants grow in different soils and explore how fertilisers can be used to improve growth. Children will investigate the amount of water needed to help a leafy pot plant grow well. They will also investigate how space affects plant growth by comparing how well grass seeds grow with more or less space. They will use what they have learned to grow a mystery plant from seed. Children will use the results from their investigations to produce a helpful hints and tips card to describe what helps plants grow better.
Year 3 will be looking at how we can compare the Mediterranean to the UK. We will be exploring a variety of geographical skills such as locating countries and cities, reading the points of a compass and investigating the similarities and differences of physical and human geography between a region in the UK and a region in the Mediterranean.
P.E. will be on Tuesday. Please ensure that your child is logging on and participating in the lesson.
Year 3 Staff
I am a new teacher at Iqra and am really looking forward to working with both the children and parents to provide the children with the best learning experiences.
Ustadha Tunc is starting her second year at Iqra and has years of experience teaching children.
Ustadha Asra is a Learning Support Assistant who works very well with children and has a lot of experience.
Ustadha Rashid is a Learning Support Assistant and has been working and Iqra for some time. She has a lot of experience teaching children.
Latest Year 3 News
On Wednesday 16th December 2020, Year 3 were excited to take part in our forest school activity of making a campfire and cooking some delightful marshmallow sandwiches. We first discussed the rules for fire safety and made sure we were standing behind the safety...
Dear Parents, Due to Covid restrictions, parent meetings will be held online. Please make a note of the timing you have booked to meet your child's teacher. If you have forgotten the time(s) you have booked for your child(ren), click on the original...
Year 3 had lots of fun completing forest school activities at Iqra. We first went outside and listed the health and safety rules for being outside and how we can best be safe. We then discussed the surroundings and what we could hear, feel and see. The children were...
How You Can Help
- Please listen to and read with your child as often as possible.
- Please help children to learn their spellings each week. Spelling tests will be on a Monday.
- In Year 3 we will move quite quickly through the times tables so please support your child throughout the year to learn, memorise the 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 8s, 10s times tables.
- Please ensure your child brings in their homework and reading record weekly.
Homework will be given out on Friday and will be expected in on Tuesday. Your child may receive:
- Mental Maths/timetables
Homework will consolidate work taught in class over the week. Can you please make sure that you are signing the reading diaries.
Unfortunately due to the pandemic we are not having any trips this term. We will try and get specialist visitors to come into our school to enhance learning experiences.
- History – Ancient Egypt
- ICT— Coding
- English— Ice Palace
- Maths— Mass, Volume and Money
- Science— Light and Shadows
If there is something on our class page that you would like to see feel free to let me know.