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Belton Lane Primary School

Belton LanePrimary School

Year 3

Welcome to the Spring term!           

3L - Mrs Limmer

3K - Mr Kightley

What are we learning?

In the Spring term, our focus is Ancient Egyptians. 

We will be thinking about the following questions: Where is Egypt? Was the River Nile important? Who were Pharaohs? What were hieroglyphics? How were bodies mummfied? What can artefacts tell us about this period of time? Who was Howard Carter and what did he discover? 

Just before half term, we will be visiting New Walk Museum in Leicester. We will handle and look at artefacts and explore their Ancient Egyptian collection. 

Please find this term's curriculum newsletter attached below to give more information on our curriculum coverage.

Curriculum Enrichment  2019-2020:

Learning doesn't just take place in the classroom!

Autumn Term:

Flag Fen Trip - As part of our Stone Age topic, we visited Flag Fen in Peterborough.

Basketball - Specialist teacher, Coach Smith, taught basketball skills for 6 sessions this term.

Editing Workshop - Published author, Tom Palmer, led a workshop on editing our writing. We learnt how important it is to edit our writing. 

Spring Term:

New Walk Museum - As part of our Egyptian topic, we will be visiting this museum in Leicester.

P.E:

P.E. kits should be in school all week as our P.E. days can sometimes change or there are extra opportunities in the spring or summer terms.

3L: Mondays & Fridays
3K:   Mondays & Fridays

Home Learning:

Please read with your child at least 3x a week and record this in their diary. Your child will have the opportunity to bring home a library book as well as a levelled reading book. Your child can change their library books weekly on a Wednesday and can independently change their reading book as often as required.. Please find attached below some examples of questions you could ask your child when reading with them as well as suggested books for the Year group.

In addition, children have access to activelearn where they can read our Guided Reading books online. Their login details can be found in their diary. 

Spellings are set every Wednesday- they are practised in school but extra at home is always helpful. We have our spelling test the following Wednesday.

Maths homework is sent home every Wednesday and is due back in school the following Wednesday.

Children should also make use of Times Tables Rockstars to practise their times tables weekly. Their login details can be found in their diary. They will have a test each Wednesday. We will be consolidating the 2,5 and 10 times tables as well as introducing the 3,4 and 8 times tables. We would appreciate your support with this important area of maths.

Children can practise their handwriting at home as well as in school. We currently use Letter-join and details to log in to this have been sent home via a letter. 

 

Here are some recommended websites which provide opportunities for revision and further  learning: