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Welcome to Year 3!


Our teacher in Year 3 is Miss Todd and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs North.

This term we are finishing our learning about Sikhism in RE with a visit to a Gurdwara. We will then be considering how families and communities shape Christian beliefs. In Computing we will be exploring and programming our own games. Our Music lessons will involve learning about accompaniments to music. In addition, we will be researching and designing our own board games as part of DT and will be learning to tell a story in French. Our History topic is moving on to learn about the Romans! In PE we will be practising and developing Striking and Fielding skills.

 

Extra information: We will be doing PE on Mondays and Tuesdays this term. It will be outdoors. Make sure you have the right kit!

Every Monday Reading Records must be handed in so they can be checked and reading targets stuck in. If you finish your reading book, they can be changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Spellings are tested on a Monday and new words will be handed out on the same day if possible.

 
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites.

Spellings 24/6/19- over the next two weeks, I would like the children to practise words from the Statutory word list. They should know 40 words by the end of Year 3. We will be generating bespoke lists during this week as well as practising the words in class.

Scatter tables

English

In the first half of the term, we will be linking our English lesssons to our DT Topic by learning about instructions and explanation texts. Our final writing task will be to write the rules for our board game!

 

Later in the summer term we will be reading 'The Hodgeheg' by Dick King Smith and writing our own versions of the story.

 

Reading regularly also helps you to improve your writing. Visit your local library to find inspiration or explore: http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ to find information about books you might like.

Year 3 Suggested Reading

 

Science

 

This term in Science we will be learning about Amazing Bodies. We will learn about nutrition and eating a balanced diet as well as the function of our skeletons and muscles. We will plan our own investigation to answer a scientific question related to our bodies.

 

 

In the second half of the term we will be learning about Light: how we see things and how shadows are formed.

Maths

In Maths we are doing lots of work on written arithmetic- adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Check the Maths page on the website to see our school's calculation policy. 

 

It's also really important to keep practising times tables. Remember children in Year 3 must know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x tables. We are learning the 3x, 4x and 8x tables. Continue to log in to Times Table Rock Stars for practice. Also, try drawing pictures to represent times tables facts or sing songs! If you know these tables already make sure you know division facts for them as well.

 

We will also be working on fractions- there are some new games below to practise ordering fractions, comparing equivalent fractions and finding fractions of amounts. (Your times tables knowledge can be a great help when working with fractions!)

 

You can always be practising at home to tell the time to the nearest minute. You also need to be able to understand time using the 24 hour clock and recognise Roman Numerals from 1- 12.

 

You can find lots of games to practise your Maths knowledge and understanding on: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ 

 

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