Good morning Year 3! Well done for all your hard work so far this week. I am missing you lots!
The RE video on TrueTube doesn't seem to be working- you might have to ask your grown ups to register. Let me know if there is anything else you aren't sure about or you think there is something missing!
Things are going to be a bit different for me after half term so I won't be able to reply as quickly to your messages, but I am determined that you will be able to carry on doing your brilliant learning at home. I am so proud of how hard you have worked so far. You can still ask for help, phone calls or anything else if you need it and I'm looking forward to seeing your super learning.
Our teacher in Year 3 is Miss Todd and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs North.
This term we are learning about the Romans in History and looking at Roman remains in the local area as well as comparing this to another locality. We will be learning about Sikhism in RE. In Computing we will be learning more about algorithms in our 'Young Coders' topic. Our PE activities this term are Gymnastics and Swimming. In Art, we will be learning about and creating our own mosaics. Later in the term we will be using pneumatics to create a moving monster in DT. We will continue with French: learning colours and numbers to make sentences.
Extra information: We will be going Swimming on Thursday afternoons this term and will be doing indoor PE on Tuesdays or Fridays. 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.
This term our DT topic is all about designing and making a board game. To link with this we are going to be learning about Instructions and Explanations in order to write a explanation booklet for our board games.
Later in the term we will be reading 'The Hodgeheg' by Dick King Smith and writing our own versions of the story. We will focus on perfecting dialogue, use of adverbials and structuring a story with independence. As well as continuing to develop our vocabulary choices; interesting sentence structures and proof reading and editing skills.
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.
This term we will be continuing to learn about plants and what they need in order to be healthy. We will then be learning about humans: our skeleton and muscles and what to eat to be healthy.
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/