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Welcome to Year 3!


Our teacher in Year 3 is Miss Todd and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Couchman. Mrs McMurray will also be working with us in Year 3.

 


This term we will be finishing our comparison of two locations in Britain and then learning about France in Geography. In History we will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons. We will be continuing with our Sikhism topic and then considering Families and Communities in RE.  In Computing we will be developing our understanding of programming with Micro:bits.  PE lessons will include Gymnastics, Fitness, Dance and Athletics. For our music lessons, we will be learning to play the recorder and developing our understanding of rhythms and musical notation. Our DT topic is designing and making a board game which we will link to our English learning and in the second half of the term we will be making pizzas! Finally, in French, we will be learning to tell a story and how to talk about our families.

 

Extra information: We will be doing PE on Wednesdays and Fridays. Make sure you have both indoor and outdoor kit in case.

 

Every Monday Reading Records must be handed in so they can be checked. If you finish your reading book, let an adult know at school so we can find a convenient time for you to choose a new one. Spellings are tested on a Monday and new words will be handed out on the same day if possible.


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Year 3 Home Learning letter

Scatter tables

English

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 an 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.

 

Science


This term in Science we will be learning more about the properties of plants and what they need to survive. Later in the term we will be learning about Humans, with a focus on nutrition

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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