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Welcome to Year 3!


Our teacher in Year 3 is Miss Todd and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Bolt and Mrs Elliott.

 

This term we are learning about prehistory: considering the events from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will continue to consider what difference the belief that God is the Creator makes to Christians' lives. In Computing we will be learning about Algorithms and coding. We will evaluate our our 'Animal Magic' performances in Music in order to rehearse and make improvements. Our PE activities this term are Netball and Tennis.  In Art, we will be learning how to draw figures to produce our own portraits and we will be practising our pronunciation with French phonics.

 

Extra information: We will be doing PE on Tuesday and Thursday. Make sure you have the right kit. 

 

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.


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

Scatter tables

English

To begin the term we will be recapping our characteristics of an effective learner and making Calligrams. Then we will be reading 'The Minpins' by Roald Dahl and creating our own version of the story with a focus on effective setting and character descriptions. Later in the term we will be looking at books by Michael Foreman and practising poems to perform. We will also be writing our own non-chronological reports by developing our note-taking and research skills and considering the layout and structure of non-fiction texts.

 

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.

 

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 investigating the properties rocks and soils, followed by improving our knowledge of forces and exploring the behaviour of magnets. 

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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