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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


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.

Scatter tables

English

To begin the term we will be reading 'The Legends of King Arthur' and will learn about the features of legends in order to write our own.

You can read some legends on the e2bn site: http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/

Try: 

1. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
2. A mermaid and a magic comb
3. Robin Hood and a silver arrow
4. Humpty Dumpty and the fall of Colchester
5. Matilda's bracelet

 

Later in the term we will be reading an abridged version of 'The Secret Garden' to focus on descriptive writing. 

 

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 light and then learning more about the properties of plants and what they need to survive.

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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