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Welcome to Year 3!


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

 

This term we are learning about Europe, with a focus on France. We will be learning about identity and community in RE. In Computing we will be learning about coding, using Scratch and Micro:Bits. We will also be learning more about algorithms in our 'My first program' topic. Our PE activities this term are Swimming and Football.  In DT, we will be learning about and creating our own board games and later in the term we will make pizzas! We will also be learning a story in French.

 

Extra information: We will continue to do PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It will be outdoors so make sure you have warm clothes and a waterproof coat! We will be swimming on Tuesday afternoons: you will need a towel, swimming costume and hat (goggles and 'muscles' are optional).

 

 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.

Year 3 Home Learning letter Spring 2021

Scatter tables

English

We will  be learning about instruction and explanation texts this term. This will help us to write an explanation booklet about how to play our DT Board Games. Later in the term we will be reading 'The Hodgeheg' by Dick King Smith and creating our own version 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.

 

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. We will also be learning about the human body: our skeleton and muscles and how to eat healthily to provide our body with everything it needs.

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/ 

 

Useful stories to read with children about Coronavirus

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