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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 are learning about The Americas in Geography and Prehistory: from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will be thinking about what difference it makes to Christians to believe in God as the Creator. In Computing we will be learning about word processing skills and filming School Council speeches. Our PE activities this term are Netball and Dance. We will also be starting to learn French. In Art, we will be experimenting with different techniques using Paul Klee's artwork as inspiration and we will also be creating portraits of ourselves and our friends.  

 

Extra information: We will do PE on Wednesdays and Fridays. At least one sessions will be outdoors so make sure you have warm clothes and a waterproof coat!

 

 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

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English

We will be learning about calligrams and creating our own linked to our characteristics of effective learners. We will also be reading and writing narratives linked to our History unit. Later in the term, we will be researching and producing non-chronological reports about Lions. There are also lots of other exciting poetry, story and film-based units in between!

 

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, you will begin as Rock Detectives- learning about the properties and uses of rocks and soils as well as how fossils are made! We will also be learning about Forces including investigating 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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