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Colston's Primary School A Co-operative Academy

Celebrating Diversity, Learning Together

 Friday 13th April 2018

Welcome to the web page for year 3

In terms 5 and 6 we will be focusing on creepy crawlies, the life cycle and food chains.  We have a trip booked in for the end of term 5 to Leigh Woods - watch out for more information coming very soon.  As ever, parent volunteers are more than welcome!

On this page you will find information about the year 3 curriculum, assemblies, homework and spellings.  At the bottom of the page you can find the noticeboard area which will contain details of upcoming trips and other important dates for your diary.

Best wishes,

Alan, James and Susie

 

Literacy: 

This term we will be reading Storm

In Term 5  we will be reading Storm by Kevin Crossley-Holland exploring how authors create moods through language choices.   We will investigating creepy crawlies and writing information texts on our favourite mini-beasts.    Following our trip to Leigh Woods we will also be learning how to write detailed and entertaining recounts.  We will also be opening The Mystery Box for a third time to find out what lies inside.

Spellings will continue to be given out by your child's spelling teacher. Please return their book each week, so that tests can be written in the back and you can see your child’s progress.

One of the most effective ways for your child to learn spellings is by the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method or dicey spellings. It has the dual benefit of being an effective way of learning for most children, including those with spelling difficulties, and of being something the child can do independently, (although please could you check occasionally that they are covering and not copying the words). Another way you can help your child to learning their spellings is by writing out a list of errors for them to correct.

Numeracy:

Concepts covered this term include:

  • equivalent fractions
  • Geometry
  • Multiplication and division methods

Times tables:

We hope that children can keep improving their speed and accuracy, as good times table knowledge underpins so many aspects of mathematics. Any help you can provide at home learning times tables and telling the time informally around home and when out and about would be greatly appreciated.

 

Homework:

Numeracy will be set online at www.mymaths.co.uk and your child will be able to select their weekly task by logging in with their unique password (details of which can be found inside their homework book on the first page).

Literacy involves the children making a choice about which homework they would like to do.  The homework tasks for the next two terms can be found on the 'homework wall' inside the front cover of their books and a digital copy can be found below.  The children should choose one homework per week and date the one that they have chosen to do. Their work will then be given a score based on effort.  There will be prizes for the children who's total scores  are the best in class at the end of term 4!  Please see below for the homework wall for terms 3 and 4.

Your support in helping your child to develop their independence and return their homework book every week would be appreciated. We understand that this is not always possible especially if you have had a busy weekend. Please feel free to let us know via a brief note if this is the case.

 

Homework

Homework

Wednesday

Homework from previous week collected.

 

Friday

New homework given out.

Spelling test and new spellings given out.

 

Term 3 and 4 Curriculum Overview.

Science:

This term we will be looking at the natural world, in particular, food chains, life cycles and the important role that insects have on our planet.

Information and Communications Technology: 

The children will continue  work on their word processing and coding skills, and also do bits of research related to topic with reference to E-Safety.

Art: Children will be visualising texts by authors we have been studying.

Music: We will be exploring rhythm patterns and learning songs that have a round.

Physical Education: The focus for year 3 is mainly swimming,  We will also doing lacrosse and gymnastics in the hall

Personal, Social and Health Education:  Our topic in PSHE is 'relationships' - we will be looking at the roles different family members have at home and challenging gender stereotypes.  The children will also be finding out new techniques for working together.

MFL: This term the children are learning about French words for the different animals and their movements.

Spellings Lists

Mr Thomson's Group

Spellings to be tested on the22nd June:

accidentally

actually

address

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

breath

breathe

build

business

 

Mr Cameron's and Miss Lyon's group, 

Tested on 22nd June.

 hopeful

forgetful

pitiful

beautiful

successful

fairness

kindness

loveliness

nastiness

foolishness

tidiness

happiness

 

Mrs Kaur's and Mrs Bunney's  groups

Tested on 22nd June

both

but

came

could

does

every

first

from

goes

gone