Welcome to the year 3 webpage!
We are really excited about the new year ahead and are already well into the swing of things in terms 5 and 6!
On this page you will find information about the year 3 curriculum, trips, 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.
Jackie, Sam, Dawn, Alan and the year 3 team.
This term we will be working on a narrative unit based on a book called The Legend of Spud Murphy, as a starting point for looking at different styles of letter writing. This will be followed at the end of the term with a unit on shape poetry, which links to our Creepy Crawlies topic. In terms of reading, your child will be part of guided reading sessions and will also read to parent/carer helpers during the course of the week. (Volunteers are still needed for 3A and 3T) Spellings will continue to be given out by your childs spelling teacher. Please return the 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.
Concepts covered this term include:
- Written column methods for addition and subtraction
- Using timetables for multiplication and division
- Identifying near doubles and using doubles already known for addition and subtraction
- Making and describing right angles, acute and obtuse angles.
- Using the four compass points
- Beginning to recognise equivalent fractions
- Finding totals and working with money
We will continue with the Times Table Challenge.
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.
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 can be found in their homework book front cover.
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 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 6! Please see below for the homework wall for terms 5 and 6.
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 from previous week collected.
New homework given out.
Spelling test and new spellings given out.
Term 5 Curriculum Overview
In Science, our Edison focus for this term is called ‘Creepy Crawlies’. The children will learn about plants and animals, how animals adapt to a habitat, the function of the parts of a plant and what plants need to grow well.
During term 6 our Edison topic will be a topic looking at the local area. We will be following maps and looking at change.
Information and Communications Technology:
The children will continue to work on their coding skills, and also do bits of research related to topic with reference to E-Safety.
Art: This term the children will produce work based on pattern - in particular, creating Rangoli patterns and designing their own Diva Lamps.
Music: We will be exploring rhythm patterns and learning to read simple notation and learning some simple songs in two parts and rounds.
Physical Education: The focus for Games this term is gymnastics; children will learn to control their posture in a number of dynamic and fluid movements. The children will also receive specialist coaching in tennis and swimming.
Personal, Social and Health Education: Our topics in P.S.H.E. include ‘Relationships and ‘'Changes'
MFL: This term the children are learning about French words for animals and descriptions of their movement.
Mr Thomson's group
Spellings for 26th June
Spellings to be tested on 26th June
Mrs Arbrey's Group
Spellings to be tested on 19th June
Swimming is on Tuesday mornings starting from Tuesday 13th September. Each class will go swimming every week for the whole of year 3. 3A and 3RW will leave at 9.15 and 3T will travel up at 10.20 (Please remember a swimming hat. It is also important that boys do not wear ‘Bermuda style’ shorts that are too long or baggy.) Long hair must be tied back and all jewellery (including earrings) must be removed for health and safety reasons.