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Cotham Gardens Primary School

A Co-operative Academy

Thursday 6th September 2018

Welcome to the web page for year 3!

Thanks for visiting!

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

Best wishes,

Alan, Mike, James and Susie

 

Swimming is every Tuesday morning - please make sure your child has a swim suit, towel and goggles and a hat (for longer hair)

 

 

Literacy: 

In Term 3 we will look at narrative, instructions and playscripts.

We will start this term reading the story of Varjak Paw, an adventure story culminating in children writing their own exciting adventure.

Pen licenses for handwriting are beginning to be awarded to the children with the best handwriting - see below for guidelines.

Weekly spellings will start on Friday 1st March.  You can expect a printed spellings list for your child, however if this somehow 'goes missing' you will be able to find the lists on the bottom-right of this page.  

One of the most effective ways for your child to learn spellings is by the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method. 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.  As the year progresses, the children will learn a variety of different strategies to help them learn tricky words.

Numeracy:

Concepts covered this term include:

  • Fractions
  • Measures
  • Addition & Subtraction

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.  There will be a weekly, 10 minute times table challenge.

 

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 2!  Please see below for the homework wall for terms 1 and 2.

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

Homework books returned, marked.

Spelling test and new spellings given out.

 Term 3 & 4 Homework bank

Term 3 Curriculum Overview.

Topic:

This term we will be finishing off looking at Ancient Egypt. We will be looking at Ancient Egyptian gods and afterlife beliefs. Our next Topic will be based on the Games children Play.

Information and Communications Technology: 

The children will begin learning how to create fact files with word processing skills.

Art: We will be designing our own book covers as part of World Book Day on 7th March.

Physical Education: The focus for year 3 is mainly swimming,  Each class will be working on running, jumping catching and throwing at various points in the week.

This term  3R will be having tennis sessions with Simon Porter on WEDNESDAYS. Please ensure they have their kit in school on the correct day. 

Personal, Social and Health Education:  Our topic in PSHE is Healthy Me.

MFL: In French this term we will be learning the numbers from 1-20, some animals, and the names of popular playground games in France.  We will also be learning some Spanish as part of our Language of the month.

Spellings Lists

Mr Thomson’s Spellings. 

To be tested 22nd March

Learn these in context:

scene 

seen  

mail 

male

ball  

bawl 

there

their

they’re

lose

loose

to

too

 

Mr Cameron's and Ms Lyon's group, 

Mr C - Tested 22nd March

famous

favourite

February

forwards

fruit

grammar

group

guard

guide

heard

heart

height

history

imagine

increase

important

interest



 Mr Reddecliff  and Mrs Bunny's group

Mr R: Spellings for  22nd March

Unlucky

Unfold

Unusual

Unfortunate

Dislike

Disagree

Disappear

Dishonest

Distrust

Disorder

Discover

Discharge

Handwriting

In year three, the children begin to write with ink.  To earn their 'pen license' they should be able to consistently demonstrate the following in their writing:

All letters are correctly formed (like in the Nelson Scheme)

All letters are sitting correctly on the line

All short letters are the same size

All ascenders and descenders are the right height/length

All letters are joined correctly

Capital letters are bigger than lower case letters

Spaces between words are the right size (not too small or big)

Work looks neat