Welcome to Year 3
The Year 3 Team 2016-17
|Mrs Pearce||Mrs McDonald||Mrs Howells-Davies|
Songs for 'The Zany Zoo' can be listened to below
What is happening this week?
19.06.2017 - 24.06.2017
- Topic: We will be asking where, why and how cocoa grows.
- English: We will be writing a character description of Mrs Tredegar from 'The Green Ship'
- Maths: We will be continuing column addition and looking at subtraction by counting up.
- Science: We will be designing a plant that is able to survive in the rainforest.
- IT: Touch Typing
- History Lines
- Making a mosaic
- charioteer facts
- Chariot Races
- Roman entertainment
The progression in calculations document and videos can be seen HERE
A pack to help children learn their times tables can be found HERE
Here is a digital version of the leaflet issued at the Year 3 curriculum meeting. More information about the year can be found below it.
Library occurs every Tuesday. Your child is now entitled to two books each week. Please ensure they have their library books on this day if they wish to change them. Free readers can select two chapter books to read. If they need changing during the week, please visit the library after school.
PE takes place every Monday and Wednesday. We expect your child to have their PE kits in school on these days including a named planet t-shirt, shorts, trainers, plimsolls and jogging bottoms. 3FC are swimming instead of PE on a Monday starting on Monday 19th September and will require a costume/trunks, towel and goggles if you wish.
With the change in focus of the new curriculum we have reviewed the homework given across the school. Across KS2 the focus is on the key skills of learning your times tables. Your child will be expected to complete 2 sheets each week. As your child becomes more confident in quick recall they will have the opportunity to take a quick fire quiz. If they are successful in this they will move to the next level. Your child will be given 2 new sheets to complete each week. Homework will be given out on a Thursday and needs to be handed in the following Wednesday.
To supplement this homework we also encourage use of the Active Primary/Abacus website www.activelearnprimary.co.uk to sign in their user name is the first 4 letters of their first name and the first 4 letters of their surname (sarah smith would be sarasmit) the password for all children is pass. The school code is rr3c
- A pack to help your child learn their times tables
- Supporting your child at home with calculations
Spelling homework will be set on a Thursday and needs to be handed in the following Wednesday. You child will receive their spellings for 2 weeks. The first week will allow your child to learn the spellings using the look, say, cover, write, check technique. The second week your child is expected to use their spelling words in sentences. Your child will have a half termly test on a range of the spelling given out to check they have embedded the spellings.
We would also like all children to read daily at home, both silently and to an adult. Please encourage your child to read fluently, with expression and ask questions to aid their understanding. Can you please ensure your child has their reading record and book in school every day.
Children in Year 3 are expected to change their reading books, as they need to, first thing when they enter the classroom in the morning. ‘Free readers’ able to change their books during the designated library time or after school.
‘Talk’ homework will be set every other Monday in preparation for our Big Write which will take place the next day. Please spend 10 minutes discussing the task with your child. It is not necessary to record anything.