Welcome to Year 3
In Year 3 our teachers are Miss Swallow (Flamingos), Miss Shipley (Macaws) and Mrs West (Toucans). We are supported by Teaching Assistants Mrs Jenkins, Mrs Oakley and Mrs Hanna. Miss Swallow is the Year 3/4 Phase Leader.
WELL DONE AWARDS
Thursday 5th March 2020
This weeks Awards go to:
Toucans - Jayden
Flamingos - Tom
Macaws - Arthur
FOR IMPORTANT DATES PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR
Over the next half term, we will be looking at the Roman invasion of Britain and how this event changed the Iron Age way of life. We will explore how this invasion affects our lives, even to this day!
Our English this term is focussed on myth and legends. We are primarily focussing on the story of Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome. Children have been exploring the text through reading focussed lessons using drama and performance alongside exploring the vocuabulary of the story.
Children will soon be planning their own version of the story!
We are focussing on the correct use of prepositions and conjunctions within our writing.
Spring 1: Multiplication, division and money.
Spring 2: Length and perimeter, fractions.
We will also be regularly practising mental arithmetic skills, including number bonds and times tables (2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8), to improve children’s fluency and speed of recall.
THIS WEEK'S HOME LEARNING:
This week, we have focused on multiplication using known facts. Children's homework this week is based around multiplication and multiplying by 10.
Practise your times tables - garage focus on the 2s, 5s, 10s, 4s, 8s, 3s
WEEKLY SPELLINGS -
Spelling Pattern: Words with the 'ion' suffix
There will be a weekly spelling programme during the term. For the first half of the term every child will be revisiting previously taught spelling patterns to consolidate their learning. During the second half of the term, we will complete five spelling sessions a week with the children. Taught spellings will alternate between Read Write Inc spelling units and the Year3/4 words.
Children will record their spellings for the week in their homework diaries.
Please click here to view the Year 3 and 4 Word/Spelling List.
In KS2 we hold a spelling competition between the classes to see who can get their hands on the spelling trophy. During certain weeks of the year, the children will be tested on words from the Year 3/4 word list. Their class teacher will then collect in the scores and work out a class percentage for the amount they get correct. The winning class will receive the spelling trophy! Please support your child by reviewing these spellings at home in time for the test.
Our Year 3/4 competition words will next be tested the week beginning 2nd March
To see the timetable and words to learn click here.
Macaws - Indoor on Wednesday, Outdoor on Friday
Toucans - Indoor on Wednesday, Outdoor on Friday
Flamingos - Indoor on Wednesday, Outdoor on Friday
Please can you ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school for these days as well as long hair tied back. For safety reasons, jewellery is not to be worn during PE lessons, therefore could you please ensure your child is able to remove it independently before the lesson or have it removed before coming into school.
CURRICULUM EVENING 2019
Please click here to view the Curriculum Evening Presentation .
Please click here to view the Year 3 Curriculum Overview.
SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING AT SCHOOL
- Read with your child as much as possible as this helps with their fluency and understanding of texts as well as helping to increase their imagination for their own writing. Please ensure your child fills out their reading record for each book they read. We expect your child to read between 1 and 2 books from then school reading scheme per week.
- Practise times tables. Revise 2, 5 and 10 times table from Year 2. By the end of Year 3, children are expected to know their times tables at speed and be able to rapidly recall the 3, 4, 8 and 11 times tables. In school, children practise times tables using Times Tables Rock Stars four times each week.
- Encourage your children to play on the following educational websites:
Times Tables Rocks Stars - www.ttrockstars.com
Top Marks - http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games
To access another useful Year 3 reading list, click here.
Please click here to view list of generic questions to help parents discuss a text with their child when reading.
Year 3 Recorder sessions take place on Friday afternoons.
Please check that your child has an apron or art shirt in their bags for messy activities in school.