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Welcome to our Year 3 Class Page : Miss Sayer & Mrs Williams

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Welcome to our Year 3 Class page. 

This page will be updated every half term to help to keep you up to date with the topics we will be working on in class. 

There will also be a copy of my long term plan for the year and each half term's medium term plan as we get to it. 

I will post helpful websites to support our learning and a copy of the spellings for the half term. 

Enjoy using our class page! 

HELPFUL HINTS

The children can bring a bookbag to school to put in their homework, snack, reading diary and reading book. NO RUCKSACKS PLEASE.

If children want to bring in a water bottle, it must be named and only contain water. It will come home every night to be washed and refilled.

PE

Children will need their PE kits in school on Thursdays.  Please ensure your child has suitable kit, including a supportive pair of trainers and separate PE socks.

 

English

We will be finishing our work on the book Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura.  Using this text as inspiration, we will then be writing a historical narrative.  Within this narrative, we will be including a rich and varied vocabulary and developing our use of inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.

We will then begin reading a new text – ‘Big Blue Whale’ by Nicola Davies.  After learning important facts about these creatures, we will use a range of persuasive devices to write a ‘Save the Whales’ leaflet.  Throughout, our focus will be to use an increasing range of sentence structures and include adverbs to express time, place and cause in our writing.                                                                                                         

Big Blue Whale

Maths

Money

This half term, we will focus on applying our knowledge of addition and subtraction to money.  We will explore this concept practically, thinking about different contexts where these skills will be useful -for example, calculating change.  We will then move on to study mass, using a range of measurements including grams and kilograms and volume, using litres and milliletres.

Maths Support at Home

Below are links to maths resources created by White Rose to support your child's learning at home.

Times Tables

We will be focusing on our 3, 4 and 8 times tables, improving our fluency and confidence.

Your child also has access to Times Table Rockstars which is an excellent tool to improve rapid recall of multiplication and division facts.  Will you become a times tables legend?

https://ttrockstars.com/

Spelling

Here you will find spelling lists for each half term.  It is important that your child spends time each week practising these at home to consolidate and reinforce their learning at school.  Some useful spellings strategies are included on each half term's spelling overview to support learning at home.  Each Friday, children are given a spelling test to assess their understanding of the spelling patterns focused on that week and identify targets for further development.

 

Half term four:

We will be continuing to develop strategies for learning the Year 3 and 4 statutory words.  We will also be learning how to apply prefixes ‘super-‘ and ‘auto-‘ to words and thinking about their meaning.  A large focus for this half term will also be on revising and practising a range of homophones to support us when writing.

Phase 3 phonics group spelling lists:

Statutory Spelling Lists

Science

rocks website

We will be continuing to investigate the topic of rocks, using our knowledge to compare and group different rocks based on their properties and appearance.  Throughout the topic, we will also be asking what fossils are and how they are formed.  We will then extend our investigation to focus on soils and how they are made up of rock and organic matter.  Ultimately, we will be applying all of our scientific knowledge to designing a garden, making choices for the best types of rocks and soils for the job and justifying our decisions with scientific evidence.

PE

We will be playing net and wall games.  Our focus will be on the skills of attacking and defending and working as a team to score points.

 

badminton

RE

We will be studying Christianity, with a focus on Church and understanding what Christians mean when they talk about The Holy Spirit.   

bible

Music

We will studying the song ‘Dragon Song’ by Joanne Mangona.  This is a song about kindness, respect, friendship, acceptance and happiness.  We will explore a range of musical features of the song and learn to perform it together. 

music notes(1)

History

We will be continuing our study of how Britain changed from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.  We will investigate similarities and differences between the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Palaeolithic eras and the impact of this period on our lives today.                                   

stone age website

D.T.

Our topic will be focused on healthy eating, where we can plan and create our own sandwich snacks.  Our design brief is to design and make sandwiches for year 3 to enjoy at our Easter picnic. Throughout this project, we will think about the importance of eating a healthy and varied diet and learn a range of cooking skills including chopping and dicing safely. 

food(1)

Spanish

We will be revising simple greetings and how to ask and respond to questions.  We will then expand our vocabulary to include numbers and colours - using this knowledge to develop our language skills through a range of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities.

spanish website

Computing

Our focus will be E-Safety – learning some of the risks of the online world and how to overcome them to use the internet safely and sensibly.

Homework

Homework will be given out on Mondays to be completed and returned by Friday. There will be online maths homework and grammar homework to be completed in your child’s homework book. Your child will also have spellings and reading to complete each week.

Your  child is encouraged to also access TTRockstars to practise their multiplication and division facts, which are crucial to enhance their understanding across the maths curriculum.

Reading at home

Bug Club has books set for your child to read at home. There are quizzes and questions to complete along the way. When your child has completed all the activities within the book they will automatically be assigned a new book. Children should be aiming to read at home 4 times a week.

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

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