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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

For our final English topic of the year, we will be studying the text ‘Zeraffa Giraffa’ by Diane Hoffmeyr.  This true story will inspire our persuaive writing to encourage people to visit Zeraffa in Paris.  We will be able to build upon our knowledge of organsiational features like subheadings and paragraphs when creating our leaflets.  Additionally, we will be thinking about how we can use skills like repetition and alliteration to catch the reader’s attention.                                        

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Maths

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Our focus this half term will be on consolidating our work on fractions – finding fractions of amounts and comparing a range of fractions.  We will then learn how to tell the time using seconds, minutes and hours and how to calculate durations.  Finally, we will be studying properties of shapes, including identifying different angles.    

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 times tables up to 12, 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 Six:

We will be studying another rare GPC - the ‘ou’ sound.  We will also be introducing some more homophones – focusing on understanding their different meanings and which homophone to use in different contexts.  A large focus for this half term will be on using a range of spelling strategies to practise statutory spellings from our Year 3 words list.

Phase 3 group spellings:

Statutory Spelling Lists

Science

light

Our science focus for this half term is light.  We will use a range of scientific investigations to develop our understanding of key concepts such as shadows, reflection of light, how to protect our eyes from strong light exposure and the fundamental idea that light is what allows us to see things.

PE

We  will be honing our athletic skills through a range of different activities.  We will be working on improving our technique in both individual and team sports.

 

athletics

RE

We will be studying Hinduism, with a focus on why family is important to the life of a Hindu, considering the importance of commitment within Hinduism.      

hinduism

Music

We will be consolidating the learning that has occurred during the year –  revisiting songs and musical activities.  This will provide a context for our understanding of the History of Music and the beginnings of the Language of Music.

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Geography

We will be studying different settlements and land use over time in the North West.  We will be using maps to identify key topographical features in different areas and making links to how this affected the design and purpose of particular settlements.  We will also enter into discussions on sustainability and the use of natural resources.                            

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PSHE

Our driving question this half term will be ‘Why should we keep active and sleep well?’ which will lead us to examine the benefits of regular exercise and sleep on our bodies and minds.  We will explore how to make informed choices with regards to our exercise and sleep routines and where to seek support if we are struggling with these.  We will also see how a lack of physical activity can negatively impact our body and mood.  

DT

We will be using our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes to design and make our own shell structures for a specific purpose.  We will be investigating what materials to use and how to create strong structures, evaluating their effectiveness against a design brief.

shell structures

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 presentation skills – using computer programs to safely research a topic and present our findings in an appealing way for an audience.

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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