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 Welcome to back to Year 3

 

Welcome back to Year 3 children and parents! We're all excited to have everyone back in school on the 8th March and are looking forward to creating more memories at school.

We hope your children are looking forward to continuing their Year 3 journey. This year there are two classes in Year 3, called the Sharks and the Penguins. 

The Sharks class is taught by Mr Roscoe and the teaching assistant is Mrs Stretton.

The Penguin class is taught by Mrs Burridge. The teaching assistant in this class is Miss Forrest.

 

If you have any questions, please let us know.

 

Curriculum

English: This term we will be looking at our year 3 novel study, in which we read Morpurgo's 'The Butterfly Lion'. This fantastic story always inspires some super drama and writing. After half term, we will focus on non-chronological reports and stories based on the environments we will be studying in Combined Studies. We will also be exploring the features of a newspaper and creating reports about animals that live in Extreme Environments. 

 

Maths: We will begin the term by reinforcing our understanding of our times tables, as well as exploring the best ways to use them. We will be learning to recognise coins; add and subtract money; work out change; read, interpret and create graphs based on data; measure length and perimeter before starting to work on fractions.
 

Combined studies: We will be starting our 'Extreme Environment' topic by using atlases to locate them around the world, investigating how plants and animals survive there and creating a piece of art based around the rainforest. Please see our topic overview on the Curriculum Page on our website for more details.
 

Science: We made a tasty start to our new science topic of ‘Rocks’ by making our own versions of Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous rocks out of chocolate. We will be learning to compare and group rocks according to their properties as well as carrying out investigative work on the properties of the rocks. After half term we will be focusing on forces and magnets!
 

Homework

This is an outline of how homework will run each week.

 

Spelling lessons will be taught on Wednesday mornings. The half termly spellings list will be sent at the beginning of the term and can also be found on the Year 3 page of the website, as well as on the door to the Year 3 area. We ask that the spelling homework is not handed in early, so children get a full week to practise before Wednesday.

 

English homework will be set via Purple Mash website: https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home . 

Children will have a homework book where they can rehearse newly taught skills and spelling patterns.

 

Maths homework will predominantly be online via the MyMaths website: https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ . Each child will have their own log in, which will be sent home with them in a letter.

All homework will be set on a Wednesday and needs to be submitted by the following Wednesday. If there are any issues please let us know and we will be happy to help.

 

Times Tables

It is incredibly important that children can confidently recall the multiplication and division facts for the tables they are working on.You may find the following website, which contains many different times tables interactive activities useful in helping your child learn their times tables: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables.

as well as using Times Tables Rockstars to make practise fun! 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school

 

Thank you all for your support and cooperation, especially during these difficult times. We are really looking forward to all that this term has to offer and giving your children the opportunities to experience new and exciting things. If you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

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