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Welcome to Year 3

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement (January 4th 2021) that all schools will be closed except for critical worker’s children and vulnerable children, we have prepared remote learning for your child to complete.  The Government has established the expectation that schools set work that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school, and as a minimum 3 hours per day on average. This work has been planned to be well-sequenced to build knowledge and skills and, if completed to the same standard as in school, we estimate should be completed in this time frame.

If you have questions, we encourage parents to communicate with teaching staff using the year group email: year3@churchendacademy.com. However, as we will be teaching in the classroom, we ask that any questions are emailed during the hours of 10am – 12 (noon).


 Welcome to Year 3 – 2020/2021

 

Welcome back to Year 3 children and parents!

We hope your children have enjoyed their Christmas Holidays and are looking forward to continuing their Year 3 journey. This year there are two classes in Year 3, called the Sharks and the Penguins. This document outlines important information for both classes and hopefully gives you a good picture of how the school day/ week will run.

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.

 

As we are now back to remote learning for the time being, we will emailing work out daily for you to do, but we will also be posting the resources on here for you to use too. 

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!

Planting strawberries and raspberries in our planters

Dewali Celebration

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