Year 3

 
Welcome to Year 3

Welcome back to another term in Year 3. In the Year 3 team, we have Miss Farid (Year leader), Mrs Bland, Mr Hijaz, Mrs Ahmad, Mrs Akram and Mrs Raghu. We have lots of exciting things planned as part of our Roald Dahl topic for the Summer term. 

 

 

Homework
All children are expected to complete their homework everyday. This includes their Maths challenge, their spellings and reading everyday. Homework for Maths is now set on Google Classroom and we expect every child to complete it and turn it in. Once all homework is completed, home journals need to be signed  by an adult. We really do appreciate the support of parents and carers in ensuring that homework is completed on time and to a high standard. 

 

As always, should you wish to contact your child’s class teacher, please email the office and the message will be forwarded. Please try to avoid trying to discuss things at pick-up time, this is not appropriate for two reasons: it is difficult to have discussions while maintaining social distancing; the teacher’s priority at pick-up is ensuring that each child is safely dismissed from school to an adult who we know.  

English

 

Writing

In English this term we will be learning about Roald Dahl and reading some of his books such as Fantastic Mr Fox and The Twits. The children will be using these texts to write descriptions, diary entries, letters, reports and adverts. Please continue to support your child in spelling all Key Stage 1 words and most Year 3 and 4 common exception words.

 

http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/suffix.htm  

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=english/spelling

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase6Menu.htm

http://www.galacticphonics.com/prefixes/prefixes.htm

 

Reading

Our text for the first half term is How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (MBE). This follows the story of Hiccup, a boy who needs to train his dragon in order to pass the initiation test and become a full member of the Viking Hairy Hooligan tribe. 

As well as being a fantastically written story, Cressida is an award winning author who has won numerous prizes for her books and has sold more the seven million copies of 'How to train your dragon'. 

 

Maths

In the Summer term we will be focusing on time. The children will be telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes in analogue and digital and in Roman numerals. They will also be learning about how many days there are in a month, year and a leap year.

 

We will continue to do lots of practical work using a variety of resources to represent calculations and deepen our understanding.

 

At home, please help your children with their daily homework and practise the times tables regularly. By the end of Year 3 the children are expected to know the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. They should also be able to find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number.

Please help and encourage your children to tell the time from a variety of clocks, including 24 hour clocks and those with Roman numerals.

 

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

 http://www.what2learn.com/home/examgames/maths/subtraction/

 http://www.ictgames.com/hickory4.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

PE
Year Three have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The children will be playing rounders on Tuesdays and cricket on Thursdays. These activities will focus on working as a team and developing their batting and ball skills. 
 
Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school from Monday to Friday. They will need a pair of trainers for Games on Thursdays as these lessons will be outside. Please also send in a carrier bag for muddy shoes and a warm jumper for the chilly days. A change of socks is also useful.
 
Science
This term our topic is Plants. The children will learn about the different parts of a plant and the functions of a plant. They will investigate how plants change over time and learn about the life cycle of a plant. 

 

Year 3 will develop the skills necessary to plan and carry out an investigation, as well as beginning to identify what makes a fair test.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8

 
Computing
In computing we will be beginning to understand how to safely use email to communicate. We will also be learning about online safety and how we can keep ourselves safe online by protecting our personal information and using the internet. 
RE
In RE we will be looking at important people in Christianity and Islam. We will be learning about the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the Pope to find out why they were significant people in their religion. 
 
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