Welcome to Year 3
Welcome back to another exciting term in year 3!
We can't wait to get going this summer term with many exciting things in place. Children will take part in a special art project with links to the Mayflower. We have an artist in residence working with us and we are really excited. Please continue to support your child with reading at home as we be checking reading records ready to receive reading raffle tickets. Lets hope for lots of sunshine and plenty of opportunities for learning both in and out of the classroom.
Miss Simpson will be teaching 3JS on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Miss Vasilonka will be teaching 3LV from Tuesday to Fridays.
Miss LM will be teaching 3LV on a Monday and on a Tuesday.
Our Year 3 Teaching Assistant, Mrs Buckley will be working with both classes across the week.
Underpinning all of our learning and time together are our school values. They are also linked to our Class Dojo rewards. We will learn about and celebrate examples of each value daily.
Our Value of the term is... Unity
What does belonging mean to me?
What can I do to make others feel that they belong?
Our Big question this term are:
As Mathematicians, we will continue to develop our understanding of multiplication and division by using the multiplication tables that we know to calculate mentally and then revise written methods for multiplication and division. We will also be look at fractions with a focus on equivalence and comparing. Later on in the term we will look at units of measure related to time. Please help your child with key facts such as months in the year , days in the year and second , minutes and hours.
As Writers we will first be learning how to write recounts and using our trip as a hook for fantastic writing. The children will continue to focus on constructing a variety of sentences,. We will continue to focus on learning how to use effective conjunctions to make our sentences interesting. We will be focus on using punctuation accurately, ensuring we understand how to use full stops and commas correctly. We will move onto learning how to write a mystery text and will spend time in our reading lessons unpicking how these stories are constructed. In our writing sessions we will be aiming to use high level vocabulary. Most importantly, handwriting and presentation of our ideas will be at the forefront of all we do.
As Scientists we begin by learning about light. We will be learning about shadows, light and dark and conducting a variety of experiments. We will also consider sun safety.
We will then be learning about rocks and soils. The children will explore the different types of rocks and how they are formed. The children will learn about fossils and explore how natural geography plays a key part in how rocks are formed.
As Geographers we will be learning about the world that we live in. We will be comparing the United Kingdom to Italy and will learn how to locate places using a map. The children will also learn about volcanos and earthquakes, studying how they are formed and why they happen.
Spellings will be given out on a Monday ready for a test on the following Monday. These words will be linked to the Year 3 spelling patterns in our Read Write Inc. daily spelling lessons as well as the year 3/4 NC required word lists. We will have a focus on recapping previous spellings and spellings from year 2 to help close gaps.
Please read at home – Every day!
While we would love all children to read daily - what is most important is that children develop a love of reading and choose to read for pleasure, as a school we encourage children to read for 10-20 minutes on most days. Remember, when reading for pleasure , the library offers many fantastic choices to read at home and online.
As always, please come and have a chat if you have any questions linked to the AR scheme or would like to know ways to engage your child with reading at home.
The children can change their books daily in class. We ask that the children have an adult signed reading session in their reading record book to do this. We really encourage reading both their school book and other texts that interest them at home. We will be reading a class book each term and hope the children enjoy them.
Reading to, with and listening to your children can be so much fun!
Times Table Rock Stars
We are trying really hard this year to learn our times tables. We have a daily session where we practice. To support our learning of these tables in school, we would love you to have fun using TTRS at home; the children love it in school! The children have all been given their individual login.
Homework is set on a Tuesday to be returned on the following Monday. This maybe through teams, paper copies or a project. This term, we would like the children to focus on their key skills and work towards meeting their individual targets. With this in mind, it is important that they continue to use TTRS to learning their times table, practice their spellings and read as often as possible.
For this terms homework, please look on dojo and teams.