Welcome to Year 3!
The Year Three teachers are Mrs Stephens (3S), Mrs Chadwick (3C) and Miss Theakston and Miss Burton (3TB).
The teaching assistants are Mrs Strange, Mrs Beasley and Mrs Sturgess.
In Year Three we will set homework every Thursday which is due back in the following Tuesday each week. We know that reading is important to support your child's imagination, creativity and learning across all subjects. Therefore, reading for 15 minutes each evening will be expected as part of your child's weekly homework. We know it's important that children enjoy reading and so we are happy for this to be a school reading book, a library book, or a book from home so that your child has a wide range to choose from. Please ensure you listen to your child read, ask them questions and sign their reading record each evening. Please also let us know when your child needs to change their reading book.
The Year Three team.
Week beginning: 1st October
This week in Year 3 we have been learning the spelling rules when adding suffixes to adjectives to create adverbs.
For words ending in 'y' such as happy, we add 'ily' to make happily.
For words ending in 'l' such as beautiful, we add 'ly' to make beautifully.
For words ending in 'c' such as comic we add 'ally' to make comically.
We still need some support to spell these words accurately. Please help us at home in remembering these rules.
In Maths this week we have been measuring using cm and mm. We are learning to line up the object with the '0' on the ruler. We are also learning that there are 10mm in 1cm.
Science was very interesting this week as we investigated which magnet would be the strongest. We will continue to learn how magnets attract and repel each other next week.
Next week we are thrilled to be inviting some of our parents in to help us create our volcanoes. We can name the features of a volcano and have added these to our designs ready to share with our parents next week. The workshop starts at 2pm and might be a bit messy so please don't wear the nicest clothes.
Please note that all children will need an art shirt to participate as well. Additionally, the children need an art shirt for their painting lessons in our Art Lessons. It can be an old, adult-sized work shirt or long sleeved shirt. It must cover their arms and have their name on it. Please ensure that these are in school by Monday so that they do not miss out on any of the fun activities coming up!
Week beginning 24th September 2018
Have you heard of volcanoes? Do you know how they came to be? We will be exploring how volcanoes are formed in our Geography lessons this week. We are also learning about volcanoes through our poetry work which is based around the book, 'A pebble in my pocket'. In our English lessons we will be focusing on how to use similes, metaphors and personification to engage the reader when writing our poetry. We will also have our weekly spelling test on Tuesday which is based on the words from our homework. Please help us to improve our spellings by practising these at home.
In Maths we are finding 10 and 100 more and less of 2 and 3 digit numbers. We are using our knowledge of place value to work out the answer in our heads (For example, 342 - 40 = 302 because we just take away 4 tens). Additionally, we will continue to practise our recall skills for the 3 and 4 times tables.
Week Beginning: 17.09.18
In Year Three this week we have been learning about Friction in our Science lessons and how it can make an object slow down, stop or move.
In English this week we have been writing letters about a new friend we have made at school. We still need to practise using capital letters consistently for proper nouns (names of people, countries, places, days and months). Please continue to practise this skill at home with your child.
Our spelling homework each week is based on the Year 3 and 4 spelling word lists from the National Curriculum. You can help us practise at home by using the spelling frame website below.
We are focusing on the 4 times table this week. We need to learn strategies to make us quicker at recalling the times tables. For example, if we know that 10 X 4 = 40 then for 11 X 4 we can just do 40 + 4. Please test your child on their 4 times tables to help them improve.
Have a good week.
From the Year Three team.
Week Beginning: 10.09.18
In Year Three this week we have been getting to know one another, our new class rooms and the new school routines for KS2.
We have also been revising our 2s, 5s and 10 times tables and are beginning to learn the 3s, 4s and 8s this year.
You can practise these at home using the Top Marks website link below.
In our writing this week we are focusing on capital letters, full stops and neat letter formation. Many of us still need some support in identifying proper nouns in our writing (e.g. names of places, people, countries, days of the week, months of the year) as these all need a capital letter. It would be helpful to practise these at home.
Our spelling homework each week are based on the Year 3 and 4 spelling word lists from the National Curriculum. You can help us practise at home by using the spelling frame website below.
Have a good week.
From the Year Three team.