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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.

Many thanks,

The Year Three team.

3S Moving Monsters- We used our understanding of pneumatic's to create monsters that open and close their mouths!

Our Rock Walk

This week in Year Three we have been investigating the permeability of rocks. We tested chalk, sandstone, limestone, granite and slate to see if they would absorb water or not. We discovered that rocks that absorb water are called porous. If it is porous then the water might run through and so it would not be waterproof. The porous rocks were sandstone and chalk which means they would not be used to make buildings or for roof tiles! Rocks such as limestone are impermeable which is why they are a good material for making buildings. Did you know that St Paul's Cathedral in London is made from limestone?

 

 

3S - Investigating the permeability of rocks

 In 3S we have been finding out about pneumatics- using air to make something work. We created a simple pneumatic system using some tubing, a balloon, a syringe and an elastic band. We were able to lift a ruler from the table without touching it just by using air. We will use our investigation to create moving monsters- watch this space for the results...……..

 

 

Week beginning: 26th November 2018

 

Dear parents and carers,

 

This week in Year Three we went on a rock walk where we observed how rock erode over time. It was a fantastic morning, and we thought it was "the best Science lesson ever!" (Catherine, 3S).

 

We started our new Maths topic on Measures this week. The children learnt how to read cm and mm on a ruler and are beginning to conver mm to cm and vice versa. The children are sometimes not sure whether they should be multiplying or dividing by 10 and need to use a ruler to check. 

 

In English this week we have been writing instructions. The children are confident in using bullet points for a list and time adverbials to start sentences (First, Next, After that,) however they must remember when to use a comma after a fronted adverbial. To help your child's understanding, it might help to point these out when reading with your child in the evenings. 

 

Many thanks,

 

The Year Three team.

 

 

Year 3 Yearly Overview 2018-19


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