Bonjour Year 3
Please remember to learn your lines because our Xmas performances are just around the corner!
Well we have such a busy and fun term ahead of us and the staff in Year 3 are so excited! There is just so much to look forward to.
Before we do...
On Monday 20th November we visited Kent Life to learn more about Stone Age Britain. It was a fantastic day - pictures to follow soon!
A big Thank You to everyone who helped us on the day
On Thursday 14th December, we will take part in a Christmas labyrinth in the school hall - this is an exciting new way for children to engage with and learn all about the Christmas story.
Further dates will be provided by the school office.
In English this term we will be focussing on two non-fiction texts: Secrets of Stonehenge and Celts. We will also be reading different types of poetry (Haikus and Kennings) as well as a delightful poem called ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright.
In numeracy, we will continue work on times tables and division facts - so please keep practising them. If you would like games to support your learning then see below on the Home Support link or try http://coolsciencelab.com/math_magician.html.
In our calculation work, some children will be introduced to the column addition method whilst some children will continue to consolidate addition using number lines.
In our Link learning, children will be asking and answering important historical questions about Stonehenge, the Iron Age and Maiden Castle. You could do some of your own research using these websites:
Children will continue to develop their knowledge of the British Isles by learning about the counties around Kent.
If you would like access to more map games try https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/games
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Year 3 team.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Thakur, Mrs Hutton Miss Hyams and Mrs Northwood
Welcome to Year 3
We hope you had an amazing summer.
Year 3 will be a fantastic, fun filled learning adventure and we are really looking forward to teaching you.
Our topic this term is Stones and Bones
In Literacy we have three fantastic books to help us learn more about the Stone Age.
You can also learn more by visiting the following websites – it’s fascinating to learn just how pre-historic people looked and lived!
In numeracy we will be learning about numbers: place value; reading and writing; ordering and comparing and using the symbols < > =. We will also be revisiting and consolidating calculation methods learnt in Year 2.
From Year 3, children take part in weekly Times Tables challenges. They will be asked to complete multiplication and division facts for 2s, 5s and 10 times tables in a timed session. We will begin with 10 times tables – so please practise them regularly at home.
Additional Maths activities - Study Ladderhttps://www.studyladder.co.uk/myschool/29688/myclass/938712
In science, children will be investigating rocks and soils. They will learn about how rocks are formed and about the three different types of rocks: metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary. visit this page to learn more about Rocks http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/rocks_soils.shtml
Recorder lessons begin every Monday (instruments will be provided).
Please make sure your child has a full PE Kit in school
(days to be confirmed).
Homework will be sent home in the form of a homework book containing a different grid each term.
This has activities from across the curriculum for children to complete in whichever order they choose.
In addition children need to be learning their spellings (given out and tested on a weekly basis) and their times tables.
Homework books are due in each Monday and will be returned to the children on Tuesday.
The children will be receiving home reading journals for them to record their reading at home each week. The target is to read 5 times each week. We will monitor who is reading regularly and give out small prizes for those children who do this.
Please send your child to school with a named water bottle as it is very important for them to stay hydrated.
Nut Allergy – Please remember we are a nut free year group and children should not bring in any snacks or foods containing nuts or sesame seeds - Thank YOU
If you have any questions or issues to discuss you can put a note in your child's contact/reading book or catch us at the door in the morning or afternoon.
Mrs Thakur, Mrs Hutton, Miss Hyams and Mrs Northwood
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