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Welcome to Year 3

 

We hope you had an amazing summer.frown

 

Year 3 will be a fantastic, fun filled learning adventure and we are looking forward to teaching you.no

 

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!

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/stone-age/

http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0008-tools-and-the-stone-age.php

 

 

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. We will begin with 10 times tables – so please practise them regularly at home.

 

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 webpage to learn morehttp://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.

 

Miss Brown and 3JB team

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