Dear Parents and Carers,
Have a wonderful half term break and rest well. Look forward to seeing you next week!
Mrs Plumley and Mrs Yau
Summer 1, week 6
This week Year 3 were extremely busy getting ready for their sharing assembly. In English we were working on our dictionary skills whereas in Maths we learnt about fractions! In Science we were examining shadows. The children were super excited to be able to work outside! In Art we finished our cartouches and in Geography we talked about the river Nile.
Summer 1, week 5
This week Year 3 were working incredibly hard on being able to tell the time. In English children were busy examining different ways of describing characters. In history we discovered the significance of the Rosetta Stone and used that knowledge to design our own cartouches! In science we examined shadows.
Summer 1, week 4
This week Year 3 were working extremely hard, in our science lessons we were examining reflective properties of different materials. In our Maths we applied our knowledge of multiplication to solve a variety of problems.
In English we covered expanded noun phrases, using these to describe characters from the book we are reading. The children loved learning about Egyptian hieroglyphs and even wrote their names on real papyrus sheets!
Summer 1, week 3
This week Year 3 were busy studying light and how to protect ourselves against extreme UV light exposure. We conducted a variety of interesting experiments with our UV beads and sun cream. In our history lessons we talked about the upcoming coronation of King Charles III and in art we made some royal inspired collages. In maths children were working on solving word problems involving division and multiplication.
Summer 1, week 2
This week Year 3 were busy creating art and using the papyrus they made themselves earlier last week. Additionally, the children were perfecting their multiplication and division skills. In English we have been working on our vocabulary and answering questions regarding the book ‘There’s a Pharaoh in our Bathtub’.
Please find below some examples of maths problems we were working on last week 🙂
Please find this week's spelling list below.
Click on this link to play a game which will allow your child to practise our spellings 🙂
Welcome to Year 3
Madame Yau and Mrs Plumley look forward to working with the class this year.
This term we will be learning about Ancient Egypt during our topic work.
Our Curriculum Newsletter sets out the information we’ll be learning in each subject this term. If you have expertise in any of the subjects we are learning, or a cultural event you would like to share with the children, then please do let us know.
The information below will tell you more about the timetable and structure of life in year 3, as well as how you can help your child at home.
P.E: Year 3 will have PE on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit on both of these days.
Library: Our library day will be a Friday. We will encourage children to select appropriate books to read independently or a book that we can read with them. The children will also have opportunity to read books from our reading corner.
Reading books: We are committed to developing your children as enthusiastic and confident readers and will be issuing them with a banded reading book to support this. An accelerated reader programme has also been launched across the school. You can read more on the accelerated reader website.
We will be aiming to read with your child at least once each week, but it is important that they also read at home. Please try to read with your child and record in their reading record at least 3 times each week and more if you are able to.
Spelling: By the end of Year 4, children are expected to know all of the Year 3 and 4 spellings which you can see below. Given the amount of time children have been out of school, we recognise that some children also need assistance with some Year 1 and 2 spellings. We will be working on these words in school and it would be great if the children could practise them at home too.
The children will have 10 spellings sent home on a Wednesday. They will be tested on these spellings the following Wednesday so please spend time learning them at home. The children all have access to Spelling Shed games to support their learning. The guide below gives instructions for how to access this if your child needs help.
Times tables: All children should have access to Times Tables Rock Stars to allow them to improve their multiplication facts. If you do not have your child's login details please let us know.
Below is a useful fact sheet for up to the 9 times table. If you know the facts on this sheet then you will also know the other related times table facts as the numbers can be swapped around. For example, by knowing that 2x6=12 you then also know that 6x2=12. I wonder if this might help you to know your times tables more quickly?!