Welcome to Year 3!

Spring 2 Learning Journey: MAGNETIC MAGIC

This week’s learning:

English

•To discuss the themes of a comic book.
•To identify the features of a comic book.
•To generate ideas around a character.
•To begin to apply direct speech.
•To begin to use adverbs and prepositions of time and place.

Maths

•Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers x one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods.

Foundation Subjects

Science

•To investigate the strength of different magnets.
•To show an understanding of magnets and scientific vocabulary.

PSHE

•Explain that people living in the UK have different origins
•Identify similarities and differences between a diverse range of people from varying national, regional, ethnic and religious backgrounds
•Identity some of the qualities that people from a diverse range of backgrounds need in order to get on together

Spelling and Handwriting

•Suffixes ‘-ful’ and ‘-less’ and ‘-ness’

•Relative size and consistency: -ly, -less and -ful

Next week’s learning:

English

•To plan a story.
•To begin to include speech in a story.
•To begin to use adverbs and prepositions of time and place.
•To apply onomatopoeia.
•To create a chapter of a comic book.

Maths

•Write and calculate mathematical statements for division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers  x one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods

Foundation Subjects

Science

•To use test data to rank magnets.
•To present findings and conclusions.
•To make predictions for further test.

PSHE

•Recognise the factors that make people similar to and different from each other
•Recognise that repeated name calling is a form of bullying
•Suggest strategies for dealing with name calling (including talking to a trusted adult)

Spelling and Handwriting

•Prefixes ‘super-‘, ‘anti-‘ and ‘auto-‘

•Relative size and consistency: capitals

Maths written methods

Addition: Compact Columnar Method

Subtraction: Compact Columnar Method

Multiplication:Expanded Method

Division: Grouping Method

Useful Websites

Values Certificate Winners:

3O:

3R:

3M:

Reminders and Notices

Attendance: School starts at 8:50am for Year 3 and ends at 2:50pm. The drop off and pick up points for each class are the same as during the autumn term. Please try to be punctual to limit the amount of foot traffic on the playground at any one time.

  • 3O Drop off and pick up area: In front of the ramp into Rowan building
  • 3R Drop off and pick up area: On the top playground between the music cabin and the Oak building staff room
  • 3M Drop off and pick up area: In front of the classroom’s external stairs

Snacks: Children are expected to bring their own water bottle marked with their NAME and CLASS into school every day. Children may bring a HEALTHY snack for morning break.

Lunches: Please provide your child with a packed lunch or order a school lunch online.

NO NUTS policy: We are a nut free school so please do not provide your child with any snacks that contain nuts or may contain nuts.

Belongings: Please ensure that all your child’s belongings are clearly marked with their name and class so that they do not get lost.

PE Days: Tuesday

PE Kits: On their PE day, children should come to school dressed in their PE kits. The PE kit should consist of:

White t-shirt
Black/navy joggers
Black/navy shorts
Trainers

Home Learning

Google Classroom

Purple Mash

My Maths

Times Table Rock Stars

Access: If your child has lost their password or you are having trouble accessing the work, contact the office or email the class teacher directly.

Self-isolation: If your child has to self-isolate, the class teacher will provide learning on the above platforms that will follow the learning taking place at school.

Home Learning Suggested Timetable
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
15 minutes Reading Reading Reading Reading Reading
10 minutes Times Table Practise Times Table Practise Times Table Practise Times Table Practise  
10 minutes Spelling Practise Spelling Practise Spelling Practise Spelling Practise  
20 minutes         Online Learning

Home Learning Expectations

Daily reading: Children should read at least 15 minutes a day and record at least one comment in a week in their Reading Records where they summarise what they have read.

Times Table Rock Stars: Children to practise the times tables set for them at least once a week for 10-20 minutes.

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words: Children to practise 5 different spelling words a week using a variety of different methods and games.

Home Learning: Children to complete online activities set for them by the due date.

Google Classroom Tutorials:

Archive

We would like to welcome you all to Year 3 and hope that you find our Meet The Team video useful

Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Stones and Bones
Autumn 2: Hinduism
Spring 1: Authors, Writers & Poets
Spring 2: Magnetic Magic
Summer 1: Extreme Earth
Summer 2: Ancient Greece