Children have a home learning book for literacy and maths. The maths book will have children’s weekly rapid recall targets stuck in them and it can be used to practice their maths target.
The mental maths is tested on Monday (Y3M) and on Thursday in Y3Y.
The weekly Literacy tasks are designed to support the learning taking place in class. Please work with your child to complete the activities and speak to the Y3 team if you have any questions.
Tasks from the KS2 Spelling Book are set every other Monday, where your child will practise prefixes, suffixes and spelling rules.
Homework (home learning) Reminder:
Please can your child hand their homework in on time otherwise it will not get marked.
Children get this on a Monday due in on a Thursday.
My Maths task (online activity)
Children get this on alternate Wednesdays.
Children have a new set each Monday and are tested every Friday.
Changing reading books
Reading books get changed weekly. On the top of the reading diary we have written the day that we will change your child’s book each week. Please ensure they bring their book and reading diary into school on this day. It will be useful if the children write their own comments in the diary for each new book they get.
Y3Y- Monday and Friday
Y3M- Tuesday and Thursday
Could you please make sure that your child has a full P.E kit in school every day. This is to include track suit bottoms. Please put all of the PE kit in a drawstring bag with your child’s name on. Can you also ensure that it is fully labelled, as should all uniform that your child wears including their coats.
What will we be learning this term?
This term we are looking at non-fiction texts, based on unusual fashion styles, focusing on newspaper reports and fashion articles.We will continue getting excited about poetry; reading and reciting our own. We will be exploring the range of poetry features such as alliteration, similes, onomatopoeia and repetition. In class we will be creating our own calligrams and shape poems. Later in the term we will explore a range of mystery stories which will lead us on to planning and writing our own.
The Collins Big Cat Reading Scheme is used throughout the school to support our teaching of reading. A variety of other schemes support this including Oxford Reading Tree, Jelly and Bean and Oxford Project X.
We are continuing to work with the Maths No Problem Singapore Maths scheme. This term we are learning to tell the time using analogue and digital clocks. We are calculating time duration and solving word problems. We will be moving on to reading bar graphs and interpreting data, followed by adding and subtracting fractions, comparing fractions and finding part of a set. We will be finding angles in shapes, investigating 2D and 3D shapes and perimeters.
In Science we are learning about rocks, minerals and fossils. We will be exploring different types of rocks, investigating soil and the earth beneath our feet. This links to our Geography Topic this term of earthquakes, volcanos and tsunamis, as we try to understand why the earth is such a volatile and unpredictable place! Year 3 will also be visiting the Natural History Museum to consolidate their learning of these fascinating topics!
Later in therm we will be exploring Forces and Magnets in our Science lessons and creating maps in Georgraphy.
Here are some key words for the topics that you can go through at home with your child. The focus should be on the meaning rather than spelling.
Science word list: properties, permeable, impermeable, igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic, erosion.
Topic word list: plates, active , dormant, extinct, mantle, core, lava, seismic waves, fault line, epicentre.
In D.T. we will be creating our own erupting volcanoes from paper mache! Look out for the exciting photographs and videos where we will capture all of the action!
This half term we will be looking at keeping safe online and ways of using different software to manipulate and compile data and make music.
We are studying the period of Pentecost and learning about The Ascension and gifts of the Holy Spirit. We will be learning about Islam . Our focus this term is on Energy. What it means and what we can appreciate from the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Our Catholic Social Teaching will include:
The Dignity and Rights of Workers
We are called to Stewardship
In P.E. lessons this term we will look at a range of athletics activities (sprinting, javelin, hurdles and relay races,) and practise our skills for sports day!
The children will also be taught by Coach Tommy and Coach Sean who will be teaching the children all about handball/netball this term.