Year 3

Update for Week beginning : 20.1.20

As the Spring term is upon us, we must emphasise that reading and spelling are as important as ever. Please continue to provide your child with a daily reading experience and practise their spellings with them as regularly as you can.

English information:

In English the children will be learning a story called ‘Nail Soup’. They will learn the story off by heart, with actions, using the ‘talk for writing’ approach. Once the children have learnt it off by heart with the aid of a story map they will re-write it in their books. We will be focusing on punctuation and spelling.

In Maths the children will be learning how to tell the time using an analogue clock and will progress to telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Telling the time is such an important life skill but often difficult to master so please practise with your child as much as possible.

My Maths – please can your child complete the following activities to consolidate last weeks learning: Pictograms and bar charts and interpreting data.

Please encourage your child to go on TTRS (Timestable Rockstar) weekly to improve their recall of the 3, 4 ,8 and 11 tables.

Other Curriculum News:

Last week the children loved making a French baguette and choosing their own fillings! We also started learning some French food words e.g. ham = jambon. See if your child can remember any!

This week we are going to be learning about the artist Guiseppe Arcrimbold and will be exploring a variety of his paintings. The children will be doing direct observational drawings of a range of fruit (using sketching techniques previously taught) and then use these drawings to make a collage.

In RE the children will be learning about the different festivals Jews celebrate.

Our topic in computing this term is ‘Branching Databases’. To support our lesson next week, if your child has the game ‘Guess Who’ please can they bring it in on Friday 24th January. The children will also be using a computing programme to complete a branching database during their lesson.

General Information:

This year our PE lessons will be every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please note this is a change to our original days. Please ensure the children have their full PE kit in school on these days, including appropriate clothing for cold days.

The spellings that we will be focusing on this year can be found in your child’s home/school communication book. These are the statutory spellings for Year 3. We will carry out 1/2 termly tests this year (not weekly) to monitor how well the children are retaining them.

Your children will now have their logins for both Times Tables Rockstars and My Maths. These can be found at the back of their home/school books.



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