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Year 3

 Week beginning 15th April

Welcome back! We hope that everyone had a great Easter and were able to relax and eat a little bit too  much chocolate! Now back to the learning!

We can't wait to welcome the children back to the summer term to start our new project of 'Journey to the North'. Please find at the bottom of the page, the project overview as well as the homework letter which will be handed out this week.

Worship Theme - Responsibility

Ephesians 4:12-13​

'Equip his people for works of service, ​so that the body of Christ may be built up ​until we all reach unity in the faith and in the ​knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, ​attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.'

Curriculum this week:

Please note that our curriculum overview for this term is at the bottom of the page.

This weeks learning:

  • In English we will be completing a whole school English unit, focusing on the poem 'Dear March'
  • In Maths, we will be finishing our unit on measurement by comparing capacity and volume
  • In Destination Reader, we will continue looking at our new book 'The Last Bear' by Hannah Gold
  • In Science, we will be looking at the different parts of a plant and understand their function
  • In PE, we are beginning our new unit on Dance
  • In Geography, we will be looking at counties and rivers that are located in the Northeast
  • In French, we will be beginning to use the phrase 'Je peux...'
  • In RE, we will be expressing creatively different ideas about God
  • In Music, we will be looking at Disco style pieces which will be incorporated to our Dance lessons in PE

 

Year 6The Last Bear: Winner of the Blue Peter Award – 'A dazzling debut' THE TIMES

Spelling words of the week:

Suffix -est and -er

happiest, nicest, earliest, dirtier, angrier, ruder

 

Homework:

Please note that this term's project homework is at the bottom of the page and letters will be sent home this week too, regarding this.

The children received their homework last week. Please choose at least two tasks to complete over the course of our project. The children are welcome to complete more if they wish. We look forward to seeing what they produce in our homework museum on the Monday 20th May 2024

Remember, MyMaths tasks will be set each week as identified in the weekly web update.  Please ensure that you do the tasks set for the week.  Remember, you also have access to Timetables Rockstars, too. We would like for the children to practice a soundcheck each time they use TTRS as a way of imitating the Y4 timetable test which they will do next year. They can also practice garage which is controlled by your child teacher who can give them access to the timetables they are personally working on. 

We also encourage children to practice our weekly spellings at home as well as the Y3/4 common exception words. 

https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2019/08/29/13/54/08/76f1443d-9b6d-4030-be0d-25fcfef01438/SpellingWordList_Y3-4.pdf

Reading:

We would love to see Year 3 using their extra time at home to read some brilliant books. If children read three times at home, they get a raffle ticket. Please therefore keep a quick record in reading logs – your children can write the title in to help! We would also like to encourage children to bring their reading records into school everyday.

Coming up:

  • PE days – Please ensure the children are dressed in PE kit every Friday

  • Biscay Class Worship - Thursday 2nd May

  • Class Photos with Frazer Portraits - Monday 20th May

Many thanks for all of your support,

Miss Finnigan and Miss Lunn

 

Additional resources

Below are some other resources that you can use for optional  work at home:

Recommended reading list: 

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/reading-list-for-year-3-pupils-ks2-age-7-8/

 

English reading activities:

English reading activities should consist of reading an extract or short story and answering questions. Guidance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4Y_67GMkP4

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading

  • All activities through this link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs44jxs

  • What are facts and opinions?
  • What does an author do?
  • What is inference?

https://www.everyschool.co.uk/english-key-stage-2-comprehension-2.html

  • All activities through this link

Maths

TTRS should be the main way the children use to practice their timetables. Children should still be completing 3 soundchecks and 2 garage bands a week.

However, if they would like a change or to focus on particular tables, they can use hit the button. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - This website is a good resource to find fun games for the children to play with age ranges specified.