Year 3

Week beginning 21st June 2021

This week is Sports Week! Please come into school in PE kit everyday as in school we have lots of exciting events taking place.

Our PE day is Wednesday 30th June . Please come in PE kit for the day.

Project – Nature

In school we have been practising our times tables and each child has their own target. please can we ask that you continue to practise at home and reinforce the learning that is being undertaken. By the end of Year 3 all children should know their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times table. 

 

English:

In English this week we will be beginning to look at adventure stories and the way authors use setting and character descriptions.

Our spelling test will be on Friday. We appreciate the spellings are beginning to feel quite tricky but these are spellings that are set by the National Curriculum and we have done our best to break them down into manageable chunks with a similar theme. Please continue to reassure your children that we do not wish them to worry about their spellings, all we ask is they try their best. The spellings for this week are: sentence, special, strange, encourage, double, rough, mystery, though and although. Please find here our updated weekly list – Updated – Year 3 spelling list for 2020-2021

Maths:
In Maths we are moving on to look at geometry. This week we will look at horizontal and vertical and parallel and perpendicular lines.
We have finished the unit on time but it is really important to continue to consolidate this learning. Please take the time (sorry, no pun intended!) to incorporate this into daily life at home. For example; giving them 5 minute warnings to get dressed in the morning and that means they will be ready by 7.45am or if I’m dishing dinner up in 10 minutes what will the time be?
We have been playing the following game in school to support them in reading the time and they have loved it so you may wish to use this resource to; Match the Times – 5-11 year olds – Topmarks

Times Table Rockstars

All of the children have been sent home a username and password for Times Table Rockstars (TTRS). This is a fantastic website that we use throughout Key Stage 2 to help consolidate and continuously practice the children’s times tables. By the end of Year 2, children should be able to recall the 2, 5 and 10 tables and Year 3 the 3, 4 and 8’s. At the end of Year 4, all children nationally will complete a multiplication test up to 12×12 and these will be asked randomly so it is important they can recall them out of order.

We have recently assessed all the children with their times tables and all have been giving a target which they should know, as they have been told several times, so it will be worth checking in with them and focusing on this.

Other curriculum news:

RE – Our focus this half term is the Gospel and looking at what type of world Jesus wanted.

Recommended books:

Please have a look at the link at books which are recommended for children within year 3. https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-3

Thank you for all your support,

Best wishes,

The Year 3 team.

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