Year 3K

year 3

Teacher : Mrs L Kendrick
   
   Teaching Assistant: Mrs R Bissell 

 

                                                                                                    

A very warm welcome to Year 3 from all of our amazing children!

 

 

We have got lots of exciting learning opportunities and visits planned for this year. Below I have briefly listed our routines and procedures.

 

 

Our Topic this term is….

 

The Iron Man

 

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Literacy

The topic ‘Iron Man’ provides plenty of opportunities for reading and writing. This half term we will first have a focus on fictional writing, using our key text, ‘The Iron Man'  as inspiration to write: persusasive letters, newspaper reports, poetry and diary entries.

While writing each genre we will have a specific SPaG focus throughout ensuring continuity of spelling and grammar rules.

We will also continue to follow the new Read Write Inc. spelling programme.

 

Numeracy:

During this half term, we will continue to follow the Abacus scheme of work in order to ensure continuity and coverage. 

 We will be: doubling and halving numbers up to 100, using  money to add and subtract and use correct notation and place value, measuring length and capacity,

rounding 2 and 3 digit numbers on a number line and revising multiplication and division facts.

 

As Scientists, we will be investigating forces and magnets. The  children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘Can you make a tool that can move something on the floor far away from you?’.

In ICT, we will be continuing to develop our programming and coding skills using the Espresso coding programme.

As Historians, we will be studying the Stone Age and make comparison between then and now.

 

               

 

              Remember on your way to school…..

 

Monday

 Book bag,and Diary

Tuesday

 Book bag and diary,  .

Wednesday

 Book bag, diaryPE Kit and reading scheme book to change

Thursday

 PE Kit, Book bag and diary  

Friday

 Book bag and diary

 

 

 Remember on your way home…

 

Homework

Homework is regularly sent out every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.  Please hand in maths homework in the plastic school bag provided.  

 

Spellings

There is a list of common exception words that are ‘Nationally’ expected to be learnt throughout Year 3. We are sending this list home for your information and recommend practising reading and spelling a few each week, at your child’s own pace. I will be sending home a list of words from this list that your child can spell and ones they are struggling with.  In addition, in school we will also teach spelling patterns and rules which are sent home each Wednesday in your child's log and learn  book. 

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spellings word mat 

 

Reading

In Year 3, we want to create a love of reading and children who are motivated to read because they choose books which they are interested in.

The more times your child reads at home, the further they will proceed along the reading race track, They can also earn certificates for the amount of times they read.

Bronze award- 50 times

Silver award- 100 times 

Gold award – 200 times

Governor's award- 250 times 

 

Our school target is for your child to read at least three times a week at home- if they achieve this target they will receive a team point. 

 

This year, your children will have two books to go home with, one will be a free choice book that your child has chosen independently from their colour band box and the other will be a reading scheme book .

Free choice

This book can be changed at any time by your child or an adult using our colour band boxes located in the reading area.

Reading scheme books

This book aims to challenge your child even further and will be changed every week by Mrs Bissell. 

Please ensure you hand these in every week on Wednesdays. 

                                                 

 

PE

Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit including, a white t-shirt and black shorts and trainers/pumps on both days. As the weather becomes cooler, children may also need hooded top to keep warm . Long hair must be tied back and earrings need to be taken out prior to the session. For newly peirced ears, plasters or micro pore tape must be provided from home.      

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Road Safety Visit 29.09.17

Our class were visited by the Road Safety Team. We learnt lots of important information and even got to sit in a truck!

Look in our Gallery for the photos. 

 

 

Termly Topic Themes

Autumn – Into the Factory 

(Roald Dahl)

Spring 1 – The Iron Man 

Spring 2 – Rampaging Romans

Summer 1 – Extreme Earth

(Volcanoes and Rocks) 

Summer 2 – Around the world in 80 days

 

Letters Home 

Letter to Cadbury's World

 

Important Dates

W/C 13th November 2017- Parents evening week 

8th December 2017- Christmas Lunch

19th December 2017- KS2 Christmas Party 

21st December 2017- Break up for Christmas 

8th January 2018- First Day back at school

 

 

 

 

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