Year 3

Weekly overview

This week children have been learning lots about individual liberty for our British Values week. They completed research about numerous important people who fought for their rights and worked hard towards their British Values assembly.

In Maths this week, Year 3 have been learning about 3D shapes with a large focus on their properties. We counted vertices, faces and edges and learnt lots about what makes a prism.

In English we have started writing our own poems inspired by animals by following a rhyming pattern. Children also have memorised a poem called The Caterpillar to help them with their own writing.

All children have received their TTRockstars and SpellingShed log-ins and should be regularly using these to practise for their Friday tests.

Homework will be given out every Friday and is due in on the following Thursday. This will include their weekly spellings, a maths tasks and a reading comprehension. Children should be completing this work independently, however if there are any issues with this children are encouraged to see me before the Thursday due date.

This year we are completing a Reading Challenge, where children will earn points based on how frequently they read. It is recommended that children read for a minimum of 15 minutes daily, which can be written in to your child’s reading record. Reading regularly can not only improve word recognition and fluency, but can also assist children in their writing during class.

P.E. will be on Thursday this year, however children should bring their P.E. kits in on Monday and keep them in school until Friday. For P.E. children need to bring both indoor and outdoor kit and must have trainers and pumps.

All children should arrive at school on time for 08:30 everyday to ensure that they are able to spend time on morning work. This is often work that children require further support or practise with.

If you have any questions, please feel free to see me before 8:30 or at home time. Alternatively, you can contact me via an email to school.

Thank you

Miss O’Donnell

 

Curriculum

English – Book Reviews, Folk Tales, Descriptive Poetry

Maths – Number and place value, addition and subtraction, properties of shapes, multiplication and division, fractions and position and direction.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – Rainforests

Science – Animals and Habitats

Computing – E-Safety

PE – Gymnastics

Spanish- Greetings and All About Me

We would welcome any resources you may have at home that you feel could enhance your child’s learning in any part of the curriculum that we are studying. This may be in the form of information books, guidebooks and leaflets collected on visits to places of interest that you have made with your family. Even better, if you feel that any experiences of your own are relevant to the curriculum, it would be wonderful if you could come and share them with the class.

Thank you,