Year 3

Weekly overview

Year 3 have worked fantastically hard this week in all lessons and made me incredibly proud. In maths this week, we have learnt all about angles in 2D shapes. Children used right angle testers to identify right angles and compared other angles that were less and greater than a right angle. Children also began to learn about quarter, half and three quarter turns and applied this when giving directions. In English this week, Year 3 have continued to look at humourous poems all about school. This has involved the children applying their grammar knowledge of prepositions and adverbs to write their own poetry.

In the afternoons this week, Year 3 and 4 have continued to work hard. In Science, we have learnt about soil composition and the four process of soil formation. Year 3 and 4 have also applied their geography skills to use maps of Italy to identify cities and mountains. We have also spent time learning more about The Romans and how they were governed.

Homework will be given out through Google Classroom every Friday and is due in on the following Friday. 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 it is due. The children will be given log ins for Google Classroom and be shown how it works before our first piece of homework is set. All children have received their TTRockstars and SpellingShed log-ins and should be regularly using these to practise for their Friday tests.

Children are expected to read for 15 minutes daily and this is to be written into their reading records. 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 Friday this term. Children are to come to school in their PE kits ready for the full day. Please bear in mind the weather and ensure that your child wears an appropriate kit for the day.

All children should arrive at school on time for 08:30 everyday to ensure that they are able to enter school safely, wash their hands and begin on their morning work.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using Class Dojo or through the school office.

Thank you

Miss O’Donnell

 

Curriculum

English – Instructions, Traditional Tales, Humorous Poems

Maths – Number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, time, mass

In the afternoon sessions:

History – The Romans and The Romans In Britain

Geography – Extreme Earth and Geographical Skills

Science – Rocks

Computing – Coding and binary

PE – Hockey

Spanish- Tell Me When

RE – The Christmas Story

Art – Autumn and Winter Artwork

PSHE – Be Yourself

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,

Miss O’Donnell