Year 3

Weekly Overview

This week in Year 3, we have continued to read our class book Stig of the Dump and have now finished Chapter 2. We have been discussing lots of the unfailiar vocabulary that Clive King uses and started to use them in our own sentences. In English, we have written our own poems all about night-time adventures that have been inspired by the work of Robert Louis Stevenson.

In Maths this week, Year 3 have investigated lots to do with 2D shapes, such as lines of symmetry and how to use simple shapes to make more complicated ones. Children have been identifying sides and angles in these shapes, as well as counting the number of right angles in regular shapes.

In the afternoons this week, Year 3 and 4 explored magnetism by testing different classroom materials to see if they were magnetic or not. In history, we have learnt about the reign of King John and the Magna Carta. Year 3 and 4 also wrote their own Magna Cartas all about Farrowdale.

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. All children have received their SpellingShed log-ins and should be regularly using this 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 – Traditional Poetry, Non-chronological Reports

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

In the afternoon sessions:

History – Royalty of Britain through the ages

Geography – The U.K.

Science – Forces

PE – Gymnastics

Spanish- Tell Me When

RE – Islam

Art – Bodies

PSHE – Safety First

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