Welcome to Year 3
The teachers are Miss Goringe, Miss McDonald and Mrs De Souza.
We expect every child to bring in their P.E. kit on Monday and take it home each Friday, as they may have P.E. any day of the week. The children now need to wear the winter P.E. kit as it has turned cold. This includes navy blue track suit bottoms and tops.
Homework is given out on Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Books handed in late will not be marked until the following week.
What we will be learning this half term
The Literacy unit that the children will study this half term is Stories Written by the same Author.
To improve their spelling skills and build their vocabulary, they will be practising spelling tricky exception words from the Year 3 curriculum and revising spelling of the Year 2 curriculum. These spellings will be sent home each week, and can be found at the bottom of this page.
In our Big Read lessons, the children will read 'Charlotte's Web'. The main focus will be on retrieving information from fiction texts, inference and comprehension skills. At the same time, the children will continue to learn strategies to decode regular and irregular words and tackle new vocabulary.
We have a diverse range of books to support your child's reading within the school and we hope this will enable your child to experience a range of authors and texts. Please ensure that you spend at least 30 minutes every evening reading with your child. We want every child to develop a love for reading, as well as the necessary skills to read a range of text types.
This term in mathematics the children will begin by learning Place Value of numbers to 1000.
They need to keep revising multiplication facts for 2, 5 and 10.
International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
We are continuing with the unit of learning 'Scavengers and Settlers'. This unit helps the children to develop their geographical and historical skills and knowledge.
We will continue work in the unit, Animals, Including Humans. The children will learn how the skeleton moves because of the joints and muscles and that muscles are voluntary or involuntary. They will identify some muscles and conduct investigations to test some of them.
Optional Maths Challenge
24.11.17 This week we have been learning to add measurements. Have a go at these addition number sentences. Show your working out on an empty number line. Remember to include the unit of measurement in your answer.
36cm + 13cm =
25cm + 22cm =
14cm + 35cm =
27cm + 42cm =