Bore da Year 3. Wishing you all a lovely Friday......... the last day of an unusual Spring term! There will be no Working from home task-sheet for the next 2 weeks. Enjoy the Easter holidays, keep working on your NoNonsense spellings, enjoy reading plenty of books allocated to you in Bug Club (including the Bug comprehension questions) and most importantly, have fun and stay safe and well.
The Year 3 Team
Big Maths tests online.
Literacy work for Thursday, Try this link for the book/film review. thank you for your patience!
NEW RESOURCES FROM TWINKL.
This is the link to free structured daily lessons for 7-9 year olds. (including some live delivery of lessons.) Please feel free to 'dip in and out' if you wish to supplement the work we have already set. The 'Positive News' item looks good. Many thanks for your continued support! Year 3 Staff.
In Year 3, we often use Twinkl for educational resources. They are currently offering free access to parents so that you can access high quality learning during periods of disruption. Please use this code: UKTWINKLHELPS to access resources. Literacy and numeracy resources are often differentiated with a *,**,*** code. Please choose the sheet that best matches your child's ability.
The class teachers are Mrs Doyle 3D,Mrs Vanstone and Miss Stephens 3VS.
Our teaching assistants are Mrs. Price and Mrs. Shah. They support class lessons throughout the week and provide interventions.
PE and Games
Year 3 pupils must wear a change of clothing for PE and games activities. A navy T-shirt and navy blue shorts are required and trainers or similar footwear. Navy t-shirts may be purchased from YC Sports. Children will not be allowed to participate without suitable clothing.
Days for PE:
Every Tuesday both classes. In the summer, this may change and become more frequent.
During colder weather, tracksuits or other warm clothing may be worn.
Every week we will endeavour to give your children a new reading book, Maths homework, an interactive reading book which we cover in GGR sessions and every other week, spelling lists. Also we will send home their Big Maths tests every week for the children to practise any questions they found difficult.
Children can access maths, reading and spelling on Active Learn (Bug Club). To log in, each child needs to enter a username which is the first four letters of their first and last name with no spaces in lower case. The password is 'changeme' and the school code is qlq7.
Spellings need to be practised daily for a test every Friday. We have adopted a new spelling strategy this year called 'no nonsense spelling'. We upload your child's spelling lists on Google classroom on a regular basis. Spellings come from two sources - a statutory list for year 3 children as well as focussed patterns that we are learning about in school. Testing is undertaken half termly in school.
This is arranged via the office through parentpay. Let us know if you have any difficulties.
Our Cornerstones Context for Learning this term is called 'Predator'.
Year 3 Parent Overview –Spring
Context – ‘Predator’
Fact files about predators
Write the next two (or more) terms in sequences that involve addition or subtraction.
Use one and two step function machines to generate input and output involving addition and subtraction within 100; express, in words, the operations of function machines
Identify right angles.
Recognise that two right angles make a half turn, and that four right angles make a full turn
Draw horizontal and vertical lines of symmetry.
Describe an angle as more or less than a right angle
Represent data using͗
Record results of sports challenges and plot graph to show improvements.
BIG maths weekly tests
Mrs Doyle's group - x6 x8 x9 tables
Mrs Vanstone's group x3 x4 x6 tables
Science – Food chains, fossils, plant parts and functions, water transportation, skeletal systems and science observation skills of observing and measuring.
Geography - Using maps to locate countries and continents
Welsh – Fi a Fy Ffrindiau
IT – Programming/Control using Kodu/J2Code (on HWB). Design a wanted poster for the most dangerous predator of your choice
PE - comparing performances using IT to show times/distance/heart rate etc (and show comparisons)
ART /DT – Close observation sketches of birds of prey. Make a group collage of their favourite bird of prey
Ideas for helping at home
Literacy – Read daily with your child and ask questions about the text to develop comprehension skills. Read Bug club books from Active Learn online.
Visit a local library and research the context we are covering.
Numeracy - Encourage your child to practise times tables (Learn Its) and telling the time – analogue and digital. Complete weekly Maths homework and Big Maths errors on CLIC and SAFE tests.
Cross Curricular - Choose home ideas from each Cornerstones context to stimulate your child’s learning.
We will learn to:
We teach the children four main sentence types. These are called Alan Peat sentences and these help the children to develop their writing abilities. the four sentences are BOYS, 2ad, simile and 3-ed.