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Alisha       Oscar
Naisha     Domas      

Mara       Conor

Hannah    Toby

Samantha

Olivia
Jayce

Ethan

Goncalo
Ellie
Flora

Nancy

Alysa
Ollie
 

 

What a busy half term we have had. The children have all settled really well into Year 3 routines and have been producing some great work in all areas of the curriculum, which I am sure you enjoyed seeing today.

 

Next half term we are learning about the Ancient Greeks in our topic ‘Gods and Mortals’.

 

As part of the topic we will be creating some models, so we need small cardboard boxes, cardboard tubes, small bottles, lids and yoghurt pots (cleaned please). Please save any suitable things from your recycling and send them into school. Thank you.

 

Week beginning 29th October

English

We are learning a Greek Myth- Midas, thinking about how he is described and what his character is like.

 

Maths

We are rounding numbers to estimate answers to calculations. We will be completing missing number problems which involve addition and subtraction.

 

Reading

We are starting a new book ‘Beasts of Olympus’. We are looking at how the author describes the characters and we'll be making predictions about the story.

 

Reminders

Book Bingo- The children are really excited about the new Book Bingo challenge and prize. Please encourage them to read as often as possible in the holidays.

 

As part of promoting enjoyment for reading we are looking for parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, to read or share a story they love in school. If you would like to come into school as a 'Secret Reader' please let your child's teacher know and we will organise a time for you to share one of your favourite books.

 

PE continues to be on Mondays and Fridays next half term. Please ensure PE kits come into school on the first day back.

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 15th October

English

Now we have learnt our narrative poem we will be looking at the speech and how it is used. We will be writing some direct speech and punctuating it with inverted commas.

 

Maths

We are subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers using the written column method. Children will use place value knowledge to begin subtracting at ones, then tens, then hundreds. They will learn to exchange from other columns when needed.

 

Reading

We are finishing our text ‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick-King Smith. We are using our scanning skills to find answers to questions and we will summarise what we have read.

 

Reminders

Please read the notice about our Book Bingo reading challenge and encourage your child to fill in their bingo card.

 

Please make sure your child have all of their things for half term. Take home PE kits for washing and return them on the first day back.

Juniors - Book Bingo Reading Challenge

 

  1. Your child will receive a bingo card in their Reading Record book
  2. They will need to read a book relating to each box on the card - please sign it each time they complete a book
  3. When the card has been completed they will receive a golden ticket and can collect a new bingo card
  4. The golden tickets will be placed into a box ready for the prize draw at the end of the school year.
  5. The winning 2 children from each year group, will be taken as a group to a matinee performance of the musical Matilda!
 

 

We are looking for mystery readers to come in to class and read to the children. If you would like to volunteer for this, please let your child's teacher know.

Week Beginning 8th October

English

We are learning a poem about a tiger and a zebra. We will be picking out the language that has been used and thinking about how the author has used a poem to tell a story.

 

Maths

We are Subtracting 1’s, 10’s and 100’s from 3 digit numbers and learning some mental methods for solving subtraction calculations. will use our place value knowledge to help us find the answers.

 

Reading

We are continuing our text ‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick-King Smith. We are thinking about how the characters are feeling and how we know this. We will be reading aloud to develop our intonation and fluency.

 

Reminders

The photographer will be in school on Friday. Please make sure that your child has their school jumper with them.

 

The Halloween Disco is on Friday (12th November). Please collect your child from school at the normal time then bring them back for the disco at 4.45.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week Beginning 1st October

English

We are looking at the paragraphs that we have written and picking out good features of them. We will be inventing our own stories about an animal in danger. We will be focussing on using powerful adjectives and verbs to describe characters' appearance and actions.

 

Maths

We are adding 2 and 3 digit numbers using the written column method. Children will use place value knowledge to begin adding at ones, then tens, then hundreds.

 

Reading

We are continuing our text ‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick-King Smith. We will look at how the author has used language and summarise what we have read.

 

Reminders

There have been some problems with children logging onto RM Easimaths to complete their home learning. If you are having difficulty, please let your child’s class teacher know. Please note that the passwords and logins DO NOT contain spaces.

 

Spellings are tested on Thursday and new spellings will go out by Friday.

 

Please remember to encourage your child to read daily (or as often as possible). It is great to see lots of children doing this already and filling in the home contact books regularly. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 24th September

English

We are writing our own version of the Tigress story. We will be thinking about using correct punctuation and have a focus on presentation of work.

 

Maths

We are adding on in 1’s, 10’s and 100’s using our place value knowledge to help us with mental strategies.

 

Reading

We are starting our new text ‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick-King Smith. We will make prediction and look at how the characters are introduced.

 

Reminders

Please send in PE kit on Mondays. Children do not come to school wearing their PE kit in Year 3. This includes trainers.

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 17th September

English

We are looking at the features of our Tigress story. We will be writing in role, thinking about the feelings of the characters.

Maths

We will continue to look at place value, adding on in ones, tens and hundred. We will be counting in 4’s, 8’s and 50’s and 100’s. We will be re-capping the 2, 5 and 10 timestables.

Reading

We are finishing our book The Diary of a Killer Cat. We will be summarising and thinking about vocabulary that the author has used.

Reminders

PE days are Monday and Friday. Children bring PE kit in a bag and change at school.

RM Easimaths logins are in your child's reading record. Please encourage them to complete 2 sessions per week. Spelling tests will be on Thursdays and new words will be sent home on Fridays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 3!

It has been a great start and all the children have come into school with great attitudes, ready for learning. I am sure the children will tell you about our 'Predator Attack' and searching for the clues that it left behind.

 

Reminders:

In Year 3 children bring PE kit in a separate bag to keep in school all week. Thank you if you have already sent this in, in a clearly named bag. Our PE days will be Monday and Friday.

Children will need wellington boots in school for when we visit the woodlands and allotment.

Please make sure all jumpers and cardigans are named.
 

Week Beginning 10th September

English

We will be learning a story about a tigress and also looking at facts about tigers alongside this. We will be looking at how characters are described in stories and what that tells us about them.

Maths

We are learning about the value of digits in numbers, counting on and back in 1's, 10's and 100's.

Reading

We will start our book- Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine. We will make predictions and look at the vocabulary that the author has used.

 

Welcome back!

 

Check our page each week to see what we will be learning.

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