Welcome to Year 3
In science we have been learning all about plants. This week we dissected a flower to see the inside. We learnt about the style, stigma and stamen. Take a look at some of our work.
Happy New Year, to all our children and families. We hope you have enjoyed the festive break and are ready to begin the new term. The start of 2019 promises to provide new experiences for our children as we have been preparing for a fun filled and exciting curriculum for all our children to enjoy and achieve in.
We would like to offer a massive thank you to all the families who attended the accelerated reader workshops during the start of last term. The support that the children receive from you is really paying off and the children are quite enthusiastic about the books they are reading and the quizzes they are taking.
We will be exploring the story, ‘The Lost Words,’ by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. The text will allow pupils to discover the meanings of words, how to use a wide range of vocabulary in their writing, develop their use of paragraphs, use headings and subheadings and further develop their use of dictionaries. The text offers, opportunities for children to explore the ‘wonderful world’ that they live in.
Children will continue to bring home weekly spellings. We have provided the children with a look, cover, write, check sheet to use but are aware that this approach is not always suitable for all children. The expectation, is for children to work on the spellings sent home and to then use other resources to support their acquisition of new words and letter patterns. We have seen some very creative methods of learning spellings such as, creating word searches, posters using the words, creating mini dictionaries, writing the words using different colours and paints and using www.purplemash.com Children will continue to have a weekly spelling test or a dictation piece using spellings from that week.
Children will continue to work on their times tables and develop their division skills. We are very proud of the progress children have made with learning their times tables and would ask you to continue to use the different games that are available on www.purplemash.com to enhance your child’s learning.
Week 1 – division, mental division and formal written methods
Week 2 – Fractions of values
Week 3 – Place value, counting and mental addition and subtraction. Add and subtract mentally.
Week 4 - Measures and calculation in the context of volume and capacity and mass.
Week 5 - Counting, sequences, multiplication facts, mental and written multiplication
Week 6 - Mental and written multiplication, in the context of pictograms, measurements and money.
We would like to thank you for your continued support with helping your child read at home. The aim is that all children read at least 3 times a week and have an adult sign their reading record to acknowledge this. We do strive to hear individual children read at school but due to time constraints, of the curriculum, this is not always possible therefore, value your support.
We have been thrilled by the amount of work and creativity that the children have shared in their learning logs. Their delightful work is shared as a class and a year group and we have even started to add some examples onto our website! Please take a look and thank you for all the support.
LEARNING LOG DATES
SEND HOME DATE:
CHILDREN WILL HAVE AN ELEMENT OF CHOICE IN THE ACTIVITIES THEY CHOOSE TO COMPLETE. PLEASE SEE FURTHER DETAILS IN LEARNING LOGS.