Learning Support Assistants:
Thank you for visiting our page. Here you will find information on timetables, homework, general expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, feel free to arrange a telephone appointment to speak to me via the office. I will endeavor to speak with you within 3 working days.
Hello Year 3,
I hope you are all safe and well! As we start a new half term, I am looking forward to when we are all safely back in school together. However, we are continuing our learning journey with a busy timetable, which can be seen on Teams. I have added some links to help guide any questions about what we will be covering. We look forward to catching up with Miss Littler on our weekly Teams meetings on a Friday afternoon.
Year 3 & Year 4 100 book list
A few parents have asked about having access to the 100 books list. We would love the children to use the time that they’ve got to access as many of these books as possible. Maybe you could access them online, from a shop or even listen to a book. Please send some pictures of you reading via Twitter. Also remember to write or draw about your book once you’ve finished it.
10 spellings to be tested every Tuesday through a dictation exercise. Sentences including the weekly spellings will be read out slowly and repeated as often as your child requires. They will write the whole sentence focusing on high frequency words, handwriting and punctuation. They will also have 3 additional spellings, which follow the same spelling pattern/rule, to ensure they have learnt how to apply this to unknown words.
By the end of Year 3, children are required to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 times tables. It is important for your child to practice these as often as possible as it will help them in their maths lessons too. By Year 4, your child will be required to do a multiplication check where they will need to know all their times tables up to 12×12 fluently, therefore starting off this learning early will ensure they are confident to do this.
Your child should read at least 4 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Reading is such a vital skill and will help your child to feel more confident across all areas of the curriculum. Reading records will be collected daily to ensure your child is on track, so please write in these regularly. If your child does not read often enough, they will take part in a ‘catch up’ session on a Friday break time, where they will be given the opportunity to read to an adult or their peers.
PE lessons are on a Tuesday afternoon and a Friday morning. Children are required come into school wearing their full PE kits on this day or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in these lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why.
On a Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Miss Tilley is out of class for her NQT and preparation time. Therefore Mrs Greaves will carry out the spelling test and then teach Computing, and Music.
Our Class Timetable
Learning in Year 3
Maths: The first two weeks we will be re-visiting addition and subtraction with 3 digit numbers. Then we will move on to Multiplication and Division focusing on our 3’s, 4’s and 8’s. We will be looking at measurement focusing on length and perimeter. Then we will be moving onto exploring fractions.
English: We will start our first week back in half term focusing on poetry. We will be looking at writing and performing a Dinka-inspired poem about the blue whale. Then we will move onto the ‘Big blue whale’ by Nicola Davies with links to Michael Murpurgo’s ‘The Morning I met a whale’ . We will be focusing on using adverbs to express time, place and cause and developing a wide range of sentence structures.
We will Here you will find useful websites/links to help support your child at home in other areas of the curriculum:
This half term we will be looking at plants
We will be learning about the Pentecost and how Christians today might celebrate it.
The children will learn the names of fruits and we will combine this with our previous learning of colours and numbers.
The children will have a selection of Spring activities to choose to complete during Week 2.