Year 3B 2016 - 2017

Miss Ball

Welcome back to school for Summer Term!

Year 3 is a very important, and busy, year when children become part of the Juniors and really improve on all their skills. We have some brilliant themes to explore and fantastic facts to discover, as well as becoming confident readers, writers and mathematicians.

This half-term

Wecome back, we have a busy, fun half term planned!

Maths

In Maths, we will be learning about place value, money, measurement and data. We will also be looking at the four number operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing).

English

We will be continuing to focus on Harry Potter for this next half term.  We will be spending the first three weeks looking at play scripts and then moving on to instructions.  We will also be continuing to look at grammar, as we need to improve our understanding of completing and punctuating sentences.

Science

In Science, Year 3 will be focusing on Forces and Magnets and will even create their own magnet! Our History topic will see us answering the question – ‘How much did the Ancient Egyptians achieve?’ We have a fun trip to Touchstones planned where we will enjoy learning more about the Ancient Egyptians. We have an interesting half term ahead and I look forward to working with your children.

In History, we are learning about Ancient Egypt! We will learn about the achievements of the ancient Egyptians: such as irrigation, the building of the pyramids and their writing.

In Art, we will be focusing on the artist Andy Warhol, where we will be making our own prints!

In DT we will be looking at packaging, focusing on seaside picnics. We will also be looking at designing healthy food which could be put inside the packaging.

In French, we will be learning about: clothes, numbers, classroom objects and time.

Computing will see us become communicators! We will be using emails to communicate with our partner and creating a presentation on what we are learning about in class.  We will then be presenting our presentations to the class; we will also be looking at using video conferencing.

Our focus in R.E. will be ‘Rules for Living’. This unit will see us looking closely at the Ten Commandments and how they link with our modern laws.  We will also be discussing the difference between rules and laws. 

PE lessons will see us being creative game makers, mechanical machines and mover travellers!

P.E.

Our PE days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday this term, with Wednesday being our outdoor PE session. We recommend that your child has their PE kit in school all week and brings it home at the weekend. Please also note that children should wear plain, black shorts for all P.E. sessions. It is vital that your child has their kit with them to participate in lessons safely.

Reading and Homework

We hope you are still enjoying the new reading books that your child has brought home. Please try to read with your child for a short time every night and sign their reading record. Reading books will be changed weekly and must be in school every day!

Year 3 homework consists of:

  • weekly spellings, which are tested on a Friday
  • a piece for your homework book, which focuses on skills learnt this week and looks forward to next week's learning
  • a computer based homework
  • a multiplication test

Problem-solving resources:

  • https://nrich.maths.org/11084
  • https://nrich.maths.org/9803
  • https://nrich.maths.org/8915
  • http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/problem-solving

Free maths apps:

  • Sushi monster
  • Math monsters
  • Math flash cards
  • Doodle Maths

Here are some examples of workbooks which can be used to support your children's learning at home:

  • https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/products/100-Practice-Activities-National-Curriculum-Maths-Practice-Book-for-Year-3-Scholastic-9781407128900
  • http://www.theworks.co.uk/p/key-stage-2-books/10-minutes-a-day-problem-solving-ks2-ages-7-9/9780241183861
  • https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/products/98509
  • https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/KS2-Maths-Targeted-Question-Book/1847622119/ref=pd_cp_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=V3TFNEQEMR7JP4HNR3D1

Here are a list of websites for pupils to practise their Maths and English skills at home:

http://www.snappymaths.com/year3/index.htm

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z826n39

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html

http://www.math-exercises-for-kids.com/

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

http://www.everyschool.co.uk/english-key-stage-2-comprehension.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z826n39

 

We appreciate your ongoing support in enabling your children to complete these important tasks.


Thank you!

If you do have any queries, please do not hesitate to make an appointment.

 

 

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St Peter's Church of England Primary School

Muriel Street
Rochdale
OL16 5JQ

Headteacher: Mr A Whelan

Tel: 01706 648195
Fax: 01706 710302
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