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Reading at home
It is very important that each child is reading 3 or more times a week at home with a grown-up in addition to the times they read at school with a member of staff. Frequent reading will improve reading fluency, build your child's confidence in reading aloud in a 'story-teller's' voice and deepen the comprehension of what they are reading. If your child has 3 or more comments written in their reading record in a week, they will receive a special reading sticker on a Friday in recognition of their efforts of reading outside of school with an adult. 

TT Rockstars

Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)

The times tables that the children are required to know by the end of Year 3 are:

2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 8x. 

To log in to TT Rockstars at home, simply type it into Google and click on the link. Go to Login (4th option along the top) and click on School pupils. It will then prompt you for the school name, then it will ask you for username and you need to select password (not pin) and enter password. The children have this information inside their reading records. 

Hi and welcome to Year 3!

The class teacher is Miss Harris.

 

Summer term

English

We are starting starting the term by looking at shape poems (calligrams) and producing our own. We are then learning about play scripts, what their typical features are, and building up to writing our own play scripts. The text we are using in this unit is Horrid Henry (a compilation of stories). In the second half term we will be hearing part of a story (and having the exciting opportunity to complete this unfinished story) about a mysterious creature living in Kielder. 

 

VIPERS guided reading

Each morning Year 3 take part in a whole-class guided reading session where we learn the skills of comprehending a text. Our current book is The Sheep Pig by Dick-King Smith. In these sessions we learn to explore:

Vocabulary

Inference

Prediction

Explanation

Retrieval

Summarising

 

The children answer questions based on these reading skills about the given text.

 

Maths

We are learning about Fractions through White Rose maths. We will be gaining a basic understanding using some practical resources in what it means to divide whole shapes and numbers into equal parts.

 

Science

We are learning about plants this term; what the main parts of a plant are, what their respective functions are. We will investigate how water is transported in plants through observations of celery, and explore through whole class experiments the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant. We will also explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

 

Geography

This term we are looking at counties and cities. We are learning about the county we live in and the counties that are close to ours. We are learning how to distinguish between villages, towns and cities, and using compass directions and maps to plot routes between locations. We are also practising our atlas skills in being able to use the index of an atlas to locate places within the atlas, using page numbers and grid references.

 

PE

PE session this term are Wednesday and Friday - kits need to remain in school until the end of the half term when they can be taken home. 

 

Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings are my PPA and ECT times so lessons will be taught by Mrs Clarke at these times.

 

Please do ask if you have any questions or queries about ways to support your child. 

 

Miss Harris

Class teacher