Week Beginning 30.11.20
Literacy: We will be practising our retrieval skills in our reading lesson and continuing to learn about conjunctions in grammar.
Numeracy: We will be learning about length, including how many centimetres are in a metre and accurately drawing and measuring different lengths.
Science: We will be learning about the three different types of skeleton.
Please note that reading books can now be changed Monday-Thursday. Children should put their book and diary in the 'books to be changed' box first thing in the morning.
Mrs Tamlin and Mrs Costar
Weeks beginning 07.09.20 & 14.09.20
It was lovely to see all the children back last week. We did lots of 'getting to know you' activities and the children have all settled beautifully which has been great to see after such a long time out of school.
Over the next two weeks we will be focusing, across the school, on the topic, 'Journey through Europe'. Each class will be learning all about two European countries and Mulberry class will be finding out about Italy and Sweden. We have lots of exciting activities planned including: research on the iPads, Italian food tasting, flag making, map drawing, data collection, drawing, painting and much, much more! This will give us the opportunity to informally assess where the children are at while allowing them to be creative and continue to settle back in to the new routine. Keep an eye on this page as we will be posting regular photographs of our activities so you can see what we have been up to!
A quick reminder that P.E is on a Monday and Friday and children should come to school in their P.E kits on these days.
Reading books will be sent home on Wednesday this week and if they need to be changed, please return them the following Monday (14th September).
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to either of us at the end of the school day, or email the office and we will respond ASAP.
Mrs Tamlin and Mrs Costar
Reading at home
Children are expected to read to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes daily.
School Reading Books are due in on a Monday and will be handed out on a Wednesday. Children in Mulberry Class are expected to put their book and diary in the book change box on these days. Please indicate in the reading diary when you have read with your child.
Maths and English Homework are set on alternate weeks.
Homework is set on Monday and due in the following Monday.
Please see attached list of words below. These are the spellings that children are expected to learn to spell by the end of Year 3/4.
In Year 3 children are expected to know the following:
2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 x tables.
Here are some suggested websites to help you practise:
This term our topic is 'Meet the Flinstones'.
Suggested websites if you would like to complete some additional research with your child:
Topics for the year
For your information, these are the topics that will be covered this year:
History and Geography
Autumn 1 (first two weeks): Journey through Europe
Autumn 1 and 2: Meet the Flinstones - children will learn about the Stone, Iron and Bronze Ages.
Spring 1 and 2: Extreme survival - children will learn how animals are adapted to different climates.
Summer 1 and 2: Tomb raiders - children will lean all about the Ancient Egyptians.
Autumn 1: Rocks and soils.
Autumn 2: Animals including humans.
Spring 1: Plants.
Spring 2: Light.
Summer 1 and 2: Forces and magnets.
Autumn 1: Coding
Autumn 2: Simulations
Spring 1: Typing: children will learn to touch type.
Spring 2: Email: children will learn to send, respond to and add attachments to emails.
Summer 1: Spreadsheets & Graphing: children will learn to present data in a spreadsheet and graphs.
Summer 2: Databases - children will create and use databases.
Children will learn about Christianity and Hinduism.
Monday and Tuesday - Mrs Tamlin (Monday mornings - Mrs Elliott)
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - Mrs Costar (Alternate Friday mornings - Mrs Elliott)
P.E. - Monday and Friday
Reading books changed - In to be changed on a Monday and handed out on a Wednesday
Times tables - 3, 4 and 8 x tables
Spelling and Handwriting information
Take a look at the following websites for recommended books for Year 3 children: