Year 3

 

WELCOME TO YEAR 3

THE TIME TO

 Here are some clues to our exciting topic this term

Welcome back to the Summer Term     

I hope you all had a wonderful and joyful Easter. We are travelling further back through time in an exciting prehistoric adventure to the Stone Age, in our topic called …                                   

Dig Deep….What Will The Past Offer Us?

At the heart of our journey in faith this term will be Serving inspired by the story of  Pentecost. In this theme the children learn about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and serving as a way of life. The children will deepen their knowledge of the power and energy of the Holy Spirit. We will also continue to explore the Mysteries of the Rosary.

Our Other Faith work will be studying Islam, and linking our topic Special Places with finding out more about Mosques.

Come and See

Topics this term:

Energy

Choices

Special Places

Our cross-curricular topic is The Stone Age to The Iron Age so we will be incorporating many areas into this exciting work.

We will be examining and analysing many different types of texts in English, and using good models of writing to inspire us to create our own. We will read factual books, poetry and fictional stories such as Michelle Paver’s ‘Wolf Brother’. This topic will spark imagination and creativity across the curriculum, I can’t wait!

In Maths we will be linking our Science work on Rocks and Fossils and examining and analysing volcano statistics, rock temperatures and changing forms as well as animal and fossil dating. This will involve some measuring and investigation. We will also learn more about the role of archaeologists and palaeontologists. Stone Age hunters would listen to the sounds animals make. They would recognise the sounds and then know which types of animal they were hunting – using facts like this we will begin investigating Sound! For example: Can we find out how far away we can hear a sound? Can you explain why the sound is fainter the further away it is?

Through History & Geography we will deepen our understanding of timelines and changes in Britain, from hunter-gatherers to early farmers.

Stone Age people invented simple ovens around 9,000 BC. They made bread by mixing together flour and water. They made flour by grinding grain between two stones. Can we make our own Stone Age bread, evaluate it and create our own improved bread through Design and Technology?

In French we will continue to build upon our language skills. In Art we will look at early drawings, paintings and communications using natural materials..

How you can help

There will still be reading, spellings and maths homework every week. Practice multiplication facts and number bonds daily. There could also be follow-up research in other areas if appropriate, a letter goes out every Thursday. Encourage your child to read daily and explain what they understand from the text.

Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit (black shorts, white tee-shirt and trainers or plimsolls) in school on Mondays. PE kit should stay in school all week. We are still owed a swimming session so bring in costumes next Monday.

Your child also needs a painting apron/old shirt in school to protect their uniform during art lessons. This should also remain on their in their bag all week.

Please check the Year 3 Web page for updates & recommended   websites. Support your child in blogging & posting comments, please ensure they only use their first name and their own school email     address.

If you have any spare time and feel you could offer some specialist skills to enhance our learning this term, I’d still love to hear from you!

A fantastic inspiring term to look forward to! If you have any queries please feel free to ask. Thank you for your continued support, I’ve been so impressed with the creative approaches and wonderful homework this year – Our ‘Corridor of Creativity’ has really shown our children at their best!

Please check the Year 3 Web page for updates & recommended websites. Support your child in blogging & posting

Mrs Byrne

MATHS Homework Mathletics

All children will have individual maths homework allocated to them on this website. They’ve been given their password & it should be stuck in their HW diary.   Please let me know if access is a problem.

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk You also have access to the free ebooks on this site – it also works on iPads too! Children will have the login and password stuck in their Homework diaries. It is really important that children read daily and demonstrate a good comprehension of the texts.

owl-graphic

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!

17th May KS2 Sports Day 1.30pm

18th May KS2 Film Night 3.30 – 5pm

8th June Y3 Assembly

13th June Heights of Abraham visit

15th June First Holy Communion Mass

30th June INSET Day

6/7th July KS2 Musical

14th July Reports

USEFUL WEBSITES (Copy and paste links)

http://bpes.bp.com/share-resource/student-code/

Code N44447 Finding out about rocks video

HISTORY

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zssnfg8 Early Britain

MATHS

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/moonmaths.swf   Multiplication game or just google ‘Moonmaths’

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity03   Place value game

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/wordproblems/index.html

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=FS InverseMachine

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3us/flash/lessonLauncher.html?lesson=lessons/05/m3_05_00_x.swf Beat the computer in a place value game!

http://resources.oswego.org/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html Stop the clock game!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/telling_the_time/play/popup.shtml Set the Clock.

http://www.scholastic.com/play/time.htm Time travelling

http://www.snappymaths.com/other/measuring/time/interactive/unitsoftimeftc.htm Fling The Teacher!

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/measures Weigh and measure the parcel

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/games/alien_cookbook/big_sound/full.shtml Measure ingredients

http://www.ictgames.com/mostlyPostie.html Weighing parcels

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3us/flash/lessonLauncher.html?lesson=lessons/15/m3_15_00_x.swf

 http://www.skoool.com.eg/english/skoool_bundle/content/primary/maths/data_handling/index.html

RE

www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zpdtsbk/videos/1  Find out about Islam

http://resources.woodlands.kent.sch.uk/Homework/religion/Islam.htm

SCIENCE

http://www.planet-science.com/categories/under-11s.aspx

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/

ART

http://kids.tate.org.uk/games/

https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/leonardo-da-vinci/nottingham-castle-museum-art-gallery-Nottingham (scroll down to see interactive games)

ENGLISH

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

https://sites.google.com/site/easygrammar4kids/a-an (and other games for grammar skills)

COMPUTING

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/0/computing/28972462

GAMES

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/games/questionaut

A lovely strange game that requires some ‘out of the box’ and creative thinking to move things along. Also tests areas of English, Maths and Science.

 

 

14 Comments

  1. Today I did some FANTASTIC work on maths addition, column and numbers. You need to pick two numbers. Put 3 brackets facing downwards and on your numbers put + your number that is facing down next to the bracket and there should be 2 single numbers on the big numbers that you are going to add together. Add the single numbers together and write your answer down before the bracket. Then move onto the next number down which will be a multiple of 10, you will need to add 2 multiples of 10 which will be different then add them together and write your answer down before the bracket. Now, move on to your next number, you will need to pick 2 numbers which is a multiple of 100,add them together and write down the answer before the bracket. Add all of your equal numbers and them all together then that will give you your final answer of =. There you go, this was what we did in our session of maths today 🙂

  2. I did the sports hall challenge with Stanley , Analeah , Matthew we ran as fast as we could . I do not know if we are in the final !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I really enjoyed doing the sports hall challenge yesterday, some of the obstacles were really hard especially the speed jump challenge, but we all tried our best and I hope we are in the finals!😀😀😀

  4. On Saturday, I had a football match with my team, we drew 1-1 and I got a trophy for man of the match. I enjoyed playing football with my friends because it is fun and it keeps me fit. I enjoy going swimming with school on Monday’s because I love taking part in all sports. I hope all of my class friends had a fun weekend.

  5. The spy mision was so exiting. I was with Mrs Smith in team 7 when we got into the mission I was siting in the drivrs seat and Kian was the co-pilot . I had to stear the stearing wheal and Kian had to turn all the swiches on. Every one in our team had a agent name. I was there befor on Matthew birthday

  6. I think year 3s could be the next 007s (James Bond) you were all excellent at solving the clues, good team work and a most enjoyable and rewarding adventure!

  7. I have some very exciting news for the class and the school. My horrible history story about the Egyptians is going to be in a book. I got a certificate and a letter. I’m so excited

    • Another talented writer! Congratulations Matthew. You must bring it in to share, I can’t wait to see it in print!

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