Year 3

WELCOME TO THE SUMMER TERM  in YEAR 3

Our Topic continues the Year of 

‘I Will’

We now discover and investigate all about Roman Britain; How the Romans invaded Britain, how they settled and what legacy they left.

At the heart of our journey in faith this term will be Serving – Pentecost. In this theme the children learn about the gift 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.

Come and See

Topics this term:

Energy

Choices

Special Places

We will be examining and analysing many different types of texts in English, and using good models of writing as well as video and poetry to inspire us to create our own. We are going to be reading some exciting stories this term!

We will reinforce and extend our Maths work through measurement, data, problem solving, fractions, calculations, shape & angles and also Roman numerals! There’s going to be a lot more practice of number bonds and multiplication facts in order to improve fluency.

Year 3 children must know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x by the end of the year. In Science we will study  Forces and States of Matter, through The Water Cycle.

In Computing we will use programming skills to create work related to our topic including programming some Lego models.

In P.E. the children will continue their gymnastic lessons but will also begin Dance lessons with Mrs Bathgate. We will also prepare for Sports day through Athletics and plan to learn some Roman army drills – which will also incorporate some of our music in aiding our visualisation of an invading army!

We will also continue to build up a bank of basic French phrases, such as expressing how we feel,  introducing ourselves and naming colour as well as improving in our fluency. In our Art sessions, Miss Ferrara is  giving the children the opportunity to create mosaics and explore the wonderful work of the Spanish artist and architect, Antoni Gaudi.

In Geography we will deepen our understanding of regions of the UK through enquiry based lessons.

If you have any spare time and feel you could offer some specialist skills to enhance our learning this term, maybe you have some woodwork skills, are an expert baker or would be able to chat to the children about your job. I’d love to hear from you!

How you can help

There is reading, spellings and maths homework every week. Please support your child in practising multiplication facts and number bonds daily. There could be follow-up research in other areas if appropriate.

Please check your child has the homework sheet on a Thursday. If the homework is  lost, there are always extra in the door holder until the following week.  Encourage your child to read regularly and explain what they understand from the text, especially unfamiliar words.

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. Only to go home to be washed at the weekend.  Please remove earrings on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays before coming to school.

Please check the Y3 Web page for updates and recommended websites. Support your child in blogging and posting comments, please ensure they only use their first name and their school email address.

A fantastic inspiring term to look forward to! If you have any queries please feel free to ask. Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Byrne

Dates for your diary:

23rd May KS2 Film Night 3.30 – 5pm

6th May Bank Holiday

4th May Corpus Christi: First Holy Communion Mass

9th May First Holy Communion Mass at BRW

22nd May KS2 Sports Day 1.30pm

Thursday 6th June Year 3 Assembly

24th June Roman Day

27th June Open Afternoon

9th / 10th July KS2 Musical

12th July INSET Day

15th July Children’s Reports

18th July Last Whole School Mass

24th July INSET day

FOREST SCHOOLS TBC

EDUCATIONAL VISIT TBC

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 Reading 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 Reading diaries. It is really important that children read daily and demonstrate a good comprehension of the texts.

owl-graphic

All children have their login details – same as last year.

USEFUL WEBSITES

HISTORY

History for kids https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

MATHS

Moon Maths  http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/online_downloads.htm

Hit The Button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

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

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/religion/hinduism.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/religion/hinduism/

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zh86n39/resources/1

SCIENCE

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

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

https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/staying-healthy/

ART

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

16 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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