Year 3

WELCOME TO YEAR 3

SPRING TERM 

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to continuing this year’s positive theme

‘I Will’

At the heart of our learning this term will be the  Sacrament of the Eucharist.

Our journey in faith will be developed with the themes of Journeys,  Listening and Sharing. The children will learn about the journey and sacrifice that Jesus made as they deepen their knowledge of the Eucharist and the events of Holy Week during the theme of Giving All.

During this time, we will also be discovering more about the Jewish faith.

Come and See

Topics this term:

Journeys

Listening and Sharing

Giving All

Our cross-curricular topic is The Stone Age through 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 ‘Stone Age Boy’. This topic will spark imagination and creativity across the curriculum,  I can’t wait to begin!

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

Scientists have found and studied skeletons of Stone Age animals. Human skeletons help scientists find out how prehistoric humans’ bodies are different from our bodies today. We will look at examples of animal skeletons and investigate ’How does a skeleton from a modern day human compare with a Stone Age person? ‘and what does it tell us about pre-historic people?

Children will also describe rocks and compare their properties after tackling exciting activities in our Science  sessions. They will hear how fossils are formed in sedimentary rocks, discover soil facts and investigate ’What is our Earth?’ and ’Why do we get different rocks in different places?

Stone Age people used rocks for making tools, grinding flour and producing sparks to make fire. Can we make our own Stone Age bread by grinding grain in a mortar?  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?

This term we will begin French lessons with Mrs Lambert and build up a bank of simple words and phrases to introduce ourselves. Miss Ferrara will continue to teach Art where we  will look at early drawings, paintings and communications using natural materials.

P.E. will  link with our Science work of movement and how muscles work. We will continue to build our skills in Competitive Games, as well as  Gymnastics with Miss Singleton on Thursdays. On Fridays Dance sessions with Mrs Bathgate will begin!

Through Music we will explore imagery and discover how the Stone Age people made their own music, linking to our work in Performance Poetry.  In Computing we will use programming skills to create work related to our topic, such as  a Scratch programme to produce a rock cycle and a Powerpoint Presentation on The Stone Age people.

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

Reading, spellings and maths homework will continue to be set every week. Multiplication facts and   number bonds should be practised regularly. There could also be follow-up research in other areas if  appropriate, a letter goes out every Thursday detailing home-work Information. 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.

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.

We have 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 celebrated our children at their best!

Another exciting 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:

Parent’s  Consultations: 

Tue 19th March

4.00pm—7.00pm

Wed 20th March

1.30pm –3.30pm

ACADEMY INSET DAY Friday 15th Feb

Half Term:  Monday 18th-Friday 22nd Feb

End of  Spring Term:  Fri 5th April

Summer Term: Mon. 22nd April 2019

Year 3 Resurrection Assembly Wed 24th April

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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