Welcome to Class 3
Our teacher is Mrs Johnson.
Mrs Fogg, Mrs Hill and Mrs Manning will also be helping in our class this term.
Don't forget to check Class Dojo!
Tuesday 4th September - Back to School
Friday 21st September - Silly Science Workshop
Wednesday 3rd October - Year 3 Visit to Awesome Walls
Tuesday 23rd October - Year 3 Bikeability
Wednesday 14th November - Photo Day
Thursday 15th November - Time travelling at St Swithun's Church
Your child will need their reading books and Home/School Contact Book in school every day.
Homework/spelling books will need to be handed in on a Thursday each week.
PE kit will be required on a Wednesday (outdoor kit please ) and trainers will need to remain in school all week for the children to change into each day for the Daily Mile.
The children will be learning to play the recorder with Mrs Roberts and will be given their own recorder to bring home so that they can practise. Please make sure that once they have this, they bring it to school with them on a Wednesday.
Water bottles will be sent home every Friday in order for them to be cleaned and will need to be returned to school on a Monday morning. Please remember to return these as it is important that children have regular access to a drink (especially as the weather hopefully warms up).
Helping your child to complete their homework is an important way for you to know what they are learning about in school. The children should be becoming more independent with this now that they are in KS2; however some homework may still require your support.
Homework will be given out on a Friday. Children can hand their homework in once it is completed. Spellings will be checked weekly.
This will usually be either a game on Mathletics, an activity or game that your child can play at home with you or a problem solving activity that your child can complete independently.
If your child is unable to access Mathletics at home, they can do so before school on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning from 8.30am.
Year 4 Times Tables Checks 2020
From the 2019 to 2020 academic year onwards, schools in England will be required to administer an online multiplication tables check (MTC) to year 4 pupils. This means that the current Year 3 cohort will be the first children to sit this. We will provide you with more information as it becomes available. For now, maths targets will focus around times tables. Please spend some time each week working on these with your child as they will be checked regularly in school and new targets set as regularly as they need to be.
Please click on the below link for more information on this.
Useful websites for times tables
Children will receive a spelling list linked to the spelling rule/common exception words that we have been focusing on in class that week. Spellings will be checked towards the end of each week and new spellings set. Please support your child to learn their spellings using strategies such as Look, Cover, Write, Check.
Useful websites for spelling
Our reading this term will be based around the text 'The Abominables'. We will be reading exerts from this and working on the reciprocal reading skills of clarifying, summarising, predicting and questioning 2-3 times a week, as a whole class. In addition to this, some children will continue to take part in small group guided reading sessions throughout the week and individual reading will take place where possible, particularly for any children who would really benefit from this to help them to progress with their reading.
If your child takes part in guided reading, they will bring this book home to read with you.
The majority of the class will have an Accelerated Reader book as their individual reading book. Each half term, the children will complete a quiz that will determine the level book that is appropriate for them to be reading. They will bring this book home to read with you and will also be given the opportunity to read it in school both independently and with an adult, where possible. Once your child has read their book, they will have the opportunity to complete a comprehension quiz related to this during school time (this can only be accessed in school) which will earn them points towards receiving an Accelerated Reader certificate. Children should aim for 85% in their quiz in order to move onto more challenging texts.
If your children is not using Accelerated Reader in school, they will be given the opportunity to change their book banded individual reading book once a week.
The children will have the opportunity to visit the school library every Friday where they can choose a fiction, non-fiction or poetry book to share with you at home. This may be above their level of understanding; therefore you might decide to read it to them.
This term our will be based around the book...
by Eva Ibbotson
This is what we plan to cover across the curriculum!
Writing to entertain – can you write a newspaper report detailing the sightings of the yetis?
Writing to inform – Can you create a fact file about a yeti?
Writing to inform – Can you write a diary entry from the point of view of one of the characters?
Writing to persuade – can you write a letter to persuade somebody to do something?
Writing to persuade – can you create a poster to persuade somebody to do something?
Poetry – Poems about Yetis
Books to enjoy -
The Pebble in my Pocket - A History of our Earth
The Rock Factory - A Story About Rocks and Stones
A Rock is Lively
The Street Beneath My Feet
100 Facts - Planet Earth
Stone Girl Bone Girl
This Little Pebble
King of the Cloud Forests
Destination Planet Earth
Highest Mountain Deepest Ocean
Himalayan Mountains (Expedition Diaries)
Use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined.
Increase the legibility, consistency and quality of their handwriting.
Adding the suffix -less
Adding the suffix -ment
Words ending in -tion
Adding the suffix -es
Adding the prefixes dis- and in-
Adding im- to root words beginning with m or p
Common exception words
Adding the suffix -ly
Adding the suffix -ous
Words ending in -ture
Adding –ation to verbs to form nouns
Adding the suffix -ous
What is a sentence?
Different types of sentences
Accurate spelling is a key part of the Year 3 curriculum; therefore it is vital that the children practise and learn by heart any spellings and spelling rules that are sent home this year in their Read Write Inc. spelling books.
Number – Place Value
Number – Addition and Subtraction
Number – Multiplication and Division
Can you explain what nutrition is?
Can you explain where animals (including humans) get nutrition from?
Can you explain the types and amounts of nutrition that animals (including humans) need?
Can you identify that humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles and explain what they have these for?
Can you compare and group different kinds of rocks based on their appearance and physical properties?
Can you describe how fossils are formed?
Can you explain what soils are made from?
Can you explore how to keep something cool for a long period of time?
Art/Craft and Design Technology
Can you discuss the best way to transport a yeti from Navi Dar to England?
Can you ensure your model meets the design criteria?
Can you evaluate your model by looking at the design criteria and explaining what you would do differently next time?
Can you explore clay techniques?
Can you create clay mountains in different ways?
Can you explore drawing techniques, using pencils, charcoals and pastels?
Can you improve your drawings, using your own ideas and those of others?
Can you explain the work of Nicholas Roerich ?
Can you create artwork in the style of Nicholas Roerich?
Can you explain what a mountain is?
Can you explain how mountains are made?
Can you explain what it is like on a mountain?
Can you explain what the UK’s highest mountains are like?
Can you explain what it is like in the Himalayas?
Can you find out some interesting facts about one of the world’s highest mountains?
Can you use the correct vocabulary when talking about mountains e.g. peak, range, summit?
Can you plot a route on a map?
Which countries were part of the British Empire during Victorian times?
Which countries are still part of the commonwealth today?
Can you name some famous explorers?
Can you give some interesting facts about Sir Edmund Hillary?
Can you discuss the history of mountain exploration?
Can you talk about the development in mountaineering equipment?
Who was Queen Victoria?
What influence has Queen Victoria had on our lives today?
Hindu Family Celebrations
Can you use key words to gather information, using a search engine?
Can you tell the difference between fact and fiction when reading information online?
Can you use sensors to investigate a simple question e.g. where would be the best place in school for a yeti to hide?
Can you write a program to achieve a specific goal, e.g. to get the yetis from Navi Dar to England?
When creating programs, can you include a sequence, a selection and some repetition?
Can you look carefully at your program and detect and correct errors?
We will be learning to play the recorder with Mrs Roberts!!!!!!
Can you play a steady beat?
Can you move responsively to music?
Do you recognise short and long sounds?
Can you play quickly and slowly?
Can you play high and low sounds?
Can you play loudly and softly?
Can you play simple rhythms and melodies?
Can you sing, accompanied?
Can you recognise and name some musical notes?
Living in the wider world
Global Issues -
Can you explain what poaching is?
Can you give reasons why this is illegal?
Can you name some endangered animals?
Parents / Community
Awesome Walls Rock Climbing 3.10.18
Parent Workshop – making yeti carriers (Date TBC)