Home Learning Packs:
Please find below the home-learning for the weeks ahead. These will be updated weekly. There are a variety of activities to include the multiple aspects of learning we would be covering in our curriculum under normal circumstances. The Maths is focused on progressing through the curriculum, following White Rose, as we do in school, whereas the English is building on reading and writing skills, following the planning we would be using in-class under normal circumstances.
This should be in addition to and not to replace your already existing schedule, so please carry on with your TTRockstars practising times tables; Joe Wicks P.E - keeping fit and active; code.org where you can develop programming skills; and some of the other activities you have already been completing. Aim to incorporate these packs into your weekly routine. The English and Maths is designed to be worked on daily, as we would do in-class.
As mentioned, this is designed to last the week, so please don't feel pressured to complete it all at once. Feel free to print these out at home, or contact the school to pick up a copy. Alternatively, you can use any plain or lined paper to hand to complete the majority of the activities, so don't feel pressured to print or collect everything. We would love to see examples of great work, so keep posting on Class Dojo Portfolios. Finally, should you or your child have any questions, feel free to get in touch with the Year 3 team via Class Dojo.
Here are some activities to keep you busy over Easter! These are ideas for you to choose from and so that you can have some fun.
Here are the last few pages of that we read of The Flower by John Light.
Create a prediction for the end of the story.
To do this you could write it as a story, record your prediction or create a picture of the ending.
In a few days I will share the ending with you!
Children in Year 3 all have access to the following websites to support their home learning:
We have been using these videos to support the children in learning their 3, 4 and 8 times tables:
Thank you for your continued support.
This half term we are investigating plants! We are looking at what plants need to grow, the parts of plants and how they help with plant reproduction. We have conducted an experiment to see what plants need to grow by trying to grow seeds in different conditions.
This topic links with the book we are studying in English this half term: The Flower by John Light.
Both classes have had a wonderful time on our residential trip! From cleaning out the pigs to cooking our own lunch, the children took part in many exciting experiences living on the farm for 2 days. They represented our school brilliantly and did Priestsic proud with their manners and hard work. It will be a memory we will never forget!
Stone Age Day!
We had a super day being archaeologists, creating our own museum with artefacts we had dug up. We also put artefacts back together, discussed where they may have come from or been used for and how old they might be. In the afternoon, we were able create our own pots, either a thumb pot or coil pot, in the same style as the Stone Age people would have made. Also, we made our own bracelets, weaved fur, created spears and made flour from barely. What an amazing day it was!
In our English lessons, we started reading 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura. From this book, we created a setting description of the Stone Age camp and developed our use of expanded noun phrases.
In Maths, we have begun using Times Table Rockstars to help us learn our times tables. Each child has been given a log in and we have loved seeing how each of us have been progressing using the site.
Here is a link: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student
If you have misplaced your login, please come and see us, we will be happy to replace it!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We really enjoyed our Christmas dinner and loved wearing our Christmas jumpers to raise money.
This half term, we have been learning about Robin Hood and his Merry Men. As part of this, we went to Sherwood Forest to see where he may have lived. We have also been looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy and created our own pieces inspired by him!
Autumn Half Term 2 - Maths
This half term, our Maths topic is Multiplication and Division.
Our KIRFs test this half term is also multiply and divide by 3.
Why not have a look at some of these websites to help you to practise your 3 times table!
Autumn Topic 2: Are you attractive enough?
Our new Learning Journey topic is all about magnets and forces.
We have really enjoyed looking at magnets and have done lots of different experiments to discover more about magnets. We looked at which magnets are the strongest, which metals are magnetic and how to move a car across a table using the forces of magnets.
Autumn Topic 1: Should we be afraid of the dark?
Our new Learning Journey topic is all about light, dark and shadows.
We learned all about how light travels and how opaque objects stop the light to create a shadow. We did an experiment to look at which materials were opaque, transparent and translucent. Also, we used torches to find out why footballers have 4 shadows in a night.
In our English lessons, we started the topic by reading 'Orion and the Dark' by Emma Yarlett. From this book, we created character descriptions of the characters Orion and the Dark and developed our use of adjectives and adverbs for descriptions.
We are also reading 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson who is also our Year 3 Star Author this half term! Have you read any of her stories? Have a look in our Year 3 book corners as they are one of our recommended Year 3 reads too!
Autumn Term 1 – Maths
This half term, we have been looking at addition and subtraction. We started by looking at mental strategies for addition and subtraction and moved on to looking at column addition and subtraction with 3-digit numbers.
We are excited to launch our 'Year 3 50 Recommended Reads'. We have got lots of exciting books in our book corners, just waiting to be read. I wonder which will be our favourite?!
Welcome to Year 3!
We would like to welcome all of the children starting in Year 3 this year in both
Mrs Barringer's Class and Miss Carter's Class. Mrs Barringer, Miss Carter, Miss Cook, Mrs Gorman and Miss Murray are so excited to be teaching you this year!
Please find below some useful information you may wish to know about Year 3.
We have Maths, English, Reading, Spelling and story time.
We learn through our Learning Journey curriculum. This includes subjects such as Computing, Geography, History, Science, Music, Art, Design & Technology. We also have weekly Talking Points lessons, where we explore the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning. We have two sessions of P.E. a week, one lesson of R.E and one lesson of French.
The day of our P.E. sessions change each week according to our timetable. Children are expected to have their P.E. kit in school every day. We also go swimming once a week, from September to March. Mrs Barringer's class go swimming on Friday. Miss Carter's class go swimming on Tuesday.
On Friday we have a spelling test. Every half term we will do an overall spelling test of the Year 3/4 common exception words, along with a KIRFs test, which is a Maths test based on the Year 3 curriculum.
Children learn best and make the most progress when school and home work in partnership together. To support your child with this, we will be setting weekly spelling and times tables homework. This will focus very much on the skills and knowledge your child needs to progress successfully in Year Three. Along with this, we will send home a KIRF pack and the Year 3/4 common exception words every half term for your child to learn and practise.
We also expect children to read regularly at home. When your child has read, please write a note in their reading diary. When they have read their book a couple of times, then they are welcome to change it. In Key Stage 2 there is a Reading Challenge where children can receive prizes and certificates for reading at home.
We hold a celebration assembly each Thursday for Year 3 and 4 pupils. This provides an opportunity to celebrate success and share achievements with staff, parents and carers. After the assembly, your child’s star will be displayed in the entrance corridor.