Children are currently looking at how to write a formal letter of invitation concentrating on the correct layout and also using the power of persuasion to entice their chosen recipient to the event.
Maths: Equivalent fractions. Please look at the fraction walls that were sent home and see if your child can identify equivalent fractions.
Guided Reading: Please see the front of your child's guided reading homework book for the date homework needs to be in by.
Homework books: It would be very helpful if your child could bring this in every Thursday so that the following week's homework can be stuck in and their spelling test scores can be recorded for your information.
Reading Logs: Please would you ensure your child hands their log in on a Friday. Reading should be logged every day from Monday to Thursday. If they have finished reading their Guided Reading book then the children can log other books they would like to read.
It is never a problem if your child cannot read one evening due to clubs etc. However, please sign the log and state the reason e.g. Brownies tonight, unable to read.
Please learn your spellings on a regular basis. The spellings below will be tested on Thursday, 17th May. Words ending in 'ary'
Times table tests
Every Friday. Thank you for your support in helping your child learn their timestables. It is essential your child knows their x2, x 5 x 10, x3, x 4 and x8 by the end of year 3. See our help guided to learning them below.
Thursday: Homework books returned and spelling tests
Friday: Reading logs in for me to sign and the following week's homework goes home.
Guided Reading homework: is due in the day before your child's reading group.
It was great to see so many parents at the 'Meet the Teacher' session on Monday, 25th September. If you were unable to make it, please feel free to make an appointment with me and I will be happy to discuss any queries you may have. The Year 3 Elm powerpoint presented to parents is below. It has lots of important information so please do take a look. In addition I have included the start of year information letter to parents.
Please note Year 3 Elm's class assembly will be on Friday, 6th July at 9.15 am.
Timetable for Year 3 Elm
I do try to stick to this timetable but, as you will appreciate, visitors to the school or other school events may mean that I have to jiggle lessons around!
Times tables: Year 3: x 2, x 4, x 8
I have been very impressed with how the children are embracing and learning their times tables.
Below are some useful ideas and fun websites to help the children learn them.
Some tips for the x2
A method that always worked with my children was to take one or two from a given times table e.g. x2 tables and then practise 2x2 and 3x2 for a few days (on the way to school or trips out in the car et). When they were secure with these I would extend this from 2x2, 3x2, to 4x2 and so on. I would use magnetic counters with numbers on the fridge and give them a different challenge each day.
Times table websites.