Welcome to Year 3 Elm
Welcome to Year 3.
Every week, on a Friday, a homework sheet is sent home via parent mail. You will find this sheet attached at the bottom of this page. Miss Clarke and myself always detail what we have been covering during the week and we give useful links to enable further practice at home.
In addition, on every Friday, there will be a spelling and times table test.
Each child was assessed at the start of this academic year and grouped accordingly. Group 1 learn their high frequency words. Group 2 learn the year 3 spellings. Your child has been advised which group they are in. Please do learn these spellings on a regular basis so that they are embedded. Your child will then be able to draw from these spellings accurately in their writing.
I have attached below lists of the first 200 high frequency frequency words your child should know as well as the year 2 common exception words.
Your child needs to be secure on their 2,5, 10 times tables (by the end of year 2) and their 3,4 and 8 times tables by the end of year 3. They need to be able to speedily recall them in random order. There is a national test at the end of year 4 where you child will be required to accurately recall random times tables to 12 at speed. Therefore, it is imperative that your child learns them. We do assist with this at school but the main learning needs to be at home.
Every child was given a password to log into Times Table Rock Stars. It is an excellent website that the school has subscribed to for your child to use at home.
Below are some other links that your child may also find useful.
and finally some fun songs to help your child learn their tables
With thanks and best wishes
Autumn Term 1: THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY
About this unit
This unit is designed to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the Sacrament of Baptism. Through the unit we explore what it means to belong to a family and the Christian family.
Where this unit fits in
This unit builds on previous learning in Year One during the unit 1.3 ‘Families & Celebrations’ which helped the children reflect on what it means to belong to a family. It builds on the importance of the Holy Spirit in the Year Two units 2.2 ‘Mysteries’ and 2.6 ‘The Church is Born’.
Children will know about special celebrations in the family and in Church.
We will be exploring:
• How belonging to a family is important because a family provides love, care and helps give a sense of who you are (identity)
• The Church is a family of people called Christians who love God by following Jesus
• A Sacrament is a very important gift from Jesus when we receive special help from the Holy Spirit.
• The Sacrament of Baptism makes someone a member of the Church
• In Baptism, signs are used to show what Christians believe
• Promises made in Baptism are important to keep
This half term:
Geography: Weather and Climate.
Science: Rocks and Soils.
This half term: Football skills
Your child will have PE every Friday afternoon. Their kit will go home on the same day for washing so I would be grateful if you would ensure this is returned for the following week.