Dear Parents and Carers,
I would like to start by warmly welcoming your child into Year 3!
Please see the various sections below for useful information: your child's timetable of weekly lessons, details of topics we will be covering under each subject for the coming week, homework and planned activities for the year.
I look forward to seeing you at 'Thumbs Up Thursday' at 8.40 am every week. This is an excellent opportunity for your child to share their work and achievements with you. If you have any concerns or any other queries, please feel free to make an appointment to see me.
I am looking forward to working with your child.
With very best wishes,
Our Mission Statement
To love, learn, share and respect in the light of Jesus.
Please see below an overview of the coming week and the various activities we will be doing with your child/ren.
Week beginning 23/9/19
Mrs Smith's group 1: Are continuing to revise place value. It is essential that children can break numbers down according to their value. They will be continuing to look at the language of more than and less than and be able to confidently use the symbols of more than and less than to compare numbers. The children have started to do their times table tests and in this group, they are looking at x10 and x2.
Mrs Smith's group 2 working with Mrs Bowers: Same as Miss Clarke's group as below:
Miss Clarke's group:
My group will be completing number patterns by finding what is 10 less/10 more or 100 less/100 more than any given number. We will also be practising counting in fours and sixes this week.
The children have started to do their times table tests and in this group, they are looking at x2, x3 and x5.
It is imperative your child learns their times tables. By the end of Year 2, your child should know their x2, x5 and x10 and by the end of Year 3, x3, x4 and x8 tables. We have weekly times table tests (40 questions in 3 minutes!) and we also look at activities to help them learn their tables. However, it is important that they also have the opportunity to learn these at home. Please see below for a variety of websites that will help your child gain confidence learning their tables.
The children will be punctuating passages using capital letters, commas, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks. The children need to identify where the correct punctuation should be a added to a short piece of writing.
Verbs: To be able to define what a verb is and identify them in passages of writing
Adverbs: To understand what an adverb is and use them in their writing. There will be a particular emphasis on using adverbs at the beginning of a sentence.
Please ensure your child's guided reading homework is handed in the day before they read. This enables me to mark it before their guided reading session enabling session to be used only for reviewing their homework and to read and discuss their book as a group.
The Stone Age! Exploring how cave art can teach us how Stone Age people lived.
Our topic this term is rocks and soils. We will be looking at the three main types of rock, how they are formed and where we can find them in our environment. We have started looking at sedimentary rocks and identifying how they are formed and examples of these in our environment e.g. The White Cliffs of Dover are made from chalk.
Indoor - Monday
Outdoor - Tuesday
Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every week. They need pumps for the indoor PE and trainers for outdoor PE.
Please see our procedures letter that went home last week. A copy is attached below.
Please feel free to pop in to see me at the end of the school day or on Thumbs Up Thursday should you have any further queries.