In Year 3 you will find Mrs Watson, Miss Jones and Mr Fielder (Fridays).
Welcome back after the half-term break.
We're so proud of the class. They have worked really hard and have settled well into Year 3. The children have grown in independence and resilience.
We're focusing on:
It's ok not to know, but it's not ok not to try.'
That said, please do ask still if there is anything that you or your child are unsure about. You are very welcome to come into the classroom between 8:35 and 8:45 in the morning or to chat to us after school (Mr Fielder on a Friday).
The register is taken and learning begins at 8:45 am. Please encourage your child to be on time.
Children are encouraged to bring some fruit to eat at break time.
We have a number of unnamed plastic pots from last half term. Please come in and have a look to see if any are yours! If they are named, we can return any that are left behind.
This half-term we will be working on our 2x, 5x and 10x tables. We are aiming to be able to answer questions at about one question every six seconds. This means that children need to be able to give the answer from memory, as there won't be enough time to count on fingers.
We will be using our times table facts to solve division questions e.g. 40 divided by 5 = 8
I have added some videos below to help with this.
Have a look at Sumdog, where I have set the class some challenges.
TTRockstars is also a great place to practise answering questions quickly. The children have their logins in their home learning books. Please ask for another copy if you don't yours.
It is expected that every child reads at home on a daily basis.
Your child will choose both a reading book and a library book.
Library books are of your child's own choosing. He/She may need some help reading these or may like to be read to.
Reading books should be within your child's ability. These may be returned on any day, as and when they have been read. Your child will need to choose another book and record the title in his/her reading log with the date. Please date and sign as you hear your child read. As well as listening, please ask lots of questions to deepen understanding. Even very independent children benefit from this!
I have several lovely parents who have volunteered to hear readers before school until 9:00am. The children are really benefitting from this already. I can always find space for more volunteers!
If you feel that you can spare some time, please speak to Mrs Watson.
Our PE day in Year 3 will be on Tuesday and a Friday. Extra days are added throughout the year, so it is advisable for the children to leave PE kits in school.
Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school with appropriate footwear. If your child wears earrings please make sure these are removed for PE days or taped up before coming to school.
Encourage your child to choose a task from their home learning booklet each week and to complete it in their home learning book. Work can always be completed on paper and glued in at school. Children will receive dojos when they return their home learning (by Thursday each week please). Home learning books are then marked and returned on Friday ready for the following week.
Copies of the home learning booklets are added here half termly. If your child would like to complete some research related to something we we are learning in school or write about a hobby or family day out, this can be completed instead of something from the booklet.
Our Books For This Half Term:
The Pebble In My Pocket: A History Of The Earth by Meredith Hooper
Where do pebbles come from? How were they made? This book tells the story of a pebble, from its origins in a fiery volcano 480 million years ago to a busy, modern landscape. Readers follow the processes of rock formation and erosion that create new pebbles all over the world.
This book will link with both our history and science topics.
The World's Worst Teachers by David Walliams
We will also continue reading this book.
Our Topic is ...
The Stone Age to The Iron Age
We will be looking at daily life and how it changed throughout this period. Please feel free to start researching. If your child finds something that they would like to share with us, they can always make a poster and hand it in as their home learning!
See below for more information about what we are learning this half term.