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Welcome to Year Three's web page!

Mrs Anderson is the teacher in Year Three and Miss Young, Miss Wood and miss Fenton are the three teaching assistants that support the teaching and learning. The children will be taught by Mrs Anderton all day a Monday and Wednesday afternoon.

 

Our aim is to have a tidy, stimulating and friendly classroom. We work as a team to support each other in all we do, so that we can achieve to the best of our ability.

 

In Year Three we strive to have high standards and expect that children:

  • Wear the correct uniform to school, including having the correct PE kit.
  • Complete homework that is set, which includes, maths, spellings and learning log activities.
  • To read at home at least three times a week to an adult at home and bring in their reading books and logs every day.

 

HOMEWORK

Spellings will be given out on a Monday and are expected to be handed in on Friday morning, as the children will take their spelling test on Fridays. Please keep practising these throughout the week.

Maths homework will be handed out on a Friday and is due in the following Friday along with the spelling homework. This will be monitored and recorded.

Learning Logs will also be handed out on a Friday and is due back in on the following Thursday. Learning logs will be self and peered assessed through our homework gallery activity.

Homework is overseen by the class teacher and is recorded in homework books.

Topic

Our topic this half term is 'Gods and Mortals'. We will be studying Ancient Greek history; looking at artefacts, Greek Gods and mythical creatures. Our topic will link to our English work and our homework activities. The children will have opportunity to create Greek designs on pottery, identify events on a timeline, compare Greece to England, and use labyrinths in their work.

 

 

The children are enjoying learning French and will continue to develop their basic french oral skills, such as learning about vocabulary to describe themselves. The children will use the song, heads, shoulders, knees and toes to label their bodies in French. The will also look at stories in French too. Mrs Anderton will be carrying out French activities on a Wednesday afternoon.

 

We have a fantastic new music teacher that works at St Mary's on a Monday. Year Three will have an opportunity to carry out different activities, including singing and working with a range of musical instruments to create rhythms and performances.

In indoor PE, Year three have been chosen to carry out Karate this half term. They will learn new skills which will be taught alongside life skills such as, politeness, discipline, respect, courtesy and concentration. This will be on a Thursday afternoon. Please make sure that you have the correct indoor kit, which consists of black shorts and a white t-shirt.

In outdoor PE we will be participating in activities around Rugby. We will focus on passing and throwing a rugby ball, learning to play tag rugby, and developing skills as a team. Outdoor PE will be on a Tuesday. Please make sure you have the correct outdoor kit, jogging bottoms and top to keep warm, with a white t-shirt and running shoes.

Hair must be tied back and earrings must be taken out for both PE sessions, due to health and safety.

Indoor PE is on Thursday afternoon.

Outdoor PE is on Tuesday afternoon.

  

 

English

We will link our English lessons to our topic. We will be writing a character description about Greek Gods and mythical creatures. We will also be writing a narrative story about Pandora's box.  

 

Within our writing, we will be aiming to develop our grammar. We will practise using more descriptive language, such as adjectives, expanded noun phrases and similes. We will look at how we can include verbs and adverbs to make our writing more powerful. As a school, we are developing writing skills using Alan Peat tools, through this scheme, Year 3 will work on using repetitive language, questions and detailed description.

 

Children will also have opportunity to proof read their work and redraft to up-level it.

 

If you would like to practise building your skills, take a look at the link below.

http://myths.e2bn.org/index.php

http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L6187/index.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=english/compound_complex

 

 

Image result for greek gods

 

 

Maths

We are doing lots of work on the times tables, we will have a class challenge to learn all of our times tables by the end of the year.

We will be focussing on the 3, 4 and 8 time tables this half term, including multiplication and division facts.

You can practice your times tables on the games if you follow the link below. 

 http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables  

 

Throughout this half term we will be matching and comparing units of time. We will look at telling the time digitally and analogically. We will then extend our learning to convert between 12 and 24 hour clocks.  

Throughout the weeks we will investigate measurements, looking at length, weight and mass. using measurements of the metric system. Children will use real life items, and be given questions of real life events to solve problems with measures, including addition and subtraction.

 

Please use the links for the maths games you can play at home.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/measures

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/674

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/1922

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling_the_time

 

Children will also take part in investigations on a weekly basis, this will be on a Monday with Mrs Anderton

The children also carry out big maths sessions, which are in mixed ability groups across school on a Friday morning.

 

Mrs Anderton's section

Science

Children will be learning about plants. They will take part in an experiment to see what a plant needs to grow and survive. The children will label plants and find out how water travels within a plant.

 

It would be useful to learn the vocabulary to support the learning taking place in Science. please see the link below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plants/read/1/

 

Science will be on a Monday afternoon.