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Welcome to Year Three's Web Page 2018/19

Your teacher this year is Mrs Jaques, supported by our Teaching Assistant Miss Young and our Learning Support Assistant, Mrs Anderton.

Mrs Jaques
Mrs Jaques
Miss Young
Miss Young

Our aim is to have a friendly classroom, where we trust and respect one another and have fun learning.

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:

  • Arrive promptly to school each day for 8.50am registration.
  • 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 Friday and are expected to be practised at home, as the children will take their spelling test on Fridays. 

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.

English

We will link our English lessons to our topic. We will be writing a story, a persuasive letter and a leaflet about hwere we live during this half term.

 

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 links 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 

 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. Magic Minutes will happen up to four times a week where the children have a minute to answer as many times table questions as possible and beat their score from the previous day by one.

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

Please practise your times tables at home. Try and think of all the different places you could practise - whilst walking to school, whilst brushing your teeth or whilst eating ice cream!

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 gaining confidence in numbers, knowing 10 more/less than and 100 more/less than. We will be looking at Roman Numerals and working out multiples of different numbers.  

Throughout the weeks we will be looking at time and multiplying by 2 digit numbers.  

 

If you want to practise at home, please use the links below for some fun maths games:  

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/place-value

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Children will also take part in investigations on a weekly basis, this will be on a Monday morning

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

 

Topic

Our new topic for this half term is 'Love where you live' where we will be learning all about the Rochdale Pioneers, the town hall, the surrounding area and how it has changed over the last 150 years. We will be learning about the cotton industry, graffiti and making junk models.

 

We have an exciting new ICT teacher who will be delivering ICT lessons on a Monday morning to Year 3. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills - and learn lots of new skills too!

 

We will begin to look at learning to speak French, and developing our ability to say hello and introduce ourselves. We will be singing songs and talking to our friends. 

 

Year 3 will continue to have music lessons on a Monday morning with our fantastic music teacher Mrs Reynolds. The children will have an opportunity to carry out different activities, including singing and working with a range of musical instruments to create rhythms and performances.

PE

In indoor PE in the Autumn term we will be learning directions and team work in the hall.

In outdoor PE Year 3 have a sports coach from Rochdale Football club who will be carrying out a wide range of activities once a week.

 

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

Indoor PE is on Tuesday afternoon.

Outdoor PE is on Wednesday morning.

VERY IMPORTANT

Please make sure you have the correct PE kit with you in school every Monday morning ready for the week ahead. This should be:


Indoor PE - black shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps

Outdoor PE - black jogging bottoms, white t-shirt, black sweatshirt and running shoes

 

Science

Science will be taught by Mrs Brown each week. This term we will be learning about light and dark. We will be looking at how light travels, whether materials are see through and how shadows are created.