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Mrs Anderson and Miss Young would like to welcome you to Year Three web page!

Mrs Anderson is the teacher in Year Three and Miss Young is the Teaching Assistant. Currently, on a Monday, the children will be taught by Mrs Whitfield. Mrs Anderton (HLTA) will cover the class on a Wednesday and Friday 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.
  • To read at home at least three times a week to an adult.   

 

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 and English homework will be handed out on a Thursday and is due in on a Wednesday. This will also be monitored and recorded. All homework is overseen by the class teacher and is collated in homework books.

Topic

Our topic this half term is 'Urban Pioneers'. We will look at artists such as Banksy and Walter Kershaw, who is a Rochdale born and known as the first graffiti artist. We will take a look at our local environment and discuss thoughts about different Graffiti we come across. We will then look at features of our town and draw upon ideas of improvements.

we will use different programs on the computer to research the local environment. we will then look at how e-mail works to put our suggestions forward.

 

The children are enjoying learning French and will continue to develop their basic french oral skills, such as learning the alphabet, key words, and numbers. Mrs Anderton will be covering French on a Friday afternoon.  

 

Year three will now be having music lessons on a Tuesday afternoon. They will be learning how to play the glockenspiel and will put together a performance. we will look forward to performing for you towards the end of the summer term. 

In indoor PE we will be learning about different pathways in gymnastics, and using the apparatus. The children will link their movements together and learn how to begin and end a performance.

In outdoor PE we will be learning tennis skills. The children will develop their confidence in using the equipment. We will look at aim, serving, and hitting, and develop these techniques to play a short game with a partner. 

Indoor PE is on Thursday afternoon.

Outdoor PE is on Tuesday afternoon.

  

 

English

We will link our English lessons to our topic. Children will be looking at famous historical people and looking at how they became successful. We will read the book 'BOY' by Roald Dahl and develop our comprehension skills around this text. learning about Roald Dahl will also support us in learning about key features of biographies when we come to do our 'hot write'.

After studying our local environment the children will also create a leaflet of information to share their knowledge. They will look at the layout of leaflets and what type of language is used.

As we will also be looking at e-mailing. We will be learning about the layout of formal letters and using our persuasive language to suggest ideas of improvement in the local area.

 

throughout all of these genres of writing, we will be aiming to develop our grammar. By using fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases, using verbs, adverbs and adjectives in our writing to make it more interesting, and using a range of conjunctions.  

 

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

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=english/language_structure

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=english/spelling

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/PlayPop.aspx?id=3263

http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L8469/index.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zwsc82p

Image result for roald dahlImage result for roald dahl - boyImage result for rochdale town centre new bridge

 

 

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, 5 and 6 times tables

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 look at using number bond facts to 20 to support us in addition and subtraction with numbers up to 100 and 200. We will then develop our skills in using columnar addition and subtraction. Children will learn that addition can be carried out with any number first, but subtraction needs to have the largest number first. We will also look at multiplication and division calculations, using mental strategies and the grid method. Children will learn how to use the inverse operations to check if their answers are correct. 

We will look at measuring in different units and comparing amounts, looking at greater, fewer, more than, less than or equal to, as well as adding and subtracting with these units of measures. The children will be challenged to convert measures such as changing km into m.

Finally, we will look at different amounts of money in coins and notes. The children will add and subtract within money problems and will also be challenged to find change. 

If you would like to practice your maths skills then take a look at these websites:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

https://www.nationwideeducation.co.uk/public/interactives/check-it-out/index.html?bootgame=checkout 

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

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

http://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 with Mrs Whitfield. 

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

 

Mrs Whitfield's section  - Science

Children will be exploring light and shadows in science.