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Hello and welcome to Year 3! We are Badgers, known for being hardworking and loyal!
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At times during the week, the children will have interventions led by:
Please click on the link below to access our class timetable for Summer 1 so that you can see what is happening each day:
P.E. for Year 3 this half term is on a Monday and Thursday afternoon. On Mondays, the children will have Karate sessions and on a Thursday we will be focussing on Bucket Rounders. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on these days and that earrings have been removed.
Please see the homework sheet for this half term on the link below:
This will be printed and given to your child in school too.
Please look at the literacy non-negotiables to see what is expected in Year 3.
This half term the children will continue to develop their writing skills through, focussing on a range of genres.
Week 1: Recounts- During these sessions, we will focus on information about tornadoes and we will even create our own tornado in a jar! The children will then write a recount about what they did and what happened.
Week 2: Explanation Text- This will focus on volcanic eruptions.
Week 3 and 4: Stories- The children will focus on the text 'Escape from Pompeii' for these sessions. This will lead up to them writing their own narrative.
Week 5: Information Text: For these sessions the children will choose and research a natural phenomenon to write about.
Week 6: Shape Poetry: The children will create shape poems focussing on volcanoes, tornadoes and tsunamis.
Our SPAG sessions will continue to focus on sentence structure, exploring tenses, expanded noun phrases, co-ordinating conjunctions and use of inverted commas to represent speech.
Our spelling focus, is the Year 3/4 statutory spellings. Our spellings will be learnt in class and the children will complete a Spelling Quiz on a Friday morning.
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Please look at the maths non-negotiables to see what is expected in Year 3.
This half term the children will be focussing on Fractions and Time.
Please see a break down of our weekly focus below:
Week 1: Fractions: Tenths as decimals, Fractions on a number line and Fractions of a set of objects.
Week 2: Fractions: Equivalent Fractions, Comparing and Ordering Fractions.
Week 3: Fractions: Adding and Subtracting Fractions, End of unit assessment.
Week 4: Time: O'clock and half past, quarter past and quarter to, months and years, hours in a day, telling the time to 5 minutes.
Week 5: Time: Telling the time to the nearest minute, am and pm, 24 hour clock, finding duration.
Week 6: Time: Comparing duration, start and end times, measuring time in seconds, problem solving with time, end of unit assessment.
Our Topic for this half term is 'What Makes the Earth Angry?'
Our Topic work will, link closely to our Literacy work. Each week we will be exploring a key question. Please see these below:
Week 1: Which are the most famous volcanoes in the world? Art: To paint a volcano.
Week 2: D&T Project- Planning to make a volcano. How are volcanoes formed?
Week 3: D&T Project- Making a volcano. How can volcanoes affect people's lives?
Week 4: D&T Project- Making a volcano. How are earthquakes made? How can we measure them?
Week 5: D&T project- Evaluating our volcanoes. What is a tornado? How are they formed?
Week 6: How do Tsunami's occur? What exactly are they?
Reading as much as possible will really help your child’s progress at school. For their learning passport they must have read three times a week all term. It is very important that they understand what they are reading a few minutes spent asking questions about what has been read helps children to develop comprehension skills which are vital to their education. We also, have a competition running in school each week. The number of times each child in the class each week is added up and the class that has read the most receives a prize in our Star Assembly on a Friday afternoon.
Ambassador Awards 2021-2022
This year we will continue with the Ambassador Awards that recognise children’s achievements in school and the wider community. What is expected in order for children to achieve their ’Ambassador Award’ comes under 4 headings:
Behaviour and conduct
Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the waking day and it is important to recognise children’s achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the criteria identified; we are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves!