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On Tuesday 22nd January, Year 3 will be visiting Neasden Temple. Please find below the letter regarding this and use Laser to give consent and pay for your child to attend.

 

There have been reported cases of headlice in Year 3. Please take the time to check your child's hair and, where needed, treat accordingly.

 

Art Project: Locally born artist, Steve McQueen has embarked on a new art project with Year 3 children across London. We will be part of the project on the 5th February.  More information is available on the following website: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/steve-mcqueen

Please hand in signed consent forms for this art project by the 22nd January.  

 

Your child's Maths and English books will be going home three times across the year. This is an opportunity for you to look through your child's books and for them to discuss their learning with you. Books will be coming home on the following dates:

 

Friday 1st March to be returned on Monday 4th March

Friday 7th June to be returned on Monday 10th June

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Home learning

Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise.  We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:

  • Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, 5 times a week. This will be evidenced through reading being recorded in reading records. Reading records and reading books should be coming into school daily. Reading records will be signed by teachers to check regular reading is occurring.
  • Learning spelling patterns linked to age-related expectations ready for use in dictation towards the end of every week. These spellings will be on year group notice boards and should be practised at home. Dictation (recorded on sheets) will now be sent home weekly in reading folders so you can see achievement and progress.
  • Reciting multiplication tables to increase their fluency so that they can be applied in other areas of maths and problem solving. These will be  tested in our weekly times tables challenge and will be sent home.
  • Half-termly creative home learning will be set at the start of each half term and will celebrated and fed back on during our creative home learning showcases.

 

 You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.

Creative Home Learning

Reading

Reading Challenge 

Please read the information about our new reading challenge:

http://www.fieldingprimary.com/news/detail/new-year-group-recommended-reading-lists-parent-vi/

 

Once the children have read a book, they will need to complete one of the reading activities outlined below. This can be done in their reading planners or on a separate piece of paper.

 

Activitiy choices (you can do the same one twice):

1. Compare the book to another book you have read. What was similar? What was different? Think about the characters/ setting and events. 

2. Draw a picture of your favourite character and write down five words or phrases to describe the character's personality and five words or phrases to describe their appearance. 

3. As you're reading, list any unfamiliar words and write down the meaning.

4. If you could make one change to the story, what would it be and why?

5. Make a note of 3 of your favourite sentences and explain why you like them.

6. Complete a 'story S' which outlines the main events of the story.

 

5 books = Bronze Award

10 books = Silver Award

15 Books = Gold Award

Spelling

The children have brought home highlighted spelling sheets again. These are our 100 words for Year 3 and the children will be tested on these next in March. Feel free to practise these words - maybe picking three words each week. You will notice some of the words will also feature in our words of the week lists. 

 

Children will be focusing on the suffix -ion over the next two weeks. The spellings are as follows:

  1. injection
  2. collection

 

 

Additionally, the spellings include the following words from the 100 spellings list:

  1. action
  2. invention
  3. hesitation
  4. completion

 

These will be tested in dictation on Thursday 24th January.

 

 

 

 

Maths

Times Tables Rockstars!

Times Tables Rockstars is a online programme we have introduced to encourage children to have fun with multiplication facts while improving fluency, recall and speed. Children can access it in their own time on any IOS, Android or Windows device.

What is it?

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of  times tables practice. This programme has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 7 years in over 4500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.

How does it work?

Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of your child so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question. The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each child is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until they have mastered them. It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts.

Is this instead of the times table challenge completed in class?

No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.

Where does this fit with National Curriculum expectations?

From June 2020, all pupils at the end of year 4 in England will take an online multiplication tables check .The national curriculum specifies that pupils at this stage should be able to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12x12.

The check aims to support pupils to master multiplication skills, which are essential for future success in mathematics. It will help to identify pupils who have not yet mastered this mathematical concept, so additional support can be provided.

How do I log in?

Log in here: https://ttrockstars.com/login, use your child'd details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.

Multiplication Tables

Games to help your child with their times tables

 

Hit the Button

Maths Fishing

Funky Mummy

 

Learning this week

English Learning Journey 

These are the skills we are focusing on in our current English topic

Maths Learning Journey 

These are the skills we are focusing on in our current Maths topic 

Learning next week

Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum

Specialist subjects

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