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 in February. Further information will be sent out nearer the time. More information is available on the following website: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/steve-mcqueen
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 30th November to be returned on Monday 3rd December
Friday 1st March to be returned on Monday 4th March
Friday 7th June to be returned on Monday 10th June
During the week beginning 19th November, Year 3 will be taking part in their Gardening and Cooking sessions. Please ensure that children are wearing their oldest and most appropriate clothes as they will be getting muddy during the gardening session. Please ensure they are also wearing appropriate footwear and outerwear as they will be in the allotments.
3H will have their session on Monday 19th November.
3F will have their session on Tuesday 20th November.
3P will have their session on Wednesday 21st November.
3S will have their session on Thursday 22nd November.
Children will need to bring a labelled plastic container to store the food we make in on the day of their session.
On the day of their Gardening and Cooking session, children will also need to bring something silver to decorate the tree with. Things like tinsel, ribbon, cutlery and CDs are welcome - the more imaginative, the better!
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:
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.
Please read the information about our new reading challenge:
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
The children have brought home highlighted spelling sheets. These are our 100 words for Year 3 and the children will be tested on these next in December. 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.
Next week, we will focusing on words with the suffix -ation. Children will bring RWI spelling log books home. Please ensure these books are in school each day as we will be using them each day.
Words to practice include:
Additionally, from the 100 words list:
There will be a weekly dictation including some of these words every Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.
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.
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.
We are reading Leon and the Place Between. We will be planning and writing a first draft for an alternative ending.