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Do you work in a job using historical skills? We are looking for parents/carers/grandparents/family members to visit Year 3 and talk about their job. We would like archeologists, historians, museum workers, writers, researchers etc to come into school to talk to the children about the skills used at your place of work. If you are interested and can help, please inform the class teachers. We would love this to coincide with our Egyptian Day on Wednesday 12 February. 

 

Memorable moments and school trips this Spring term

Egyptian Day - Wednesday 12 February  Dress up as an Egyptian. See above if you can help us. 

World Book Day - 5th March Details to come nearer time

Visit to the British Museum - Monday 9th March. Workshop will be funded by PTSA. 


Books going home

English and Maths books will also be sent home the weeks beginning:

  • 9th March 
  • 11th May

 

Cooking sessions

We are very proud to provide a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to attend class cooking sessions during school hours. Sessions commenced in September and an annual voluntary contribution of £12.00 to cover the cost of ingredients has been uploaded to your Laser school cashbook. Your prompt payment is really appreciated. 

 

Can you help cook? Let the class teacher know.

 

Our next gardening sessions start the week beginning 27th January. 

Monday 3H

Tuesday 3F

Wednesday 3P

Thursday 3S

 

We will be making Egyptian falafel using fava beans. Please see the class teacher if you have concerns regarding allergies. Please also make sure medical information on Laser is correct.  Look below for the recipe:

 

 

Welcome To Year 3 

Calendar

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

Our focus for the first part of this half term has a history focus: Why did the Egyptians build the pyramids?

Spelling

 

We are using the RWI Spelling programme and the children have log books. These will come home everyday so children can learn their spellings at home. Each unit takes 2 weeks so the words will be the same every 2 weeks. However, there will be a dictation every Thursday. Please help your child learn these spellings as it helps support their writing. 

 

Our new spelling pattern is the suffix -ation. 

1. exploration

2. explanation

3. cancellation

4. preparation

5. reservation

6. temptation

7. adoration

8. observation

9. separation

10.admiration 

11. information

 

Orange words (Year 3 spelling list)

1. various

2. notice

3.often

 

 

Reading

Children have the choice  to read a recommended reading book. The list is below and also in reading planners. More information about reading can be found here:  https://www.fieldingprimary.com/english/

Once the children have read a book, they should complete one of the activities of their choice outlined below. These can be completed in the blue book that children have been given. 

 

Activity Choices (they can be completed more than once):

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

2. Draw a picture of your favourite character and write 5 words or phrases to describe their personality and 5 words/phrases to describe their appearance.

3. As you are reading, list any unfamiliar words and write their 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

All books = Platinum Award

Spelling

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

Learning this week

English

 Our writing focus this learning journey will be to write a character description - appearance and personality. We have completed our grammar lessons, continuing to use present perfect tense, adjectives and adverbs. Our character descriptions have been planned.

 

 

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Maths

Our focus is fractions. We have identified unit and non-unit fractions, counted on and back in tenths as well as added and subtracted fractions with the same denominator. We have also been finding fractions of amounts. 
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Learning next week

 English

 

 We will write our first drafts. Then edit and improve using the rubric. 

Maths

 

We will:

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Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum

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