Today the children had a fantastic day raising money and supporting the incredible work of Macmillan Cancer Support. We watched Mrs Robertson 'brave the shave' before walking a Macmillan mile (waving our flags with pride) and finishing off the day by eating doughnuts. Fabulous!
Hello and welcome to Year 3! Mrs Minchinton and Miss Young are thrilled at how well the children have made the transition from Key Stage 1 into Key Stage 2. It can be quite daunting suddenly being in a different part of the school with the 'big children' but they haven't batted an eyelid!
This term our topic is Ocean adventures. We are really excited to explore this topic across the curriculum including Geography, Art and English. We will be looking at a variety of texts including pirate themed poetry and a range of fiction and non fiction texts (one of which is Jonny Duddle's The Pirate Cruncher). We kick started the topic this year by creating treasure maps, discovering our own pirate names and drawing pirate ships in the style of the illustrator Rob Biddulph.
Each week, children will be given homework on Friday. This will include spellings and maths or english activities. Spellings will be stuck by the children into their planners while other homework will be in the homework folders they will bring home. We will also be introducing Times Tables Rockstars at a later date which will enable children to learn their timestables at home in a fun, interactive way. Homework is due in every Friday.
Reading packs will be sent home with children and will include a book of their choosing (within their assessed reading range) and their reading record. We cannot stress enough the importance of children reading at home. It plays such an important part of their journey through school and your support, in spending time with your child doing this, is invaluable.
PE sessions are on a Monday and Tuesday. We are currently doing dance on Monday and handball on Tuesdays. Please ensure that your child has the appropriate PE kit (including warmer layers such as joggers and sweatshirts for outdoors during colder weather). Children will be asked to either remove stud earrings where possible or, if not, cover them with tape. Long hair should be tied back.
Swimming sessions will commence next year but we will contact parents ahead of this with all the information you will need.
Our topic this term is ocean adventures, focusing this term on pirates.
In maths, we have been working hard on our place value knowledge. We have been using lots of different resources to help us represent numbers. These include using place value charts, counters and dienes.
In English, we have been following the day-to-day activities of Jake Carpenter, a young boy who has joined a sailing ship. We have enjoyed pretending to be Jake and have completed an extract from his diary, predicting what he will experience and have learnt about life aboard a ship. We have just reached an exciting part when his ship has been taken over by pirates.
For Science, we will be learning about forces and magnets and how we interact with them. We will also cover light in science. We will take part in many investigations including looking at different reflective materials and their properties to help keep us safe at night.
In Computing, we have covered what makes a safe password, how to keep passwords safe and the consequences of giving passwords away. Following the Purple Mash Scheme of Work, we will be coding to design and write a program that simulates a physical system. Finally, after watching our teachers guide us, we know how to use Google Classroom to complete our homework.
The first part of this video shows you how to log into your google classroom. Mrs Haw demonstrates with a Year 6 classroom so ensure you are using the class code given by your own teacher. You won't find the work on the video in every classroom as this was set for Year 6, so once you're logged in you can see what we have set for you in our class. Keep your eyes peeled for our welcome video too!
How to join Google Classrooms
Times Table practise - Hit the button
Daily Math lesson by White Rose
Mindfulness / Yoga / Keep fit / Creative
Cosmic Kids https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
PE with Joe Wicks, Monday to Friday 9am start for 30 minutes click here.
RJ Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts - Live singing lessons Monday - Thursday from 11am click here.
White Rose resources covering current math topic for Spring 2 fractions click here.
Please use the above document to support maths home learning.
It suggests a maths activity, along with a link to a Youtube information video, for each area of learning.
There is a link to our weekly spellings at the bottom of our class page.
This document has lots of different fun ways to practise spellings. Lots of these we have already tried in classes, and lots are new! Please try to practise spellings, or the Year 3 'Common Exception Words' daily.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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