WELCOME TO Y3 PUFFIN CLASS

We are focusing on reading in class.  If anyone has any spare time to help hear readers please let us know. Many thanks

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Tudor project sheet has been sent home for homework in their contact books. - Please put together a short project about an aspect of the Tudors. It could be writing, a poster, a model, a drawing, a story, a computer game or even a banquet - anything to do with the Tudors.

Our learning through the year  

Autumn

  • Countries around the World - (Harvest boxes 19th October, Carol singing at Pollards House 14th December )

Spring

    • Tudors - (Hampton Court)

Summer

    • The Rainforest  
    • Stone Age

Our topic this term is the Tudors

 

 

 

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Overview of this term

Maths:  Multiplication and division, measurement (time), fractions.

English: Letter writing (linnked to Tudor topic), poetry to perform, writing a balanced argument and information leaflets (linked to our visit to Hamptom Court).

Science: Forces and Magnets. Plus science week!

PE: Real PE, swimming, dance and gymnastics 

Art: Portraits (linked to our Tudor topic and work on Tudor portraits at Hampton Court) 

Design Technology: Structures - a box to carry an egg. These will be tested during science week!

Topic - History: The Tudors (including links to local area).

French:  Numbers, days, months, seasons and alphabet

RE:  Miracles; The Easter story.

PSHE: Dreams and Goals; Healthy Me

Computing: Animations using Scratch, Finding and correcting bugs, e-safety

 

Our Timetable

Monday- Mr Bowen: RE

Tuesday- Mr Bowen : Topic , computing.

Wednesday- Mr Bowen: Music (Mr Noble) PE (swimming)

Thursday Mrs Wilson: Tennis Art,  French 

Friday Mrs Wilson: Science 

*Maths, English, handwriting focus daily

 

 

HOME LEARNING

As a school we're focusing on home learning.  This lets students apply their learning in new contexts.  Each week, Y3 will be asked to participate in home learning activities. These will include:

Maths 

  • Mathletics. These activities work alongside the maths topics taught during the current unit. They are set each week on a Wednesday.
  • Also ensure your child is completing their daily practice in their Basic Facts book. This needs to be brought into school everyday as we mark it together in class.  
  • Times table practice.  
  • please practice telling the time with your child at home, on an analogue clock, digital or one with Roman numerals.

 We have given the children  a times table sheet and they will be tested weekly on their tables. This may be changed as there is possibly a whole school initiative starting later in the year but until then, year 3 will be doing this. You child will be tested in the following order 1's, 2's 5's 10's 3's 4's 8's thank you for your support.

 

Time practice- the children have loved completing this in class and our score was 5250

http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/clock2/clockwordsres.html

English

  • Daily reading and discussion
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar - encourage your child to identify SPaG elements in their reading book.  They all have their own copy of the SPaG booklet to help them.
  • Spellings - we learn groups of spellings which follow rules which can be applied to other words and also be used in pieces of writing.
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Other 

We shall have ten swimming lessons this term on Wednesday mornings. Thank you to those parents who have been able to offer help with walking and changing - we appreciate that this is impossible for many of you due to work commitments. Just a reminder that the children must always have a waterproof coat on swimming days. Anyone with hair long enough to go in their eyes must wear a swimming hat. Please check that goggles are adjusted to fit. Boys should not wear long, baggy shorts as this impedes their learning of good swimming techniques

Thank you 

 

A useful Maths Practice Book which follows the Year 3 curriculum objectives. 

Year 3 Maths Targeted Practice Workbook Paperback  by

 

We will be looking at creating animations using Scratch.  This is a great book by Usborne to use at home.