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Year 3: Mrs Mcmaster & Mrs Seddon
We hope you find the information on this page useful.
Spellings & Times-tables: tested on Fridays
Homework: Please do some or all of the tasks each half-term
PE Days: Wednesdays and Fridays (please come to school in PE kit)
Remember to read several times a week and record in diaries.
This term we’re reading ‘I talk like a River,’ by Jordan Scott. This book will promote the children with quality writing opportunities.
Throughout this term, we will be focusing on writing a variety of texts, making our sentences cohesive and using a range of punctuation and grammar.
Summary of the book: A boy tells of his struggles with stuttering, the sounds that get stuck in his mouth. He tries not to talk much, his classmates all look at him like there’s something wrong with him. His dad takes him to the river, where it’s quiet. As they walk along the water, his father can tell he’s sad. The boy thinks about how the water bubbles, churns, crashes, and then becomes calm and smooth, and that helps him to feel okay about the way he talks.
In guided reading, we will be looking at ‘The Wind In The Willows’ written by Kenneth Grahame, which links with our geography focus on rivers.
This Spring term in mathematics, we will begin by looking at Multiplication and Division. In this unit, we will be recapping x2, x5 and x10 and moving on to the x3, x4 and x8 tables (with division facts). As well as learning how to multiply and divide 2-digit numbers by a one digit number.
We will then be moving onto Length and Perimeter. This is where, we will learn how to work out the equivalent lengths, compare lengths and find the perimeter of shapes.
After this, we’ll be moving onto fractions then mass and capacity before the summer.
Our next unit in year 3 is 'Rocks'. This is where, we will be learning all about the 3 different types of rocks, what they can be used for and their properties.
We will then move on to 'Forces and Magnets'. There are so many exciting things to learn in this area of science, and we’re really looking forward to investigating gravity, friction and magnetism. After that, we’ll move on to studying plants as the spring term moves on. We’ll find out about functions/structure of a plant and the life cycle of a plant.
We have a variety of special activities based around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) planned and we'll make sure to make good use of the school STEM Den too, and get some outdoor science done wherever possible!
What an awesome topic we will be learning about in the Spring Term- Rivers!
Our topic work in the spring revolves around the United Kingdom and of course, comparing the different features and locations to those where we live. We’ll also have a focus on rivers, especially the River Weaver and we may even be lucky enough to do a river study in conjunction with Nantwich Museum – watch this space.
There will also be lots of opportunities for creative work using our Art and DT skills in our geography topic.
There are so many fascinating things to discover about rivers and you can make a start by using our "DK Find Out" button at the top of this page.
To help new words stick in your long-term memory, use the Word Aware rap.
Choose a word from your weekly spelling list, and join in with the rap.
What does it start with?
How many syllables does it have?
What does it rhyme with?
Can you put it in a sentence?
Share new words with your class.
Every week we celebrate our learning powers and pupils across the school are awarded one of the following awesome mascots for a week.
"I'm Lovely Ladybird. I treat people with respect."
"I'm Busy Bee, resourceful, that's me! Hee hee!"
"I'm Groovy Grasshopper. I never give up."
"I'm Approachable Ant. My gift is reciprocity."
"I'm Beautiful Butterfly. I reflect on what I do!"
"I'm Smart Snail. I take risks with my learning."
"I'm Safe Spider. I'm always safe in school, at home, and on the world wide web - I'm e-safe."
Useful Basic Skills for Unconfident Mathematicians
Click on any of the topic videos below to watch some useful revision of basic skills needed in Maths.
Represent numbers to 100
10s and 1s using addition
Numbers to 1000
Numbers to 1000 (PVG)
100s, 10s and 1s (part 1)
100s, 10s and 1s (part 2)
Number line to 100
Number line to 1000
Find 1,10,100 more or less
Count in 50s
Basic Maths Skills
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