Welcome to the Year Three page!
On this page, you will be able to discover what your child has been learning about in class this week. We hope you enjoy and share these experiences with your child.
First week back
It has been lovely having time with our new classes and we hope your children feel the same! We have done lots of different activities to get to know each other. We have agreed our class rules together, played people bingo and found out what everyone did over the Summer. We are also looking forward to taking part in a scavenger hunt and creating some work which can be the first item of the year on our favourite piece of work board!
Our first unit that we will be studying in Literacy is narratives. We have started off this unit by looking at setting and character description. We have been thinking about what interesting word choices we can use and how other authors have used this to help describe in their narratives. We will be linking our narrative unit with our History unit of the Stone Age. Linking with our grammar lessons, this week we will be looking at simple, compound and complex sentences. We will be learning lots of different vocabulary such as coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions and clauses.
We will be looking at Place Value in Maths this term and looking at the value of each digit up to three digit numbers and larger if we can. In Year 3, we begin to learn times tables rapidly. The 2, 5 and 10 times tables we should have started looking at in Year 2 and will now begin to look at the 4 and 8 times tables. We have also be looking at confidently counting in steps of 50 and 100. This week we have mainly focused on finding 10 more and 10 less and 100 more and 100 less of a given number. Once we can do this we then apply this to reasoning problems.
The Science unit we are studying this term is Forces. Firstly, we will be comparing how different materials move on different surfaces. We will be doing this by doing experiments where the children get to see first hand the scientific differences.
In History, our topic this term is the Stone Age. We will be looking into how the first civilisation lived and compare to how we live today. We will be focusing on what their houses were like, clothes, food and how they were able to get their food. We will be looking at using timelines and ordering events that have happened in the Stone Age period.
All Homework will be given out on a Friday and due back in on a Thursday. If your child has not completed their homework by this date they will do it in Homework Club at break time.
Weekly spellings will also be given out on a Friday and their spelling test will take place on Thursday.
Every week your child will be given a times table Maths homework.
Each week your child will be given either a My Maths Homework (accessed online) or a Literacy base homework; these will alternate.
Please find below a copy of this week's SACAWAC.