Year 3

Class Page for Year 3

Hello and welcome to Year 3 Smile

The new term has started a bit differently to how we all had planned, and we had set up this page to explain what we would have been learning in class.  As you know, all the work is now being set on MS Teams (there is a ‘how to’ guide at the end of this page) and you have already shown how independent, responsible and hard-working you can be at home. A thank you to everyone (and your grown-ups) for adjusting with us to this way of learning, again.

If you can access MS Teams, there will be a 'live' lesson for Y3 at 9.15 every morning, and an opportunity to speak to us again at 12:45pm. You'll be set English and Maths tasks each day, and topic related subjects during the afternoons of each week. 

Please use the Posts chat to ask any questions about the work or to share any photos or work your child is particularly proud of. We’re sure they will really enjoy seeing what work their friends have been doing, which could also help to inspire others too. If you have a question that you would prefer to ask us privately, please email the school office admin3141@welearn365.com or call 01926 426020 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Although the work will be set on MS Teams (or printed packs from the office if this has been arranged) we have included a few helpful links to different websites below to guide your learning.

We look forward to speaking with you next time online and learning together.

Keep up the fantastic work, Year 3!

Mrs Davies & Mrs Cadman

 

Reading Challenge: Follow this link to register your book reviews and recommendations for our whole school reading challenge.

 

Music:   Djembe activity >>    Do as I do >>

Percussion session 1 >>    Percussion session 2 >>

 Some useful links:

Play on TTRS: TTRS

Play Hit the Button to increase your speed: Hit the Button

Play Crystal Explorers to improve your punctuation and grammar understanding: Crystal Explorers

Links for times table songs we have been practicing:
3 x table song >>> 
4 x table song >>>
8 x table song >>>

Helpful questions to ask when reading at home together >>>

You can also read a selection of different books on Oxford Owl. Our class login details are: username: mrsdavies1 and password: Plop

Visit Get Epic!, enter the password shared with you and enjoy lots of free e-books.

Road safety >>>

Science

During this half term the children will be learning all about sound. The children will learn that sounds are caused by vibrations. They will learn that sounds travel from an object, through a medium (usually the air), and then travel into the ear where they are carried down the ear canal and processed by the brain. They will conduct a variety of experiments through finding and exploring pitch patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it. They will eventually design and make their own musical instrument, thinking about volume of sound and strength of vibrations it will produce.

Useful website:
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/sound/

Geography

In Geography the children will be learning all about volcanoes.  The children will start off by practising using world maps to locate continents and oceans and will then learn how they are formed and where in the world they can be found.  As part of this topic, the children will also study a region in Iceland. 

Find out more about volcanoes here>>>

Scroll to the end of the page to see some photographs from last term at school. I wonder if you can remember what we were learning about!

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Year 3 Timetable Autumn 2020 - what you need to know:

Drop off time 8.55am

Break time 10.45-11am

Lunch 12.40-1.10pm

Lunchbreak 1.10-1.40pm

Home time 3.05pm

P.E. will be on a Monday in Week 1 and a Wednesday in Week 2.

Please come to school in PE kit on those days.

(For Week 1 and Week 2 dates please click here.)

Homework will be set on a Thursday and will be due in the following Wednesday.  Some homework will be set on MS Teams, other work will come home in your child's folder.

Reading books will be changed each week, usually on a Thursday. If your child has a slightly longer book and they haven't finished by this day, they will be able to change it independently once completed. Please remember to complete their reading diaries and aim to read together at least 4 times a week.

Spellings will be set every Thursday and we are going to use MS Teams each week for this (please do let us know if you have any difficulty accessing this work online). In the online assignment there will be a list of ideas for practising these spellings. Your child may also like to create their own little spelling book at home, to keep a record of words that have been set and words they have learnt. The children will then have a week to practise, ready for our spelling quiz the following Thursday.  Their spelling quiz books will then be sent home on a Friday, which will enable you and your child to review how they got on that week, returning these spelling books in the book folders, ready for the following Thursday's quiz. 

Maths - Number

This half term in Maths the children will be focussing on addition and subtraction. They will be using written methods, such a column to add 3 digit numbers and multiple numbers, extending their thinking by applying these methods when problem solving. They will also look at adding and subtracting mentally using strategies such a partitioning to help them. New this term: We will be introducing and practicing the 6x table as well as revising the tables the children have previously learned.

Links for times table songs we have been practicing during the Autumn term:
3 x table song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVyBQ5uTbo

4 x table song:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QU_E0u-tP4

Maths - Shape, Space and Measures
This half term the children will be learning about statistics.  They will learn how to interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables and solve one-step and two-step questions (e.g. How many more? How many fewer?) using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictogram tables.  The children will learn how to use the key to help them answer questions about the data.

 

Following on from this, the next focus will be the unit on ‘money’.  The children will look at the value of each coin and note and understand what these values represent. They will learn to convert between pounds and pence, grouping 100 pennies into pounds when counting.  They will apply their place value knowledge and use number bonds to 100.
Building on their adding and subtraction skills, they will also add two amounts of money and use various methods to subtract money / give change.  So, this term would be a great time for the children to empty their piggy banks and calculate how much is inside!

English

The children’s writing unit this half term will centre around poetry and exploring and performing different types of poems. The children will be discovering the common features and layout used within poetry, before exploring, discussing and performing a variety of famous poems. After identifying effective poetic devices used, the children will use the poems explored as a class as a model for writing their own descriptive poem.

Reading
Once finishing off our text from last half term, we will be reading ‘The Hodgeheg’ by Dick King-Smith.  As a whole class, the children will explore the themes and events throughout the book, taking time to question the vocabulary choices and points of view of the characters. The children will be learning how to use a dictionary to look up unknown words as well as participating in group discussions to express their points of view.  The children will be encouraged to work with their partner to support each other to read unknown words using their phonological awareness and understanding of spelling patterns.  The children will also develop their comprehension skills through short activities to practise retrieval, summarising, defining and inference techniques. 

When reading together at home, it is so important to ask your child about what they have read.  For example, can they find a word in the paragraph which means the same as ‘fast’? Can they tell you how they know what time of day it is at that part of the story? Can they summarise the chapter into a few sentences?  Please follow this link for some ideas of the types of questions you could ask your child. This will really help them to become familiar with the types of questions they will answer in a comprehension quiz.

Helpful questions to ask when reading at home together >>>

You can also read a selection of different books on Oxford Owl. Our class login details are: username: mrsdavies1 and password: Plop

Science
During this half term the children will be learning all about sound. The children will learn that sounds are caused by vibrations. They will learn that sounds travel from an object, through a medium (usually the air), and then travel into the ear where they are carried down the ear canal and processed by the brain. They will conduct a variety of experiments through finding and exploring pitch patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it. They will eventually design and make their own musical instrument, thinking about volume of sound and strength of vibrations it will produce.

Useful website:
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/sound/

Geography

In Geography the children will be learning all about volcanoes.  The children will start off by practising using world maps to locate continents and oceans and will then learn how they are formed and where in the world they can be found.  As part of this topic, the children will also study a region in Iceland. 

Find out more about volcanoes here>>>

RE 
In R.E. our topic ‘Gospel’ will give the children the opportunity to question what kind of world Jesus wanted. We will begin with the story of the calling of the first disciples (Matthew 4) and explore how Christians today try to put his teaching and example into practice.  The children will be given time to think about the links between the story of the Good Samaritan and the idea of the Gospel as good news.  

Computing
During our ‘We are presenters’ unit the children will learn to complete a short video related to our topic on volcanoes. It will involve different skills using i-Movie including children narrating. In groups the children will be required to use technology safely and responsibly to collect, analyse, evaluate and present their information. 

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