Welcome to Year 3!

3SCD

Mrs Sidell Class Teacher
Mrs Comyn-Doyle Class Teacher
Mrs Afzal Teaching Assistant
Miss Hawkins Teaching Assistant
Miss Litster Teaching Assistant

3C

Mrs Cunnelly Class Teacher
Mrs Afzal Teaching Assistant
Miss Litster Teaching Assistant
MIss Hawkins Teaching Assistant

P.E.

Children are expected to wear trainers to school on their PE days. Children will not be required to change for PE. Further notice will be given if changes to this are made.

Reading Stars

If your child reads at least 3 times a week, they are a Reading Star and are entered into a prize draw where they have the chance to win a reward!

Reading stars are a way of rewarding and encouraging parents and children to read together on a regular basis. Children love to win a prize and it really encourages and motivates them to improve their reading whilst at home.

Please read with your children every day (or at least 3 times a week) and return their signed reading record and book to school every day. If your child is choosing to do their home reading on MYON that is perfectly fine. There is a wide range of wonderful texts available tailored to their reading abilities. MYON is also monitored by the teaching team and reading stars are being recorded.

TTRockstars

We are busy working on our times tables. TTRockstars is a really fun and engaging way for children to practise their times tables. Please encourage your child to access TTRockstars twice a week. Look out for class battles and challenges.

 Homework

Spellings will be handed out on a Tuesday and are to be practised every night using 'look, say, cover, write and check.' The children will have a spellings test every Tuesday.

 

Summer term curriculum coverage

 

English

Story writing

Non-fiction

We will be focusing on high quality vocabulary, neat handwriting, variety of punctuation.

We will be encouraging the children to become independent writers and to edit and improve their work.

Summer Term year 3 spellings

Targets will be set on AR and Myon for reading. Please encourage your child to achieve their targets and be regular readers.

      

 

 

Maths

Fractions – Equivalent and adding and subtracting fractions.                        

Months and years and telling the time – Minutes, hours, days in a week, month and year including leap years.

Angles – How many degrees are there in a straight line, a right angle, an acute and obtuse angle?

Horizontal and vertical – Directional language.

Recognise and describe 3D shapes – How many side or vertices does a shape have? Can we describe shapes? 

Mass and capacity – Reading a range of measures / scales for liquids and solids.

 

 

Science

Light and Shadows – Recognising that a shadow is caused by the absence of light, that light reflects off some surfaces, know that sunlight can be dangerous and how to protect ourselves from the sun.

 

Rocks and Soils – Compare and group rocks depending on their appearance and properties. Describe in simple terms how fossils are made. Recognise that soils are made from rock and organic matter.

 

      Light and Shadows Double Sided Fact Sheet | Teaching Resources | Light  science, Science lessons, 4th grade science                                     Rocks and Soils Double Sided Fact Sheet | Teaching Resources | Teaching  science, Elementary science, Science lessons          

 

 

 

 

PSHE

Physical, emotional and mental health – To know and understand the difference between physical, mental and emotional health and how we can look after ours.

Self-awareness - To develop strategies for managing and controling strong feelings and emotions.                              

Setting goals – To understand why setting goals is important and the satisfaction when achieving a set goal.                               

Communicating and listening -To understand the need to communicate clearly, work co-operatively, showing fairness and consideration to others.     

Being part of a community – To understand why it is important to be a positive part of a community and the importance of local organisations.       

                        PSHE / Online Safety / Global Citizenship Curriculum « Totley All Saints  Primary School

 

 

Art/DT Weaving

ART- We will express ideas through weaving, representing moods and seasons. Develop intricate weaving skills, choosing appropriate materials for design and affect.

DT- Identify areas for development.  refer to design criteria and consider improvements.                 

 

 

 

Computing 

E-Safety – stating safe online.

Making sure we keep ourselves safe by ensuring we don’t give strangers personal information and using child appropriate websites.  

 

 

 

PE

Outdoor games - Netball and cricket.

Learning the rules of each game, what is expected of each team member depending on their position during play and the importance of being a team player.         

 

 

 

History/Geography

Rivers and Mountains – To understand the physical geography of rivers and mountains. Answer geographical questions using a range of sources and evidence provided.

 

Our local history and Victorians – Describing how things have changed over time and using a variety of sources to answer a range of questions about the past. Investigating Victorian Rochdale.

 

 

 

RE

What does it mean to be Christian in Britain today?

To explore how Christians show their beliefs at home, at church and in the local community.

 

 

 

Music

Sea shanties (Treasure Island) - focussing on singing and tone.

 

Hebrides overture – listening and appreciation.             

 

 

 

Useful website links to support our learning

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/meanwood Purple mash home learning, blogging and 2do's 

Times tables - Times Table Rockstars  Be a times table rock star!

https://www.myon.co.uk/login/index.html Be an super star reader on Myon 

https://ukhosted58.renlearn.co.uk/6711458/public/rpm/login/Login.aspx?srcID=t  Accelerated reader 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers Moving and learning

https://www.ictgames.com/  A range of online games to support English and Maths

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/ BBC Bitesize KS2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/games CBBC Games

 

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