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Year 3

 Week beginning 4th February

What a wonderful week 2 we had. We came to the end of our unit on fractions, did some fact finding in English and completed some amazing project work on aqueducts.

The winner of the TTRS Battle this week was... Biscay who earned a total of 367 and Bengal with 324. The more times you play, the more points you earn for your class!

 On Wednesday 6th March (the day before World Book Day 2024), we have the talented local author Debs Pharoah Pink coming into St. James’ for the day. She will be delivering an assembly and workshops through out the day for our children. There is also an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of her book at a cost of £10 - she will be in the Church, after school. 

World Book Day -  Thursday 7th March Following on from our visit from author, Debs Pharoah Pink, there will be an animal themed day to celebrate world book day, where your child can come dressed as any animal from literature. During the day, we will be sharing our favourite books or poems with our reading buddies, so please encourage your child to bring in a favourite book if they would like to.

 

Worship Theme - New Life

New Life  

Happiness – International Day of Happiness  

John 14:6  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 10:10  “I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly.” 

 

Curriculum this week:

Please note that our curriculum overview for this term is at the bottom of the page.

This weeks learning:

  • In English we will be writing up our fact files on the Romans.
  • In Maths we will be completing our end of unit assessment and starting our new unit on mass and capacity.
  • In Destination Reader, we will begin looking at our new book 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' by Andy Shepherd.
  • In Science, we will be learning all about nutrition and maintaining a healthy diet.
  • In PE, we will continue improving the quality of our gymnastic skills.
  • In French, we will continue looking at musical instruments and learning the French vocabulary for them.
  • In History, we will be learning about the timeline of the Roman invasion of Britain.
  • In DT, we will be learning about aqueducts and how they worked.
  • In Computing, we will continue our unit on Coding and will focus specifically on using timers.
  • In RE, our new unit focuses on Salvation and we will explore the Last Supper.

 

Year 6The Boy Who Grew Dragons (The Boy Who Grew Dragons 1) : Shepherd, Andy,  Ogilvie, Sara: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Spelling words of the week:

Y3 Common Exception Words

friends, around, because, again, laughed 

Homework:

Please note that this term's project homework is at the bottom of the page and letters will be sent home this week too, regarding this.

The children received their homework last week. Please choose at least two tasks to complete over the course of our project. The children are welcome to complete more if they wish. We look forward to seeing what they produce in our homework museum on the Monday 25th March 2024

Remember, MyMaths tasks will be set each week as identified in the weekly web update.  Please ensure that you do the tasks set for the week.  Remember, you also have access to Timetables Rockstars, too. We would like for the children to practice a soundcheck each time they use TTRS as a way of imitating the Y4 timetable test which they will do next year. They can also practice garage which is controlled by your child teacher who can give them access to the timetables they are personally working on. 

We also encourage children to practice our weekly spellings at home as well as the Y3/4 common exception words. 

https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2019/08/29/13/54/08/76f1443d-9b6d-4030-be0d-25fcfef01438/SpellingWordList_Y3-4.pdf

Reading:

We would love to see Year 3 using their extra time at home to read some brilliant books. If children read three times at home, they get a raffle ticket. Please therefore keep a quick record in reading logs – your children can write the title in to help! We would also like to encourage children to bring their reading records into school everyday.

Coming up:

  • PE days – Please ensure the children are dressed in PE kit every Friday

  • World Book Day - Children to come dressed as an animal/creature from their favourite book

  • Roman Day Thursday 14th March - Children to come in dressed as Romans, ready for an exciting day of activities

  • Bengal Class Worship - Thursday 21st March

Many thanks for all of your support,

Miss Finnigan and Miss Lunn

 

Additional resources

Below are some other resources that you can use for optional  work at home:

Recommended reading list: 

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/reading-list-for-year-3-pupils-ks2-age-7-8/

 

English reading activities:

English reading activities should consist of reading an extract or short story and answering questions. Guidance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4Y_67GMkP4

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading

  • All activities through this link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs44jxs

  • What are facts and opinions?
  • What does an author do?
  • What is inference?

https://www.everyschool.co.uk/english-key-stage-2-comprehension-2.html

  • All activities through this link

Maths

TTRS should be the main way the children use to practice their timetables. Children should still be completing 3 soundchecks and 2 garage bands a week.

However, if they would like a change or to focus on particular tables, they can use hit the button. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - This website is a good resource to find fun games for the children to play with age ranges specified.