WELCOME TO OUR YEAR 3 CLASS PAGE
MEET THE TEAM:
- Mr Duffy (Class teacher)
- Miss Gwinnett (Teaching Assistant)
- Miss Jones (Teaching Assistant)
OUR HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
- We've been exploring writing features to help us create a mouth-watering metal menu for the Iron Man. We enjoyed being inventive with lots of interesting verbs (e.g. topped with, sprinkled with), prepositions (e.g. on, in, with) and adjectives (e.g. marvellous, scrumptious)! Why not have a go at making a real menu at home?
- In maths this week, we've been subtracting from numbers with zeros (e.g. 5000-439) by regrouping. Here's a terrific example below! Why not play a game with a dice; roll a digit to become your thousand (e.g. 5000) then roll a 3-digit number to subtract (e.g. 254). See who gets the smallest answer...
THIS TERM'S TOPIC:
This term in Year 3, we are exploring the theme of light...
As we move into the season of Advent, we will be exploring the story of Jesus' birth and its significance within the 'big story' of Christianity. We will be thinking about the different characters and their experiences of 'waiting'. I imagine that this year, we will be in a strong position to empathise with the characters waiting for hope, for a new king, and for light to come...
In geography, we are exploring earthquakes - where and why they happen, and why some cause more damage than others. Linking back to light, we'll be rounding off by visiting why volcanoes often happen in the same places as earthquakes and how red-hot liquid lava erupts through the Earth's crust. I wonder if you know why we don't have any big earthquakes here in the UK?
In science, we are investigating what darkness is, why we need light to see and how shadows are formed. I wonder how many different sources of light you can find at home?
We really appreciate all the support you give your children at home - it makes a huge difference! Here are a few ways you can help significantly.
- Hear your child read their school books regularly and also encourage them to read widely at home. Exploring recipe books, shopping lists, instruction guides and age-appropriate news articles can be a great way to extend your child's reading skills while sharing valuable time together.
- Please visit TT Rockstars so your child can practise their times tables ahead of our Monday Times Table review.
- Spellings are sent out weekly, in your child's reading diary, ahead of our spelling test the following Thursday morning.
- Mathletics tasks are set weekly on Fridays and due for the following Friday.
A SAMPLE TIMETABLE OF OUR WEEK: