Year 3

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    STAR OF THE WEEK

    Precious

    Precious shows such enthusiasm in all she does and is a great talk partner example too. Thank you Precious.

    THIS WEEK’S SHOW STOPPER

    This week’s Showstopper is: We had lots of fun last week creating our own cave drawings. We had paper under the tables so we could try and imagine what it might have been like, back in the Stone Age.

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    Homework

    Autumn 1 homework 10.9.18

    Autumn 1 homework 10.9.18

    Hi all,
    Homework will be given every Monday and will be due in the following Monday. This will include a piece of Literacy, a piece of Maths and weekly spellings. Our class spelling tests will be on Monday afternoons. The children will earn right raffle tickets for every piece of homework they complete and every time they change their reading book too. They will be awarded 3 passport points for every reading scheme book they read as well as 1-5 points for their passport (reading for pleasure) book. They can also log into Bug Club and read any of their allocated books on there.
    All the children have been given a My Maths login which is stuck in their homework book. I have set an activity on place value and counting as this week’s Maths task. If there any problems with the login or computer access at home just let me know and we can make arrangements in school.
    In Literacy, we are going to be building up our language to describe dragons and the settings they are in. For homework, I would like the children to choose a picture of a dragon (or draw one themselves) and record language that describes it. They can think about what it looks like, what it feels like, what it might smell like, what it sounds like and how it might move too. Their language examples will be added tour class ‘magpie’ wall.
    You will be receiving an email from Pobble, which we will be using to showcase the children’s work. Please follow the instructions on the email in order to give consent.
    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
    Many thanks,
    Miss Beale

    Spelling patters: revision of Y2 suffixes: -s, -es, -er, -ed, -ing

    Autumn 1 homework 17.9.18

    Autumn 1 homework 17.9.18

    Thank you for doing last week’s My Maths homework. I have set an activity on simple addition and subtraction. If there any problems with the login or computer access at home just let me know and we can make arrangements in school. I have added a multiplication grid and a 1,000 square to the back of their homework books to help with homework tasks.
    Literacy homework is to draw a setting for their dragon and label it with descriptive language. The ideas can be added to our magpie wall. Hopefully, by the end of this week, the children will have new logins for Bug Club. I will put the login details in their homework books as soon as it has been sorted.
    Many thanks,
    Miss Beale

    Autumn 1 homework 24.9.18

    Autumn 1 homework 24.9.18

    Literacy: Next week, we will be writing our own dragon stories. Our focus is settings. I would like the children to draw their setting and think about the language that could describe it. Think about what they can see, hear, small, touch and how it makes them feel.

    Maths: Adding and subtracting 1s, 10s and 100s to a 3 digit number (on a sheet)
    Spellings: differeent ‘ay’ patterns

    Autumn 1 homework 2.10.18

    Autumn 1 homework 2.10.18

    Mrs Rimmer and I discovered last week that the children do not know their alphabet nor their address(es). So, can you please get them to practise these as they are an important life skill.
    For Maths, I have set a perimeter task on MyMaths as we will be working on that from Wednesday.

    It is our first week on homophones this week, too.

    Thanks,
    Miss Beale

    Autumn 1 homework 8.10.18

    Autumn 1 homework 8.10.18

    Year 3 Homework: 8.10.18 Completed by: 15.10.18
    By the end of Year 3, the expectation is for the children to have achieved their Silver award. Miss Brierley has updated our times table tests, so they include division facts too. The children have to answer 60 questions in 3 minutes, on three separate occasions, in order to achieve their award. This week, I would like them to practise their tables. I have included an example sheet for you to see what it looks like.
    Bronze: 2,5,10 Silver: 3,4,8 Gold: 6,7,9,11,12
    In Literacy, we are working on instructions. Can you play ‘Simon says…’ type games, so they are using the imperative verbs (bossy words). Record some examples in their book.
    e.g. Simon says, stand up straight. (stand is the imperative verb)

    Many thanks,
    Miss Beale

    PS I know some of you have asked Mrs Denford about spelling scores at coffee morning today. I will make sure that at some point this week they record their totals so far and from next week, record them weekly in their homework books. Thanks for your patience with this.

    Autumn 1 homework 15.10.18

    Autumn 1 homework 15.10.18

    Year 3 Holiday Homework: 15.10.18
    We have had a great first half term. I just want to say thank you to you all for your support and a well done to the children for working really hard over the last few weeks.

    Over half term, it is important to have time to relax and do fun things as a family, so the homework I am setting isn’t as formal as term time. I have still given spelling as they will be tested on the first Monday back and every child should have their Reading Scheme book and a Reading passport book to keep them going over the holiday.

    For Maths, keep practising their tables and our target for the end of this year is to be able to count forwards and backwards in 4s, 8s and 50s, so any counting practise would help.

    Next half term we are looking at Light in Science. While you’re out and about or around the home, look for different light sources. Have a competition to see who can find the most unusual light source. Look for shadows too. What happens later in the day to those shadows?

    If children wish, they can produce a piece of work linked to our Stone Age to Iron Age topic. It can be a poster, a leaflet, a model or anything else their imagination can conjure up. They can be brought in after the holiday and we will display them in class.
    I hope you all have a lovely holiday,
    Kind regards,
    Miss Beale

    Spelling: Week 3 on homophones

    Autumn 2 homework 29.10.18

    Autumn 2 homework 29.10.18

    We are starting a three week focus on multiplication and division. This week, we are focussing on strategies to help us learn our 3,4,8 times tables. I have set a couple of tasks on MyMaths that may help and obviously, Times Table Rockstars are going to help. Any other tables practise or games you play will also help. As long as I have evidence of tables practise, I don’t mind what they do.
    In Literacy, we are focussing on characters in stories over the next three weeks. I would like them to complete a character profile (see VIPERS tasks) in their homework book. It can be a character from their favourite book, film or TV series.

    Autumn 2 homework 5.11.18

    Autumn 2 homework 5.11.18

    Our Maths focus is still times tables. We are working on multiplying multiples of 10 e.g. 30 x 4. Key tables fact is 3 x4 =12, make it ten times bigger and 30 x 4 =120. I have set a task on MyMaths to help, practise this.
    This week, I would like the children to practise their past tense as there have been some errors in tense within their work. . Follow the instructions on the sheet to play past tense bingo together and have fun!

    Autumn 2 homework 12.11.18

    Autumn 2 homework 12.11.18

    Can you practise counting in 3, 4, 8 forwards and backwards as these skills are important. In Literacy we are working on prepositions. Can you play a game of Simon Says but with a preposition in the sentence e.g. Simon says put the book next to the pencil; Simon says pick up the box beside the table.

    Autumn 2 homework 19.11.18

    Autumn 2 homework 19.11.18

    This week, song words will be being sent home for our Christmas production. There are a few to learn so I will be setting alternate Literacy and Maths homework for the next few weeks so that time can be spent on learning their songs for our performance.
    Maths for this week is a division task on MyMaths.
    Many thanks,
    Miss Beale

    Links to online learning platforms:

    MyMaths

    Active Learn

    This half term’s newsletter

    Y3 newsletter Autumn 2 2018

     Y3 newsletter Autumn 1 2018

    UPDATES FOR PARENTS

     

    19.9.18 Mr and Mrs Trevor were very impressed with the children today. They had a fantastic time, handling artefacts in our 10,000BC workshop. Ask them about what they saw.

    10.9.18 Thank you for all the effort in getting the children into their new routine. They are looking very smart in their uniform too.

     

    Thorn Grove Primary School
    Woodstock Avenue
    Cheadle Hulme
    SK8 7LD