Welcome To Year 3!
Teacher: Miss Bowley
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Bremner, Mrs Halfyard and Mrs Liggitt.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Welcome to Year 3
Please find the Meet the Teacher video below which give details about what to expect this year.
Details to Remember
We have PE on a Monday and a Friday. If you need an outdoor tracksuit please order from PENN Sports (adding their initials to the tracksuit is advisable).
Earrings must be removed on a PE day as they cannot be taped over.
- PE Kit
- New homework set on Mathletics
- PE Kit
- Times Tables and Reading Record books handed in
- Mathletics Homework due
- Spelling test
- New spellings set
- Virtual celebration assembly (home and outside achievements can be celebrated)
Maths: Place Value
English: Grammar Terminology
Science: Materials - Rocks
History: Stone Age to Iron Age
Homework and Home Learning
Maths homework will be set weekly. Homework will be given via Mathletics and will consist of 2 set tasks and earning 1000 points. and the children should complete these as independently as possible.
All weekly homework will be set on a Monday and will be due Friday of the same week.
Mathletics will lock all other features of the website until the homework has been completed. Once that has been done, all features and games areas will unlock.
If you need any further information on Mathletics, please visit the Maths page under Parent Information.
Spelling homework will be set via Spelling Frame. Your child should practise their spellings daily using Spelling Frame using Spelling Tiles, Segment Cards, practice tests and games.
In preparation for the Times Table Check in Year 4, the children will need to practise their times tables using Times Table Rockstars. The Studio game mode will show all times tables and the children can use this mode to improve their rock speed. The Garage mode will only focus on the times tables the children are currently on on the Times Table Tracker. The children should complete one column of the times tables record book everyday (minimum) and bring this in on a Friday to be marked.
The children have all been given a reading book level colour and Book Level which they will use to choose their reading books. They will bring at least one reading book to bring home and read.
Now that the children are in Key Stage Two, they have moved from the Early Reading Programme onto Accelerated Reader. Once the children have finished their reading book, they must complete a quiz on Accelerated Reader before they change their books (these should be done at home where possible however they can be completed in school). If the children do not pass the quiz, they should re-read the book again before re-taking the quiz. They should not change their book until a quiz has been passed.
The children should be reading everyday at home and their reading records should be completed to show this. The children can read to themselves, be read to or can read to adults. The children should bring their reading records every Friday to be signed by Mrs Bremner, Mrs Halfyard or Mrs Liggitt.
If you would like some additional resources for helping your child with reading at home, then you can find them under the reading section of the school website.
Times Table Tracker
To prepare children for the Statutory Times Table Check in year 4, we are now using a Times Table Tracker. The children work through a series of tests broken down into Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Each test is a mixture of multiplication and division.
You should use the red Times Table book at home to practise the particular times table your child is currently on by completing one column a night.
Here is a break down of the tracker: