Welcome to Year 3
Class Teacher: Miss Kelsey
LSA: Miss Walton and Miss Sullivan
Week beginning 11th October
This week is assessment week. The children will be assessed on their SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) skills, reading comprehension skills and writing skills.
This week is assessment week. The children will be assessed on their arithmetic and reasoning skills.
Science: Plants- We will be observing and investigating plants. During this unit of work the children will be learning about the requirements of plants and looking at their functions.
Topic: History- The children will be learning about Skara Brae- a Stone Age village that was uncovered in Scotland in 1850. We will also be looking at farming and trade in the Stone Age. Children will use their knowledge to write newspaper articles.
P.E.: Gymnastics and Netball (Monday and Wednesday)
DT: Year 3 are going to be evaluating, designing and making their own Stone Age bread.
Have a look at what we will be do doing this term
This half term we will be studying the Stone Age. We are going to be looking at the different periods of the Stone Age concentrating on how the humans would have survived. This includes looking at hunting, clothing, housing and cooking.
Our terms focus question as a school is "Does the Earth look after us or do we look after the Earth?"
Food for thought:
One piece of Maths homework and one piece of English homework. Homework will be given via this page and should be completed in their purple homework books.
Homework will be set on a Monday and due in for the lessons the following week.
3 pages of reading per night
Some time on TimesTable Rockstars-Garage
English - Features of a Newspaper
Maths - rounding to the nearest 10 and 100
Here are some links to get you started:
English-Features of a Newspaper
Watch: What are the features of a newspaper?
Activity: Read a few newspaper articles and see if you can spot the following features:
A good website for news articles is Newsround
Maths - Rounding to the nearest 10 and 100
Rule: 0,1,2,3,4 round down
5,6,7,8,9 round up
e.g. Children should know that 54 sits between 50 and 60. They then need to decide whether 54 is closer to 50 or closer to 60.
In lesson, we will be using this knowledge to estimate answers e.g. 34+39=
This rounded would be 30+40=70.
Task: round these questions and estimate their answers.