Welcome To Year 3!
Teacher: Mrs Markham
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Bremner, and Mrs Halfyard.
NEWS AND UPDATES
18/4/22 - Ancient Egyptian Day Costume Ideas
3/2/22 - Pizza Making Allergy Information
13/01/22 - Pizza Tasting Allergy Information
Tomato Base: https://mutti-parma.com/en/products/polpa/
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 Thursday 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.
- New homework set on Mathletics
- PE Kit
- PE Kit
- Times Tables and Reading Record books handed in
- Mathletics Homework due
- Spelling test
- New spellings set
- Celebration assembly (home and outside achievements can be celebrated)
English: Grammar Terminology
History: Ancient Egypt
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.
If you have been advised that your child is signed up to use the NESSY programme, please click the picture below and enter their login details which have been provided.
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:
Our Current Tracker Completers!
This term we built bionic hands as part of our STEM project. We worked so hard to make sure that they represented a normal, human hand.
Times Table Rock Stars Day
We had a great day taking part in all things Times Tables and Rock Star!
Ancient Egyptian Day
Today, we made Scarab Beetles from salt dough. We then researched what they represented and the different colours and made sure we painted them in the correct colours!
To end our topic of magnets in Science, we used all of our learning about magnets and forces to create games. They had to use magnets and included maze games, fishing games and racing games. We all had a great time playing them too!
To practise for our final hot task, we went outside to practise our sketching techniques using charcoal. It was fantastic weather too!
For our second dance topic this year, we looked at Maypole Dancing. We learnt two dances: The Barber's Pole and the Spiders Web.
Red Nose Day Live PE
For Comic Relief, we took part in a live PE lesson. It was all about dancing to be happy and we had a fab time!
In Science, we have been learning all about magnets and how they work. Today, we looked at whether magnets needed to touch in order to attract or repel. We quickly learned that they did not and looked at how distance between the magnet and the magnetic material affected how strong the force was!
At the beginning of Spring, our Science topic was plants. We looked at what a plant was and their different parts. We finished off our topic by dissecting a Lily to explore how they reproduce!
Today, we made our own model coastline. We used a whiteboard to push water to the coastline to simulate what happens when a tsunami reaches land. We looked at how the wave increases in size the closer it gets to land.
The children have been working tirelessly over this half term to research, plan and make their own healthy pizzas. Today they worked from their own plans and recipe to create their pizzas. They looked great and hopefully, they tasted just as good!
Today, the children tasted pizzas so they could see which flavours and toppings they liked or didn't like. This information will help them to design their own homemade pizza next week. Thank you to Pizza Florence for the delicious pizzas!
Today we made mould and cast fossils! We used dough to make impressions. After, Miss Bowley added some casting plaster that represented the sediment that fills the mould!
Hunter - Gatherers!
Today we imagined we were Stone Age Hunter-Gatherers and we went out to look for assets that would protect us against threats like weather and animals.
Today we tested rocks using different tests: Hardness, Acidity and Looks. Using our results we then decided whether they were Igneous, Metamorphic or Sedimentary!