Welcome to Year 3

Class Teacher: Miss Kelsey

LSA: Miss Walton and Miss Sullivan 

Week beginning 11th October

Literacy

 This week is assessment week. The children will be assessed on their SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) skills, reading comprehension skills and writing skills. 

 

Maths

 This week is assessment week. The children will be assessed on their arithmetic and reasoning skills. 

 

Other

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:

recycling?

pollution?

extinction?

 

 

 

Home Work 

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. 

Every night 

3 pages of reading per night

Some time on TimesTable Rockstars-Garage  

Preparation Homework

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?

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/z2gk9qt

Activity: Read a few newspaper articles and see if you can spot the following features:

Headlines

Captions

Facts

Opinions

Pictures/photographs 

 

A good website for news articles is Newsround

https://www.bbc.co.uk/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. 

 

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMdck80SHnw  

 

Extension: 

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.

49+23=

56+31=

62+19=

73+56=

55+25=

 

53-27=

74-51=

62-38=

73-12=

65-35=

 

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