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Our cross curricular topic this half term is English driven and is entitled

 

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

 

We will be embracing all things theatrical as we write play scripts and act out scenes, making links to other areas of the curriculum as we go. For example, we will learn about continents, countries and cities in places where our scenes take us. In Science, we will be learning about plants and their life processes. Our RE lessons will have a focus of Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?

 

We will continue to work on learning our Times Tables to progress through the ‘Number Heroes’ clubs. Please work on 2x, 5x and 10x tables to begin with. Once mastered, work on 3x, 4x and 8x tables and quicken accurate recall.

 

Our PE days are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Trainers are encouraged on Thursdays while we are able to go outside.

Indoor kit: T-shirt, shorts, pumps

Outdoor kit: T-shirt, shorts or long tracksuit trousers/joggers, tracksuit top, trainers or pumps

For PE, please note that long hair must be tied back and jewellery must be removed (including earrings)

 

Water bottles are encouraged. They should be taken home each day and brought back to school with fresh water. A clear sports topped bottle is requested as water spillages are commonplace and easily spoil a piece of work or a book.

 

Please continue to support your child with their homework tasks. Mathletics, spellings and reading continue as before with the addition of TT Rockstars to help with fluency of times tables. Any additional work which is related to our topic will be gratefully received and celebrated in class.

 

The Year 3 team:

Mrs Loynds - 3 Crystal

Mrs Davis and Mrs Downing - 3 Lion

Mrs Perks supports Year 3

 

In Maths this term Year 3 will cover:

  • Number - Multiplication and Division
  • Measurement: Money
  • Statistics
  • Measurement: length and perimeter
  • Number - Fractions
     
    In English this term Year 3 will cover:
  • Wishing tales
  • Playscripts

 
If you have some spare time, you might like to try some of these activities:

  • Read!! Enjoy a book, read about the places you visit or research your favourite science or history topic.
  • Practise your times tables. In year 3, our aim is to know the following times tables forwards andbackwards (eg.  2 x 3 = 6  and  3 x 2 = 6  so  6 ÷ 2 = 3  and  6 ÷ 3 = 2): 2 x table, 10 x table, 5 x table then 3 x table, 4 x table and 8 x table.
  • Maths: Keep working on telling the time, using money when you go to the shops, measuring in the kitchen and playing games involving dice and counting.
  • Writing: You might like to write a diary, send a postcard, make up a quiz to test your family or friends, write a story or copy from a book to work on your handwriting.
     
    With best wishes from
    Mrs Loynds, Mrs Davis, Mrs Downing and Mrs Perks
    The Year 3 Team

 

OUR ROUTINES:
 
Reading - All children have access to our class book shelves every day. They can choose any book and change it when they wish. Children have been asked to write down the title of their chosen book in a notebook which stays at school. We encourage children to take the book home and share it with you, but ask that it is brought into school each day for registration time and other reading opportunities. If your child has chosen a particularly challenging book, you may like to take it in turns to read or even read the entire book and ask questions to check that they have understood the text. Some children may also have a Rapid Reader book to support their reading at a specific level. These will be changed each week.
 
Spelling - The children will be sent home with a list of spellings each week.  Some time to learn and practise their spellings will be given in school. Please practise at home too. We will look at whether the children are able to use their learnt spellings in their everyday class work.
 
Number Heroes (times tables) - Times tables are essential as building blocks to all maths. The expectation for year 3 pupils is to have learnt the following times tables by the end of the academic year: x2, x10, x5, x3, x4, x8. This includes division as well as multiplication (eg. 2 x 3 = 6 and 6 ÷ 2 = 3) The following webpage explains the government's plans: 
  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/multiplication-tables-check-development-process 
Each week (Fridays) we will do our 'Number Heroes' times tables sheet. Children will be sent home with their paper as soon as possible after their test day to inform you of their progress and to help children know which tables they need to work on. Some practise time will be built into our school week, but additional practise at home would be hugely beneficial.
 
Mathletics - You can access this website here, using the tab Parents then Useful Links. We will set some tasks which are linked to our class learning. There are lots of activities to do following the set task, many of which will support times tables learning.
 
We hope that this information is useful, but if you have any further questions, please ask.
Many thanks for your support,
The Year 3 Team
 

Suggested Additional Activities:           

 

  • Make a flicker book
  • Design your own award - maybe not an Oscar but...
  • Plan your own awards ceremony - favourite film, favourite actor, best animation, etc...
  • RM Unify is used in school to create animations on J2Code. The children may also like to explore Scratch which is also available on here. Children use their school log in. Their is a link on the school website under the parent tab and useful links.
  • Write a play script about anything of your choice.
  • Research Tinga Tinga art and paint your own animal in this style.
  • Make a clapper board or a Hollywood sign.
  • Write a film review.

 

Use these links for further information and ideas

 

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/campdoublecreek/lights-camera-action/ 

 

http://www.funkidslive.com/learn/techno-mum/cameras/#

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njl-uqnmBGA

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Class Assemblies: 3 Crystal - Thursday 21st May

                              3 Lion - Friday 22nd May

 

Reminders:

TT Rockstars - Please encourage your child to play often to improve the speed of the recall of multiplication and division facts

 

Weekly homework:

Spellings

Mathletics

TT Rockstars

Number heroes

 

If your child needs medication in school, such as inhalers, please ensure that these are sent in as soon as possible.

 

Water bottles are encouraged. They should be taken home each day and brought back to school with fresh water. A clear sports topped bottle is preferred.

 

The children have already begun to learn some of the new routines for Key Stage 2. In the morning, on or before hearing the first bell at 8:50am, children should say their goodbyes and make their way to the top playground. When the second bell sounds at 8:55am, children should enter the school building via the double doors on the top playground. At the end of the day, the children will be brought onto the top playground where they will wait with staff until we are able to send them directly to you. Please wait on the top playground near the fence between the steps and the slope, and bear with us while we learn who collects each child. A wave may be helpful to us as well as your children!

There is no afternoon break timetabled for KS2 pupils, but during the initial transition period, should they need it, we will take them outside for a break.

 

We hope you find this information useful.

 

 

P.E.

 

Our PE days are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Trainers are preferred while we are able to go outside.

 

Indoor kit: T-shirt, shorts, pumps

Outdoor kit: T-shirt, shorts or long tracksuit trousers/joggers, tracksuit top, trainers or pumps

 

For PE, please note that long hair must be tied back and jewellery must be removed (including earrings)

 

Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.
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