Welcome to the wonderful world of Juniors.
This term we will continue with some exciting topics. Find out more about them below...
This half term we will be working with Multiplication and Division, Money and Statistics.
We will be taught to:
-write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that we know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods
- solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including positive integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects.
- add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts
- interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables
- solve one-step and two-step questions using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables.
We will read a book called The Traction Man and use his adventures to plan our work.
We will focus on Compound and Complex sentences using conjuctions such as and, but, so although, while and because to write more adventurous descriptions.
Spellings, Handwriting and The Reading Challenge
The reading challenge will be re set this year with the chance to receive Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum awards. We have updated our reading books so all children will move to the selection outside Year 3, the books start at Level 8 and supply a range of texts to read which improve understanding and inference. There are questions in the front of the book for parents to ask children after they have finished reading - doing this gives your child great extra learning that only takes a few minutes.
It is highly important that children still read with their parents frequently and that parents read to them.
As a reminder - If you read 5 times within a week then you will earn a stamp in your reading record. If you earn 10 stamps then you will receive a bronze certificate in celebration assembly. You will need to collect a further 10 stars to get a silver and then a gold certificate. Please make sure you bring your reading record and book into school every day in order to keep track of your reading and make sure somebody signs your diary.
We will have handwriting every morning in Year 3 to allow the maximum chance to achieve a pen licence. There isn’t a rush for pens so you shouldn’t worry if you do not receive your pen licence yet, I will be noticing how hard you are working in your books and praise will be given. Spellings will also be given out every week to be learnt at home and tested the week later.
Science this term will look at Forces and Magnets
We explore different forces upon different surfaces and evaluate the use of forces in every day life. This term we will use our knowledge to plan and conduct our own experiments. We will also use a fun experiment to test the strength of magnets.
We will move along the timeline towards the Roman Times, exploring the vocabulary around invading and settling. We will ask questions about pictures and artefacts as well as researching the achievements that the Romans brought to Britain.
Our big question in RE will ask "How do Jews demonstrate their faith in their community?" We will discover vocabulary and meanings for words such as Judaism, Jew, Torah, Hebrew, Synagogue, Shabbat, Israel, Pesach.
This term we have PE on a Tuesday with Mr Hall and on a Wednesday with Mr Kelly.
Please make sure you have an indoor and outdoor kit with you on both days.
Following the topic of the Romans, we will look at Roman Mosaics and their patterns. We will use the internet to research different Roman Mosaics and then make our own Art from clay and paint with symmetry.
Our book 'Two Monsters' helps us to find solutions to problems that we may face. It also shows us how we can help others in the future.
We will use animation and media to create moving stories to suit Traction Man. The children will add movement and voice overs where possible to design their own animations.
We will learn to play the Ukulele with Mr Jolliffe and perform our songs at the end.
Homework and Spellings
Maths and English homework will be given to you every Wednesday, to return to school the following Monday. Your spellings will be recorded in your log book to take home every day. they should also come back into school every morning so they can be used in lessons. There is a homework and spellings tab on the Year 3 web page where you can find your homework electronically.
Maths homework will be through the My Maths website which you should already have log in details for. I have a spare copy if needed.
If you are finding any homework difficult and you would like guidance or extra practice then please make me aware by writing in your homework book or talking to me at the beginning or end of class.