Boutcher Church of England Primary School | 93 Grange Road, London, SE1 3BW | 020 7237 2149

YEAR 3

Mrs Whitton

assisted by Natalie, Stacey and Hazel

HOMEWORK 

EXPECTAIONS

Reading 

Read every night to an adult and discuss your book with them using the comprehension skills poster to aid your discussion. Reading records should be brought to school every day and will be checked every Friday. 

 

Your homework book has details of a number of reading activities. You should complete two of these each week and they should be based on your current reading book. 

 

Maths 

Maths homework is set on the Mathletics website. The tasks selected are carefully chosen to consolidate the weeks learning. Your reading record contains your login details. 

 

Revise your times tables and related division facts as regularly as possible. Practise them in the following order: 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 8.  

 

Spelling 

10 spellings are given out each week. These are in your homework book. You should complete the assigned activity and practise them every day. Spelling tests are on Wednesdays.  

 

Homework is set every Wednesday and should be returned to school on Monday morning.

Look out for the half termly homework projects too and enjoy being creative with them. 

SCIENCE

The first topic we will study in Science is Rocks. We will learn about the three different types of natural rocks, comparing and grouping together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and physical properties. Learn about how fossils are formed and develop an understanding of soils being formed from rocks and organic matter. 

WRITING

We have started reading Escape of Pompeii by Christina Balit. The Escape of Pompeii uses the historic event, of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, to tell a fictional story of Tranio, a young Roman boy, who witnesses the tragic destruction of his beloved city.  We will be developing our SPaG skills and writing a range of fiction and non-fiction pieces based on the text.

KEY DATES

26th September 2019 – Year Three’s Assembly 

8th October 2019 – Leading KS1 Service

THEME

Through our theme lessons we will learn about different aspects of life during the Stone Age to Iron Age. We will develop a greater understanding of historical timelines and consider sources of information and their reliability. We will also learn about Skara Brae and develop out Art and D&T skills through these lessons. 

READING

We will be studying Ug by Raymond Briggs for the first half term. Ug and his parents live in the Stone Age, where of course everything is made out of stone. Ug however, is inquisitive, intelligent and resilient and with the help of his father and the modifications they make, they revolutionise life. Through studying Ug, we will continue To develop our reading comprehension skills and also be introduced to some new skills.

R.E

This term we will be learning about pilgrimages as part of the whole school topic on journeys. We will be trying to answer the question, should every Christian go on a pilgrimage? We will consider the importance of both the journey and destination and what makes a place sacred rather than just special. If you have been on a pilgrimage, please let us know.

MATHS

Please find the Year 3 Maths Methods Handbook here

 

We will continue to develop our mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills in our lessons.  

 

Remember, you can practise your mathematical skills at any time on Mathletics as well as using it to complete their maths homework. 

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