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

YEAR 3

Mrs Whitton

assisted by Natalie 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

This term we will study forces and magnets. In our lessons we will compare how things move on different surfaces. We will observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others. We will also compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials. We will use these lessons to continue to develop our investigative and enquiry skills. 

WRITING

We have started reading Cinderella of the Nile by Beverley Naidoo. This book is the earliest known version of Cinderella, first written down 2,000 year ago. The story tells the tale of a young girl who was captured in Greece and taken as a slave to Egypt. We will be using the text to further develop our SPaG skills, focusing particularly on tense, literary language, conjunctions, noun phrases and adverbials. We will write news reports, diary entries and finally our own version of a Cinderella story. 

KEY DATES

20th January 2020 - Trip - Multi Sports 

24th January 2020 - Trip - Science Investigators  

28th January 2020 - Leading KS1 Service 

6th February 2020 - Year Three's Assembly 

10th March 2020 - Leading KS1 Service

THEME

Through our theme lessons we will learn about different aspects of life in Ancient Egypt. We will develop a greater understanding of historical timelines, consider sources of information and their reliability and develop our historical and critical questioning. We will also use these lessons to develop our Art and D&T skills.

READING

In these lessons, we will be exploring two poems by Carol Ann Duffy. We will develop our understanding of the form and structure of poems whilst also continuing to develop our comprehension skills and understanding of the text.

R.E

This term we will be learning about how belief in God affected the actions of people in the Old Testament. We will be looking at reflecting on the lives of Solomon, Jonah, Daniel, David, Ruth, Moses and Abraham. We will consider the different ways that God calls Christians and how God stands by His people at all times. We will also think about how making difficult decisions and the right choices are not always the easiest nor the most popular.

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.

 

This term we will be focusing on multiplication and division, however, we will continue to practise our other maths skills.  

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