YEAR 3

Mrs Whitton

assisted by Debbie

HOMEWORK 

EXPECTAIONS

Reading 

Read every night to an adult and discuss your book with them using the comprehension skills questions to aid your discussion. Reading records should be brought to school every day and will be checked daily. Remember to answer the comprehension questions in the front of your reading record. We will aim to change your book every time you need a new one.

 

Homework on Google Classroom 

Homework will continue to be set on Google Classroom. Your homework should be ‘handed in’ on Google Classroom by Monday morning. New homework will be set on Google Classroom and on Mathletics on Wednesdays. You should complete your work in your homework book and upload photos to Google Classroom. You do not need to bring your books into school. You will receive a score out of 10 which will be awarded according to your effort on Google Classroom. Outstanding work will also be celebrated in class. 

This term you will receive a spelling task and activities set on Mathletics. You should also spend time reading your BRITE Box recipe, discussing it with your family as well as cooking the weekly recipe. 

 

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

 

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

Click here for KS2 homework overview.

READING

This term we will be exploring poems written by Carol Ann Duffy. We will familiarise ourselves with the features of poetry and try to recite some. We will start with Sand - a free-verse poem. It isn’t a narrative poem but there is a sense of story. The second poem, The Moon, tells of a new child arriving to class and an unlikely friendship beginning.

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WRITING

We will be consolidating many of the SPaG skills that we have been working hard on all year through our text, Cinnamon. This beautiful tale is written by Neil Gaiman and tells the story of a beautiful princess who had pearls for eyes and couldn’t talk. Through the text, the children will practise making inference about the characters and situations in the story. They will go on to consider the emotions of characters including Cinnamon herself (in the form of diaries) and also of their parents when creating adverts.

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SCIENCE

This term we will study plants. Through our lessons we will identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers. We will explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant. We will investigate the way in which water is transported within plants and explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. 

THEME

Our topic in our theme lessons will be, Mountains, Rivers and Coasts. In these lessons we will locate cities of the United Kingdom, study a small area in the U.K and in a non-European country understanding similarities and differences in human and physical geography. The children will be introduced to four figure grid references, becoming increasingly accurate with symbols and keys. We will also look at Monet’s River Art, considering the light and colours he used and his style of Impressionism.

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R.E.

This term we will be looking at the miracles of Jesus, whilst thinking about what they teach Christians and ourselves. Whilst we will learn about parables such as the feeding of the 5,000 and Jesus turning water into wine, we will consider the importance of faith for miracles. He will also consider the difference between miracles and magic, alongside considering how believers today still feel connected to the miracles of Jesus.

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.

During the Summer Term we will continue to practise all of the areas we have covered so far this year through the daily 5-a-day quiz. In our Maths No Problem lessons we will cover the following topics in the following order, Money, Time, Picture and Bar Graphs, Fractions. 

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BRITE BOX

All of us in Year Three are thrilled to be involved in the BRITE Box project. Each week, we excitedly wait to find out the contents of our boxes and enjoy spending time our families cooking tasty dishes for the whole family. 

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