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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3:
Redwing Class & Jay Class


Ms. Tildesley is teaching Redwing Class this year and Mr. Rhimes is the class teacher in Jay Class.

Welcome

Thank you for all your explosive work on volcanoes last term. We were wowed by your homework projects. We hope you find the information below useful for this half term. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home.

The homework will be due on Monday 25th March 2019. The Homework Assembly will held, Thursday 4th April 2019.

Key Times

Homework

Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for Spring 2.

PE

In Year 3, the PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on this day. Please be aware children are learning how to run Cross Country, therefore appropriate running trainers are advisable.

Assembly

Redwing Class Assembly will take place on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.  Families welcome!

Themed weeks

Book Week: Week 2, beginning 4th March 2019. Please collect recycled materials for junk modelling – we will be building a world of our own.

 

Environmental Art Week: Week 5, beginning 25th March 2019. Year three will be exploring the issue of plastic pollution in the oceans.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. We will be continuing with our ‘soft start’ approach to mornings. In Key Stage 2, the children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 15:25.

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

Read it

Research it

Make it

Year 3 will be using a book written by Amy Hest (When Jessie Came Across the Sea) as their stimulus for literacy this half term.

Your reading task is to read a book (or as many as possible) by the same author.

Amy Hest has written some other great stories such as:

  • Kiss Good Night.
  • Little Chick.
  • Don’t you Feel Well Sam?
  • Letters to Leo.
  • Charley’s First Night.

In Science we will be learning about fossils. Can you discover what the study of fossils is called? Do you know any significant people who studied fossils?

Your task is to research and create a fact file about fossils.

Think about:

  • How a fossil forms.
  • What kinds of organisms can become fossils?
  • Where fossils are found.
  • What can fossils teach us about extinct species?

Make a fake fossil to fool an expert. Your research will inform your work.

Here are some things you may need:

  • Tupperware container
  • Modelling clay or Plasticine
  • Shells or plastic toys
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Water

Image result for making fossils with children

Practise it

Write it

Design it

 Spend some time practising the skills we are learning in school:

 

Maths:  

  • Adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers using the short column method.
  • Multiplying using the short column method.
  • Recalling 3, 4, and 8 times tables.                                                                

Literacy:    

  • Spelling the first 200 key words.
  • Reading fluently and with expression.                                                   
  • Handwriting.

 Linked with the ‘Design it’ challenge, we want you to write a rock survey.

 

Make a list of the rocks you saw on your rock-walk and the jobs they were doing, e.g. slate tiles, granite steps, marble monuments.

 

Think about:

  • Why these rocks were used?
  • Were they were chosen because of their properties? e.g. why slate may have been used for roof tiles – it is impermeable (waterproof) and can be split into thin layers.
  • Which man-made rocks were seen what jobs were they doing?
  • Finally consider if worn rock (erosion) was seen, what type of rock might this be?

 

To combine our themes of ‘Healthy Me’ and ‘Rock Stars’, your task is to become petrologists and go on a rock walk in the local area. Then design a map plotting the different types of rocks you found.

Think about:

  • Evidence of the local bedrock and other rocks in the local area.
  • Use your knowledge of the properties of rocks to determine why particular rocks were selected for different tasks.
  • Why would old buildings be made of local rock?

 

Don’t forget to take lots of photos, or make drawings to include in your rock-survey.

 

Challenge: Can you find a Millennium Rock?

A note to parents, over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together.


What are we learning?

In English we will be reading, “When Jessie Came Across the Sea,” written by Amy Hest and illustrated by P.J. Lynch. The book is set at the turn of the 19th century and explores a young girl’s voyage to America to begin a new life.  

 

“A moving picture of a girl’s journey from loneliness to love.”

Junior Edition

 

Through this book we will explore; writing in role as a character, narrative recount, settings and alternative endings to stories in addition to newspaper reports and instruction writing.

In Math, we will be looking at the 4 operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and using them to solve different types of problems. Our IPC and Science topics this term examine rocks, fossils and volcanoes. We will be investigating Mount Vesuvius and finding out what happened to Pompeii…

 

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 20 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Children have a mathletics login – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. They are also given a login to “literacy planet,” which can be used regular to help develop spelling and fluency in reading.

If you have any questions, please talk to your class teacher, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

 

Thanks,

Ms. Tildesley and Mr. Rhimes