Welcome to Year Three!
Meet the Team
Mrs Pacey - Raccoon Class Teacher
Mrs Argent - Raccoon Class Teacher
Miss Wain - Meerkat Class Teacher
Miss Haywood - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Bailey - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Hawker - Reading Teacher
Mrs Howes and Mrs Pounder - PPA Cover Teachers
Welcome back to Autumn in Year 3!
We're so excited to have you all back and can't wait to get stuck in to a brand new school year!
If you are interested in any of our curriculum areas, please speak to your child’s Class Teacher to find out how you can get involved.
This year we have introduced our half termly homework grid. Please support your child in completing the expected weekly homework and in choosing one of the additional activities to complete. The homework can be completed in any order and may be brought into school for us to see at any time.
- Reading with your child at least 3 times a week. Please remember to write in their Reading Diary too. Use their targets at the front of their Reading Diary as a focus for your reading together.
- Practise weekly spellings and Year 3 key words.
- To support our topic, it would be great if you could spend time discussing what ‘The Freedom to be Yourself’ means to your family.
- Try to find as many opportunities as possible to count from zero in multiples of four, eight, fifty and one hundred.
- Take opportunities to measure lengths (m/cm/mm), mass (kg/g) and volume/capacity (l/ml), using recipes would be a great place to start.
- Add and subtract three digit numbers mentally, using money to add and calculate change is a fun, real life way to practise this.
Just a few reminders for a successful start to the year.
What are we learning about this week?
Week commencing Monday 24th September 2018
This week, we are looking at addition and subtraction, drawing links between adding 1s, 10s and 100s.
1 + 2 = 3
10 + 20 = 30
100 + 200 = 300
Next, we will be adding and subtracting 1-digit numbers from 3 digit numbers. We will explore how to do this without crossing 10
e.g. 315 - 3 = 312 or 315 + 3 =318
Then, we will begin to cross ten and look at what happens to the tens and ones
Watch the video below to prepare you for this week's learning.
We have spend lots of time learning different facts about Meerkats and Raccoons, we have also learned about the structure of non-chronological reports and different sentence types we could use. This week, we will be drafting, editing and publishing our reports.
Why not have a go at writing some sentences about your class animal in your home work books?
You could included sentences with fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases or add in a conjunction to extend your sentence.
We have been looking at the work of Keith Haring in Art.
You could talk about his art with your family or create your own drawings or sculptures based on his work.