**School Closure** 14.09.2020
It has been so lovely to welcome you all back into school and to see how much you have enjoyed being at school and learning. Unfortunately, your learning is now going to have to take place at home for the next two weeks.
We cannot stress enough the importance of you continuing with your learning at home. You need to ensure that you complete all the learning you have been asked to do and send it back to us so that we can provide you with feedback.
Your work will be set on Google Classroom each day and you have all been sent a text message containing your child’s information and a request has been sent that you need to accept to be able to access the learning. If you do have any questions about this, then you can message us on Twitter.
Thanks for your continued support!
Mrs Clavin and Mrs Hartley 🙂
Autumn Term 1
Well Year 3, a huge welcome back after such a long time away. It is so good to have you back and we are looking forward to all the fun while learning, that we will have.
Our BIG question this half term is ‘How far can you throw your shadow?’ We will be looking at what shadows are and how they are formed. We will be searching for shadows around school and using chalk to draw them when we find them. Our science work will be linked to our English work and we will be reading a story called Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett. You will love it!
Reading and Home Learning
Reading at home and sharing a book with your child is vital! Your child will be bringing a book home each Monday and we ask that you spend around 10-15 minutes each night sharing a book with your child and then asking them questions based on their book. Why?, How do you know? and Explain? are excellent questions to use to get your child really thinking about what they have read. Due to the safety precautions now needed to be taken, your child will bring a book home every Monday and it must be returned on the Friday of that week. Your child will have access to books in school throughout the week as usual. Due to the time missed at the end of last year, we will continue with phonics lessons this half term.
Your child has brought home a list of spellings from the year 3 and 4 statutory word list. Practicing these at home will greatly help their spellings in school work. Other home learning will include learning times tables- x3, x4 and x8 in particular. Homework in year 3 is project based (linked to our topic) where the children will have 4 weeks to complete a variety of tasks that they choose from a wide list. We are asking that you share your child’s work with us through photographs, email or the school Twitter page to reduce the movement of items to and from school s much as possible. We really do appreciate your support with the new restrictions and rules.
Children in Year 3 will continue to work extremely hard on their writing skills each week. A big focus this half term is on vocabulary- we will do lots of discussion around these words and will have lots of new and exciting words displayed in class for the children to use. They will continue to try and use a wider variety of conjunctions in their writing, they will use adverbs to make their writing more interesting and they will begin to edit and improve their own work so that they are producing the best piece of written work possible each time. They will have support in helping them t do this initially.
This half term, children will learn about place vlaue, addition and subtraction and finding the perimeter of shapes. It is essential that by the time your child leaves Year 3 they are fluent in their 3, 4 and 8 Times Tables. They should already be confident with their 2, 5 and 10 Times Tables but due to time missed at the end of last year, we will recap their prior learning this half term also. The children will have the opportunity to use lots of practical equipment to help them understand these maths concepts easier.
This half term, Year 3’s Science topic is ‘Light and Shadows’. The children will look at what a shadow is, they will carry out investigations where they test out how shadows are formed and will also investigate lengths of shadows. We always start and end each science topic with a quiz so that the children can see what they know at the start and end of their learning and the children enjoy celebrating their successes 🙂
Children have P.E. lessons on a Tuesday and Friday. At this current time, children are asked to come to school in their PE kits on those days-there is no need to bring a bag with uniform to change back into, the children will stay in their kit all day. Please wear warm clothing, black leggings or joggers with a white t-shirt and a hoody or sweatshirt as we will be doing most of these lessons outside. Trainers would be more preferable than pumps for this reason.
We are so pleased to be able to welcome you back to school and hope that Year 3 will be a success for your child. If you do have any questions then please do not hesitate to ring or email school, as unfortunately there is no longer the opportunity to speak at the door anymore due to the safety restrictions in place.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Mrs Clavin and Mrs Hartley (Class Teachers)
Mrs Munir, Mrs Akhtar and Mrs Cooper ( Class Teaching Assistants )