School Closure- Week beginning 20/04/2020
Year 3 Home Learning
*******Important Information below please read! **********
We have set Google Classroom up. This will allow us to communicate more easily and all learning that is set will be uploaded on there.
Mrs Cook has sent out a text to you all with your username and password. If you did not receive the text for any reason, please send a email to the school office with the email address below and we will rectify this.
How to log in
When you have your log in details (in the text message), click on the link below to find out how to get into the classroom. We have already invited each child to my online classroom, so you only have follow steps 1,2 and 3 or just read below!
Log in help –Logging in help
- Go to Google and search for ‘Google classroom login’.
- Click on the “Sign In” button. The sign in page should look like the picture to the right of this message.
- Sign in with your new username and password. You need to make sure that you put it in correctly.
Once you have logged your child in, please comment on the message so that we know you have access to it.
Many thanks for all of your efforts Mrs Clavin and Mrs Hartley 🙂
Week Beginning 20/04/2020
Welcome back to our home learning! We hope that you have all managed to have a rest and are ready to start some new learning. Please can we remind children and parents not to worry if you are finding any of the work tricky. If you do have any questions about the work then please write on Google Classroom. If you cannot access the internet to complete the activities given below, that is absolutely fine, please complete the work sent home in your home learning pack (not all in one go!) We are really looking forward to seeing you back at school!
Mrs Clavin and Mrs Hartley
Spring Term 2
As always, this half term in Year 3 is going to be a chance for you to learn lots!
Our BIG question this half term is ‘Would you have enjoyed life if you were Alice?’ We will be transporting back to the Victorian times with a visit to Portland Basin. We will be comparing life in the Victorian times to life in England today and we will be learning what life was like if you were poor in this time period. In addition, we will be learning about what school was like in the Victorian times and also finding out about famous illustrators. Our shared text for English is ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Emma Chichester Clark.
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 night 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. Your child will change their book on a regular basis each week and they are provided with the opportunity to choose their own book so that they can choose one that really interests them. They will also bring home a reading record book to fill in each time they read to you or another adult.
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. This helps greatly with the understanding of our topic work. Please have high expectations of any work handed in. We have been impressed by a lot of what we have seen from the children and their families.
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 be able to edit and improve their own work so that they are producing the best piece of written work possible each time.
This half term, children will learn about properties of shape, time, addition and subtraciton and fractions. 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. We will also be learning to use scales with different intervals to measure weight, temperature and length. A range ofconcrete (apparatus), pictorial and abstract methods will be used.
This half term, Year 3’s Science topic is ‘Forces and Magnets’. The children will look at what a force is, they will carry out investigations where they test out the friction created by different surfaces and will also investigate magnetic forces. 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 thier successes 🙂
Children have P.E. lessons on a Monday afternoon and a Thursday afternoon, it is essential that your child has their kit each week. Our PE kit includes black shorts, a white t-shirt and black school pumps. Black school pumps should be kept in school at all times in case of extra P.E. activities.
We look forward to welcoming 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 come and speak to us before school or after school.
Remember, if you do need to discuss anything with us then please do not hesitate to speak to us either before or after school.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Mrs Clavin and Mrs Hartley (Class Teachers)
During School closures please check the class page regularly for updates and new activities. As well as the packs you have been given there will be more activities added to support your learning.
Use the website below to look at the picture of the day and use your exercise book to complete the suggested activities.