Welcome to Year 3
What will be learning in class!
We have started working on statistics.
The class have re-visited Pictograms and will be continuing with different data representations before moving onto Length and Perimeter.
Please make sure your child completes their weekly diagnostic maths questions - only 1/2 of the class are currently doing this :-)
If you would like any information on the type of maths processes we use at Bewick Bridge please ensure that you look at the school calculation policy.
Our next unit will be writing a Newspaper report.
***You can help by getting your child to read appropriate newspaper articles to get used the style and features of journalistic writing.***
Encourage your child to act as a roving reporter! Get them asking questions and recording the responses as speech bubbles.
Our Spring term topic is
We will be continuing our learning by looking at the formation of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes.
This all link in nicely to our topic; The Andes are the longest mountain range in the world, and there a 174 volcanoes in South America!
In art will be making our own Inca masks and looking at textiles from Peru.
In history the class will be learning about the Inca Empire.
We will be learning about plants and animals including humans.
REMEMBER children will be set a new piece of homework on Tuesday each week - yellow home learning books will need to be in on the following Monday for marking.
Children will now be bringing home a banded book to read and a book of choice from the library. It is essential that your child reads the banded book at home.
Both of these reading books must be in your child's bag each day for school.
Please encourage your child to read at home; it may be a book, a newspaper, a magazine. It really doesn't matter as long as it is appropriate!
Please take a look at the Year 3 suggested book reading list for inspiration and encourage your child to read for at least 10 minutes everyday.
Please see below for the list of books.
Diagnostic Questions are set every Friday
Please try to encourage your child to complete the Diagnostic Questions each week. The questions are set on a variety of different maths areas and children are not expected to know the answers to all questions!
YEAR 3 - SPRING TERM 2
WEEK 1: Year 3/4 word list
build, busy, extreme, February, forward, forwards, group, heard, heart, history, important, increase
WEEK 2: auto and super
autopilot, autograph, automatic, autobiography, autonomy, autofocus, superman, superior, supermarket, superstar, superficial, supernatural
WEEK 3: Year 3/4 word list
interest, island, learn, perhaps, popular, quarter, question, reign, remember, straight, strange, promise
WEEK 4: Homophones
meat, meet, hear, here, there, their, wear, where, hour, our, knot, not
WEEK 5: Homophones
would, wood, your, you’re, some, sum, way, weigh, to, too, pair, pear
WEEK 6: ch pronounced k
ache, anchor, echo, school, Christmas, choir, stomach, orchid, scheme, chorus, chemist, chaos
Spelling tests are carried out on a Monday
If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch; either by person at the end of the day or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
PE kits will be sent home for a 'wash' on the last day of the half term - Please ensure that these are sent back into school on the first day of the new half term!!
PE will continue to take place twice a week; on a Wednesday morning we will be swimming. Please ensure that your child has a swimming costume and a towel.
Friday after lunch will continue to be outdoors for Swifts Class. However, this can change so please have PE kits in every day! As the weather starts to become a little cooler we will be making use of our dance studio but still venturing outside!
Our Spring term 2 units will be swimming and hitting and fielding.
Please ensure your child has a water bottle every day. We have drinking water in class for refilling.
If you are sending in your child with a snack, please make sure it is a either a fresh or dried fruit or vegetable option.
Year 3 Reading List:
The Street Beneath My Feet - Charlotte Guillain
The Abominables - Eva Ibbotson
Egypt Magnified - David Long and Harry Bloom
Meet the Ancient Romans - James Davies
This Moose Belongs to Me - Oliver Jeffers
The Pebble in my Pocket: A History of Our Earth - Meredith Hooper
The Nothing to see Here Hotel - Steven Butler and Steven Lenton
The 13 Story Treehouse - Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Mr Gum - Andy Stanton
The Boy Who Grew - Andy Shepherd
The Sheep Pig - Dick King-Smith
Who Are You Calling Weird?: A Celebration of Weird and Wonderful Animals - Marilyn Singer
Three Cheers for Women - Marcia Williams
The Watcher - Jeanette Winter
Arthur and the Golden Rope - Joe Todd Stanton
My Name is Not Refugee - Kate Milner
The Tin Forest - Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson
Journey to the Centre of My Brain - Macmillan Poetry
The Story Tree - Hugh Lupton
Hello World - Jonathan Litton
A World of Cities - James Brown and Lily Murray
A Street Through Time - Steve Noon