Welcome to Year Three
Our theme for this half term is the Stone Age
This half term we will be reading ‘How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth’. We will be writing our own set of instructions and exploring persuasive writing techniques.
How can you help your child? Encourage your child to read their reading book and ask them questions about the text which they are reading.
- What happened in the story?
- Where did the story take place?
- Who is telling the story?
- Can you find words or phrases which tell you about the character?
- Why is the text arranged in this way?
How you can help your child at home-
It is important to read a variety of texts with your child; this can be anything from their school reading books and newspapers, to advertising leaflets. This will help your child to extend their vocabulary and their understanding of different text types, which will in turn help to improve their writing. It is expected that your child regularly practises how to confidently read, spell and form sentences with the following common exception words. Your child will be tested on these words throughout the half term and their progress will be recorded in their reading diaries.
In Numeracy we will be exploring formal written methods for multiplication and division and recalling key facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.
It is really important that your child regularly practises their times tables. I am looking forward to seeing who can get their Times Tables Champion badge this term.
It is also really important that your child regularly practises their times tables. I am looking forward to seeing who can get their Times Tables Champion badge this term.
Please ensure that you regularly practice and test your child with their times tables so that they can earn their math badges. Don’t forget to get your children to log into Sum Dog and complete the various challenges.
Learning Logs are due in on the first day of each new term
Monday - Spellings (to be tested on Friday).
Wednesday – Numeracy (to be submitted by Friday).
Friday – Comprehension (to be submitted by Monday).
As historians, we will research what life was like during the Stone Age. We will also learn about why the period ended. In art and design we will create our own cave paintings, design our own Stone Age homes and cook a Stone Age meal.
As scientists we will explore light, reflection and shadows. We will learn about different sources of light and understand that we need light to see.