Welcome to Year Three

Our theme for this half term is Spain

Image result for spain

English

In our English lessons we will be reading the story of Ferdinand the Bull. We will write our own first person recounts and create our own Spanish myths. We will also be practising our handwriting joins and common exception word spellings.

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. 

 

build 

believe

business 

breath

breathe

arrive

busy

appear

answer

accident

accidentally

actual

actually

address

bicycle

 

 

 

 

Maths

In Maths we will be looking at place value, counting in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100, comparing and ordering numbers to 1000 and reading and writing numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words.  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.    

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. 

 

 

Homework

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

 

We will be looking at traditional Spanish events and festivals and researching our own information about the country. 

Science

 

 In Science, we will be learning all about animals including humans. We will: 

  • identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
  • identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

Can you complete challenges on any of the below websites?