Welcome to our Year 3 Class Page! Our classroom and routines may be a little bit different right now, but we are still managing to have lots of fun whilst moving our learning forward. 

Our topic this term is The Rainforest and has been kick started by diving into the beautiful book - The Kapok Tree. We will be focusing on descriptive techniques in our writing as well as creating our own Haiku poems. Through Geography, we will explore the world's rainforests and in Art create vibrant pieces of work that reflect the diversity of the rainforest. 

To ensure that we cover any gaps in missed learning, we will be constantly revising and assessing your child's knowledge and referring back to the Year 2 curriculum as and when necessary.  

Homework - this will be sent out on a Friday (Numeracy or Reading focus) and is due in the following Wednesday.

Spellings will be sent home on Wednesdays in your child's spelling jotter. These will consist of 5 words from the current week's spelling rule plus 5 statutory words. The children will be tested on the rule, not necessarily the 5 words that have been set. This is to ensure that the children learn the rule in order to apply it in their writing across the curriculum. The rule for each week will be posted on our Dojo page. Please ensure your child's jotter is brought into school every Wednesday so that they can record their new spellings. 

We will be revising spelling rules from the Year 2 curriculum during the Autumn Term. 

 

Reading

Your children are becoming fluent and expressive readers, but understanding the text that they are reading is just as important. Please use the bookmarks provided to help you question your child's understanding of the book they are reading and encourage them to talk about what they have read. We ask that you aim to read with your child 5 times per week - remember this can include a range of reading material e.g. their free choice book, magazines, comics, a recipe etc. We know that finding the time can be tricky, but even a 5 minute read can make a difference! There will be reading incentives throughout the year. Please remember to sign your child's book and ensure they bring it into school every Friday. 

P.E.

Due to current social distancing restrictions, we are unable to teach P.E. in our usual way. However, we will find alternative ways to keep fit and active such as, the daily mile, non-contact exercise and games. No P.E. kit will be required - please just ensure your child wears sensible and comfortable shoes for school.

If you have any worries or questions, just drop us a message on Dojo and we will respond as soon as we can.

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Atkin, Mrs McCready and Mrs Melia

 

Here are some useful links for you to support learning at home. 

 

Audible are offering free stories for children:

IMPORTANT: Please check that your child is selecting age appropriate material - books on offer range from 'Littlest Readers' all the way up to 'Teen'.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

Watch and learn about different animals via live webcams from Edinburgh zoo:

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/

 

Excellent resources for Maths - videos and work specific to each year group:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 

Activities for Maths and English:

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-3 

Under ‘Learning’ there is a tab for Maths and English with lots of activities for 

each objective.

Free weekly 'Learning at Home' packs for each year group:

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Fancy practising your Modern Foreign Language skills? Check out Duolingo:

https://www.duolingo.com/courses

Internet safety - a brilliant resource for parents/carers to use with your children to support them with their online safety:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets

Please note: there are different resource packs for different age brackets. Please have a look to see which pack you feel is most appropriate for your children. We recently used some different resources in class from the 5-7s section for the Year 3 children as we felt they were more age-appropriate.