Teacher: Mr Poole
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Williams and Mrs Silvester
In Maths lessons, we have covered place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, measuring length and perimeter, and some fractions.
You can continue your maths learning by following the White Rose Maths lessons in the link below.
Remember you are expected to know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, and the 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the end of Year 3.
In Year 3, you continue to work on the spelling patterns you have begun in previous years, but this year there is less of a focus on phonics and more emphasis on understanding and learning the spelling rules, as well as attention to prefixes and suffixes.
There are statutory spelling lists for Year 3 and 4, so we split these across the two years, adding additional topic-linked words or words we feel you need to practise.
Every week you will be given a list of 10 spelling words to learn for homework - these are usually tested once week.
Regular practice at home will make a real difference!
Children in Year 3 should read most nights of the week for at least 10 minutes.
Record the books you read in your Reading Record Book and there is also space for you to write a comment about your book. Please could you ask your parents to initial your Reading Record Book each time you make an entry.
After every 5 weeks, there is a page for you to choose one book you have read in the last month to review. This does not have to be your favourite book and you do not have to wait until the end of the month to complete this.
In writing, we focus on creativity and writing styles; looking at settings, language style and character. You will also study different genres of writing such as poetry and playscripts.
In Year 3 Science, you will learn about plants, rocks, light, forces and magnets, and animals (including humans). How to work scientifically and write up your investigations in a more formal way — using predictions, methods, results and conclusions — is also a key part of this year’s science curriculum.
You might not be able to catch a train, plane or boat to travel right now – but that needn’t stop you exploring the world!
To access Oddizzi, you will need to login using your class username/password.
Class username: Topaz1
Class password is the name of the animal we look after in Topaz class (first letter is a capital)!
Termly Homework Challenge Grids
These Homework Challenges are designed to inspire you to deepen your learning!
These weblinks will take you to all the other websites we use regularly in school, many of which include videos and interactive games and activities, including GoNoodle and Espresso.
The Topaz Apple
Topaz is a dessert apple, first cultivated in Czechoslovakia, and is one of the best, modern, disease-resistant apples. The Topaz apple is related to the James Grieve and Lord Lambourne. It is a medium-sized apple with a yellow skin which is covered with a crimson blush. It is crunchy and crisp.