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​​​​​​Year 3 Welly Walk 2024

During the week of the 11th - 22nd March Year 3 took part in The Big Walk and Wheel Week.

The aim of the week was to inspire pupils to make active journeys to school, improve air quality in their neighbourhood and discover how these changes benefit our world.

We ventured out on a very muddy Welly Walk around Paulton. Many were stuck in the mud but what fun we had!

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Welcome back to Term 4!

Computing Website for Week 6

https://www.j2e.com/jit5#branch

Term 4 UPDATES:

PE will take place on Wednesday (Tennis) and Monday (Basketball).

Forest School will continue every other week on a Thursday, weather permitting. We suggest children have their Forest School clothes in every week.

 

English:

We have a very exciting Term 4 in English! We will be exploring non-fiction writing in the form of explanation texts where we will be linking our writing to our PSHE and Science topics of Keeping Healthy. As well as this, we will be exploring persuasive writing using researched facts and opinions, as well as emotive language to create an advert linking, again, to our PSHE and Science topics.

 

Maths:

In Maths this term, we will begin exploring fractions and what the different parts of a fraction mean. We will compare fractions, think about how we can put them together to make a whole and explore what it means when we say fractions are equivalent.

Later in the term, we will continue with measurement, this time investigating mass and capacity where we will use scales and learn to work with gram, kilograms, litres and millilitres among other measurements.

 

Foundation

This term is all about our bodies! In Science, we will be exploring plants and their life cycles. In our DT work we will be designing, making and evaluating our own yummy, healthy sandwiches. This will include trying different types of bread. (Please let your class teacher know of any allergies.)

In PSHE, we will be thinking about choices we have and exploring how to keep our bodies and minds healthy, including what to do in tricky situations.

Branching data bases, using yes or no questions will be our computing topic this term and we will be creating our own.

We will continue to explore the cultures, customs, traditions and stories related to Hinduism in RE.

This term is Geography and we are exploring where we are in the world and how difficult it can be to map a spherical planet onto flat 2D maps.

Reading

 We also expect children to read at home daily and for this to be recorded in their reading records, a minimum of 3 times per week. Please ensure reading records are in school every day. Your child will receive their reading record at the end of the first week.

Online Platforms

Please also ensure that online platforms, including TTR and Nessy, are used as part of weekly homework tasks. Logins will be sent home in your child’s reading record and homework book.

Links can be found below:

Important information

Homework will be set on a Monday and collected in on Friday. All children are expected to complete homework and work will be differentiated accordingly. Homework will vary each week between English, Maths or Foundation subjects and children will also have weekly spelling tasks to be completed at home.

 

Please ensure your child has the appropriate clothing with them for the weather.

 

Note to parents/ carers

It is crucial that all children become confident with their times tables as they will be taking the Year 4 times table test in July 2025 and besides understanding multiplication really is the cornerstone to fluent mathematics.

 

Communication

Please contact the office regarding anything you require immediate advice on or for any urgent messages. Also, please continue to use the office phone line to report your child’s absence. Please feel free to write comments in their homework book too.

We are looking forward to a term of fabulous learning, great team work and enjoyment for all.

Useful websites

These websites will help you for Writing: www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation www.resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy2.htm www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/punctuation

For Reading: www.funenglishgames.com/readinggames.html www.readers.com/resources/education/kids-online-reading-games/

For Maths: www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables www.resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Moody, Mr Barge and Mrs Waterhouse

Curriculum Information:

Curriculum Overview: Year 3 Curriculum Overview 2022-23

READING @HOME
Oxford Owl for Home with lots of free resources for Primary age. It can provide your child with a schemed reading book. The free ebooks include : Biff and Chip, The Oxford Reading Tree Books, Project X, TreeTops.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

As a parent, you will need to sign up and log in with your email address to access lots of the e books. Most have an audio option, to read along or listen to the book being read and additional activities, including comprehension questions to help when you are sharing the books together. There is not a subscription, and you are not expected to buy any of the books.

Book recommendation

Write your name, book details and reason for your recommendation on the Padlet below:

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Additional learning links:

– Topmarks English and Maths Games – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ see below for help

See the picture below for help. Click learning games at the top of the website. Then select either Maths or English on the left hand side. Check you’ve selected the right age! Finally, choose a category of game, browse the games and choose one to play.

 

Fun with times tables

Practice singing along to the songs below to help you learn you times tables.