Welcome to Summer Term 1 in year 3.
I hope you all had a great Easter break and were able to spend some time with extended family members and friends, and of course I hope you enjoyed eating lots of chocolate eggs!
Snowy Owls are now starting the last big term of their journey as year 3 and how lucky and grateful we all are that this can continue in the classroom.
Snowy Owl's can continue to arrive at school between 8:45 and 9:05am. Non-siblings will be ready for you to collect them at 3:15 pm, while those with siblings will go home at 3:30pm. The bus and minibus will leave at the usual times.
Drop off and pick up will also continue to be from the new green gate at the top of the car park.
This week we will be learning:
Our focus this week is using a number line to count up and back when subtracting 3-digit numbers.
Times Tables - the children will be practicing their 3 and 4-times tables and solving multiplication and division sentences during their times tables challenges.
We will start our English journey by using our writing skills to present our Big Science investigations.
Our focus will be on words with the short i sound spelt with y as in myth, gym, Egypt, mystery etc.
During the term, the children will develop and learn new skills whilst understanding the rules of cricket. PE will be on a Tuesday morning. Trainers, jogging bottoms and a warm top will be needed as the children will be outside. The children need to come to school dressed in their PE kits. Please send in another set of clothes if the weather forecast predicts a likelihood of rain falling.
I think the children need a break from working at home and need to re-learn that home is for fun and quality time with their family. A piece of maths and spelling homework will be introduce gradually over this term.
If the children wish to, they can choose pieces of work from the homework grid to complete over the term. During this term, there is no pressure to complete these. Homework will be allocated via google classroom. Work will be set on and Friday and need to be turned in by the following Friday.
For more information about our learning this term, please see the newsletter below.
If you have any questions, please email the office or speak to me at the end of the day.
With kind regards
and the Year 3 Team
(Mrs Dickson and Mrs Hawksworth)
Each child has their own bookmark with questions they could answer on the book they have just read. You can support your child by choosing questions from the bookmark to ask. How do they know the answer? What page/pages gives them the evidence? The children could use a dictionary to find out the meaning of a new word or use a thesaurus to find an alternative word.
Encourage your child to find somewhere cosy and quiet to sit and read their book. Try reading the same book as your child. Think about all the great discussions you could both have. Do you both agree on the ending, the character of the main person/animal? Above all, they must have fun and enjoy their book as it comes alive in their imagination.
Below are some useful websites that will support you in becoming a maths master. Have fun while you are learning.
Stay safe at home. Remember, there is always someone to listen if you do not feel safe. Follow this link to the Childline website: