Welcome to Year 3L
Welcome to our Year 3 page. I hope you had as good a Summer break as possible and you are all excited to be back to school learning again. We have got lots of exciting things to learn about this year and a lot to cram into this half-term.
In our History topic, we will be learning all about the Ancient Egyptians and what life was like there as a child. We will learn all about the Great Pyramids of Giza, everyday life, mummification, hieroglyphs, and religion amongst other things.
In Science, we will be learning all about Animals including Humans. We will be learning about the different types of animals, what creates a balanced diet for different people, the nutritional value of the food groups and what is inside our bodies (skeletons and muscles).
In Literacy, we are using ‘One Plastic Bag by Isatou Ceesay and the recycling women of the Gambia’ as our core text. We will read the story based on true events, pull apart the dilemmas of non-biodegradable plastics, and use all of this knowledge to write an advertising campaign piece using persuasive writing.
In Numeracy, we will be learning all about place value, addition and subtraction and beginning to learn our 3x, 4x and 8x multiplication tables. We will learn how to read, write, order and compare numbers up to 1000, identify a digit’s place value (Hundreds, Tens and Ones), and count from 0 in jumps of 4, 8, 50 and 100. We will also learn how to mentally add 1, 10 and 100 to a number as well as using formal column method to add and subtract numbers.
Please visit this page regularly as it will be updated with photos of our work and links to aid learning. Take a look at our planning documents to find out more about what we will be learning this year.
Children will not require their PE kits for the Autumn term due to the change of uniform policy. Our PE session will be on a Monday morning so please send your children in the appropriate clothing and footwear. PE will predominantly happen outside.
Children will be given a spelling list every Friday. Please ensure your child practises these everyday as there will be a test on a Friday. To support them further, encourage children to use a dictionary to find their meaning as well as form sentences with the words given.
Children will be given learning log challenges each half-term which is linked to the work they will be covering in their topics. Please look at our homework grid below. It states how many tasks need to be completed. Remember to encourage children to be creative and share their learning in different ways. Work can be completed and uploaded onto Seesaw/Dojo when finished to reduce the number of things being brought into school and can be electronically marked.
Reading books will be changed every Wednesday. Please ensure that books and signed reading diaries are in school for Wednesday. Reading book, upon return, will be quarantined for 72 hours before they will be recirculated. It is important that your child reads every day. This can be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling. Please also ask the children questions about their book to check their understanding.
Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)
The children will have been given their logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the application at home on a laptop or iPad/tablet and even get the opportunity to play against each other or myself some evenings. Please encourage your child to access TTRS at home as this will give them much needed practice of the multiplication facts they are unsure of. Children in Y3 need to know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x of by heart. Once secure, they can learn the rest ready for the statutory test at the end of Y4.
Please click the link below to access the TTRS website: https://ttrockstars.com/
To find the school name either type St Thomas’s CEP School or type in the postcode BL9 7EY.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to speak to us via an arranged phone call or on Class Dojo.
Mr. Lawson and Mrs. Javed.