St Francis                                               

                                                Academic Year 2017-2018

Class Teacher: Miss Clark

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Year 3 - Welcome back!

We hope you had a fantastic summer and you are ready for the exciting year ahead, we have lots to look forward to!

Please click on THIS LINK to see our topic booklet and curriculum coverage for this term.

Our first topic is Stone Age to Iron Age Britain, where we will be exploring how people used to live, including how they used to communicate and how they caught their food! If you have any books or see anything while  you're out and about to do with our topic please bring them in for us all to share!

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Notices

Please make sure your child's jumper/cardigan is clearly labelled as we have had a few gone missing already! Thank you :)  

If possible please send your child to school with a water bottle to save children queuing to drink from the tap in the classroom (which eats into learning time!). A plastic see through bottle with the child's name on is perfect, it doesn't need to be anything fancy!

Snack 

As the children are now in KS2, we no longer have fruit provided for morning snack. Children have been missing this and are often quite hungry by lunchtime!. If possible please send in a piece of fruit or veg for children to eat at morning break to keep them going until lunchtime!                                        

Homework

Each week children will have maths and literacy homework along with a spelling list to learn. Both maths and literacy homework will support what we have been learning in class that week and therefore children should be able to complete their homework independently. 

Maths homework will compromise of three 'challenges', A, B and C. Challenges get progressively harder and children should choose the one that best suits them, making sure they are challenging themselves! 

Homework will be given out on Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday. Spelling challenges will be on a Friday. 

 As well as this children will bring a school reading book home which is appropriate to their reading ability. Please read as much as you can with your child. Three times a week is great, even more if possible! Please write down any reading you do in the yellow reading record books. There will be rewards for all reading that is done at home!

Please come and talk to me if you have any concerns, thank you for your support 

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Spelling Lists

5.10.17 

Silent b and k

lamb

comb

climb

crumb

thumb

knee

kneel

knew

knife

knit

knot

knock

 

Maths 

In maths we have been exploring numbers up to 1000. We have looked at different ways of representing them using our fantastic maths resources.

We have also explored the place value of 3 digit numbers , looking carefully at the digits to see how many hundreds, tens and units there are in different numbers up to 1000.

We have also been problem solving to see how many three digit numbers we can make using 6 counters in a hundreds, tens and units grid. We loved using our problem solving brains to think logically, in order to solve the problem!  

P.E.    

Dance

We have been working with Miss Pippa to create our own dances. We have had to work well as a team, listening to each other's ideas in order to put together a successful dance sequence!   

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Year 3 2016-2017

Albion in the Community : Make A Change

Year 3 have been taking part in the Make A Change program run as part of Albion in the Community's outreach program. Its aim is to educate and encourage children to make positive choices to lead to a healthier lifestyle concerning both food and exercise. Year 3 have been learning about making healthy food choices through interactive games and learning about the consequences of eating unhealthily. 

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Maths 

In maths we have been exploring numbers up to 1000. We have looked at different ways of representing them using our fantastic maths resources.

We have also explored the place value of 3 digit numbers , looking carefully at the digits to see how many hundreds, tens and units there are in different numbers up to 1000.

We have also been problem solving to see how many three digit numbers we can make using 6 counters in a hundreds, tens and units grid. We loved using our problem solving brains to think logically, in order to solve the problem!  

P.E.    

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Dance

We have been working with Miss Pippa to create our own dances. We have had to work well as a team, listening to each other's ideas in order to put together a successful dance sequence!   

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Year 3 2016-2017

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Maths 

In maths we have been exploring numbers up to 1000. We have looked at different ways of representing them using our fantastic maths resources.

We have also explored the place value of 3 digit numbers , looking carefully at the digits to see how many hundreds, tens and units there are in different numbers up to 1000.

We have also been problem solving to see how many three digit numbers we can make using 6 counters in a hundreds, tens and units grid. We loved using our problem solving brains to think logically, in order to solve the problem!  

P.E.    

Dance

We have been working with Miss Pippa to create our own dances. We have had to work well as a team, listening to each other's ideas in order to put together a successful dance sequence!   

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Year 3 2016-2017

Albion in the Community : Make A Change

Year 3 have been taking part in the Make A Change program run as part of Albion in the Community's outreach program. Its aim is to educate and encourage children to make positive choices to lead to a healthier lifestyle concerning both food and exercise. Year 3 have been learning about making healthy food choices through interactive games and learning about the consequences of eating unhealthily. 

Online-Safety Week

As part of our computing lessons we took part in an online safety week where we learnt about how to stay safe when online and what we can do if we are worried. Children created posters about how to stay safe and how to spot something unsafe. 

Our Class

 As part of our PSHE we've been learning to take responsibility for the spaces around us and how to be pro-social when working as a group. We do this by carrying out class jobs such as being a cloakroom monitor, window monitor, librarian, computer supervisor and teacher's assistant. 

Children in Need Day!

Year 3 took part in Children in Need day by participating in the school wide Dance-a-thon. Even some of our parents and teachers joined in!

Science- Forces and Light

As part of science work this term we've been looking at forces and light. Most recently we have been examining sources of light and dark as well as how these differ from each other. 

Stone Age

Take a look at our first power point to give you a taste of our learning. 

Introduction-to-the-Stone-Age-Powerpoint.ppt

 

Most recently in our Stone Age topic we've been creating Stone Age art work. We learnt about how Stone Age people would paint on cave walls using the natural resources they could find. Their pictures would show things like hunting plans, stories and family members. 

                                                                                                                                                  

 Other areas of learning-

Science - we are looking at physics this term and are focusing on magnets, forces and light.

History - we are looking at the progression of human through the Stone Age and up to the Iron Age. 

PE - we have been learning to take part as teams in competitive games, working specifically on our skills in throwing, catching, agility and pro-social interaction. 

 

Computing - We are learning about giving instructions and have started to write short instructions and know them as algorithms. 

 

                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                             

Spellings

Click on the link below for a list of the spellings that your child is expected to know

Year 3 spellings

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 Letters

 

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