Year 3 Home Learning - January 2021
Unfortunately, for now, many of you are again having to complete your learning at home. I will post learning activities onto the Y3 Class Stories page on Class Dojo for each day.
Learning from home can be tricky. Try to do some Maths, English and Reading every day. This is important so you still learn new things!
Even if you have the paper learning packs, have a look on Class Dojo as there are lots of fun and interesting things to do on there that you don't need a tablet or computer to do.
Year 3 Spring Term
Welcome to Year 3
The children in Year 3 mainly work with myself and Mrs McWhinnie. We wish them all a happy and successful year in 2021.
This term, we have many exciting things planned including learning about Ancient Egypt. What was Egypt like in Ancient times? What was bad about Ancient Egypt? Was Cleopatra an Egyptian? We will be finding out these things together.
In English this half term, children will be looking at the story ‘The BFG’. Lots of our written work will be based on this text including letters, story openers, writing a build-up, developing rich vocabulary and compound sentences. The children in Year 3 are focussing on using joining words, adjectives, fronted adverbials and adverbs in their writing as well as using past and present tenses correctly and expanded noun phrases!
Alongside this we will continue to practice our comprehension skills, handwriting skills and practice weekly spellings and improve our grammar!
In Maths we will be covering a range of topics including multiplication and division, and measures including money. We will continue to focus too on learning our timestables (in particular in Year 3 the 3s, 4s and 8s). Each week in class, we will have a Quick Maths timestable test, where the children will get a chance to progress onto the next timestable by answering 40 questions in 4 minutes! Children will get certificates to bring home when they are getting all 40 questions right! Practicing tables at home and using Times Table Rockstars will help children with this.
Reading and library books and reading records must be in school every day. Children should be reading at home at least twice a week and having their reading record signed.
Homework will be given to the children on a weekly basis, each Friday including English and Maths activities. Homework is due the following week by Wednesday at the latest. Spellings will be given on Fridays for a spelling test the following Friday.
P.E. remains on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child is equipped with the correct P.E. kit (including an outdoor kit) and that it is brought to school on their P.E. days. Indoor P.E. kit consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.
All uniform and PE kits, including pumps, should have names in them. If your child wears earrings then they need to be removed for these lessons.
As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Mrs McWhinnie. J