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Important Information for September 2020
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION FOR SEPTEMBER:
- Uniform and PE days information
- Letter from Mrs Seaton about September 2020
- A letter from Miss Hemsworth
- Badger's Homework Letter
- Badger's Homework Letter Writing Paper
- Badger's Welcome Booklet for Parents
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Hello and welcome to Year 3! We are the Badgers, known for being hardworking and loyal! We have lots of exciting things happening this term, please scroll down to view what we are doing in Maths, English and Topic.
At times during the week, the children will have interventions led by:
P.E. for Year 3 this half term is on Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings.
We will be focussing on Cricket and Athletics.
Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kits on these days.
Please look at the literacy non-negotiables to see what is expected in Year 3.
This half term the children will continue to develop their writing skills through a range of genres. This will include, exploring a variety of discussions texts, writing persuasively and to instruct.
We will focus on punctuation, starting with the more basic skills of full stops and capital letters developing, onto ending our sentences using question and exclamation marks. We will also, learn how to use commas in a list and apostrophes to show contractions. In grammar, we will practise, using expanded noun phrases and adjectives to make our writing more descriptive and exciting, we will learn and apply the use of 'a or an,' we will focus on using co-ordinating and sub-ordinating conjunctions as well as, time conjunctions to structure our writing and accurate use of tense e.g. was or were.
Our spelling focus, will begin with revision focussing on suffixes, moving on to the prefix 'dis.' In the following weeks, we will focus on the 'ei/ey' and 'ai' sounds as well as, homophones.
We will continue to access the daily handwriting lessons to practise our joined handwriting.
Useful websites for parents-
Please look at the maths non-negotiables to see what is expected in Year 3.
This half term the children will be focussing on Number and Place Value. This will include, counting in multiples of 3, 4, 8, 50 and 100, finding 10 and 100 more/less than a given number, recognising and understanding the place value of each digit in a three-digit number, comparing and ordering numbers up to 1000, identifying, representing and estimating numbers, using different representations, reading and writing numbers up to 1000 in digits and words and solving number and practical problems, using these concepts.
We would also, ask parents to encourage their children to practice their x 3 x 4 and x8 tables.
Our Topic for the first half of the Autumn term will focus on Modern Greece. In this Topic, we will be focussing on the location of Greece and its Geographical features. For example, we will look in depth at the landscape/topographical features and climate and compare this to the UK. We will also, focus on Greek culture including, land marks, food and houses.
Our Topic work will, link closely to our Literacy work. Each week we will be exploring a key question. Please see these below:
Where is Greece?
What are the major cities and Islands?
What is the landscape like, compared to the UK?
What is there to do in Greece?
What are the famous landmarks in Greece?
What types of food do they eat in Greece?
Every half term the children will choose one or more activities from the homework sheet to complete in their learning log. These will be due in at the end of the term where we will showcase the children's amazing work to our peers.
The children will focus on ten new spellings in class each week. There will be a main focus on two spellings per day and the children will complete activities to help them to learn the spelling and to understand the spelling rule that accompanies them. The children will be assessed by spelling these words correctly within their writing.
Reading as much as possible will really help your child’s progress at school. For their learning passport they must have read three times a week.
Purple mash is a fun and an educational site that will help your child's progress in all areas of the curriculum. Please remember to use your child's individual username and password which will be stuck into their reading records. We will be delving into purple mash starting from September!
This year we have incorporated the Learning Passport within a document that recognises children's achievements in school and the wider community. What is expected in order for children to achieve their 'Ambassador Award' comes under 4 headings:
Behaviour and conduct.
Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the working day and is important to recognise children's achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the success criteria identified. We are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves! Have a look at the Ambassador leaflet to find out more and look through the 'Steps to Success' to help them achieve their Ambassador Awards!