Class Information

2019-2020

Welcome to Year 3

Class Teacher: Mrs Green      

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Morgan

Our Class

Welcome to Year 3!

I hope that you have all enjoyed a relaxing summer holiday. It is lovely to welcome a whole new group of children to Year Three and to the next stage in their educational journey. Welcome to Key Stage Two, everyone!

This term our topic is "Victorians" and in Year Three our focus will be on the lives of children in this interesting period of history. We will be looking at the jobs children used to do, and what happened if they didn't work. We will find out about our Victorian School building and what used to happen there, and of course, there is our visit to Lanhydrock House to look forward to.

It is going to be a busy and exciting term.

Focus on Literacy
Our first writing project is going to be a story about boggarts. Not sure what a boggart is? Watch this space!
We created our boggarts and built houses for them on the field. Examples of boggart stories are to follow.
Focus on Maths
In maths, we are looking at place value involving numbers up to 1000. We will also be revising our tables from Year Two (2x, 5x and 10x) and seeking parent volunteers to come and help with our programme of individual tables testing. Our KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) is I know my number bonds to 20.
Focus on Science
This half term, we will be looking at forces. Our main focus will be magnetism. We will be building our scientific skills of developing questions, making predictions, carrying out experiments and recording results.
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Focus on Science
Mr. Palmer has been teaching the children about pollination and the children created their own posters for homework to explain what this meant. We will be using these posters in our explanation writing over the next couple of weeks. Here are some of the posters.
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Spelling updates.
You will notice that spelling lists coming home in the homework books look a little different this term. We have a new scheme of work for spelling. The groups remain the same, but some children have a few more words to learn than others. All children are participating in the same lesson which focuses on the spelling objectives in the National Curriculum for Year 3.
Focus on Maths
The second half of the summer term involves work on measures. One of the things children find difficult to grasp is telling the time. Please help your child at home by directing their attention to the clock regularly and asking the time. Children should be reading both analogue and digital clocks at this stage.
 
The muscle maths cards are going well and the children are rushing to beat the clock every day. The new KIRF (Key Instant Recall Fact) for this term is number bonds to 100 involving numbers ending in 0 or 5, eg 35+?=100. These can be practised at home, in the car on the way to school, or anywhere you like. Just give your child a number and see how quickly they can return the number bond.
 
Focus on Literacy
Last term, we looked at instruction writing, diary writing, story writing and balanced arguments. Here are some examples of our best work.
This term, we will be looking at poetry, so look out for some of our poems appearing on the website.
Focus on RE
We have been studying Judaism. We are very lucky to have had two visits from Liz Berg (Aeryn and Reece's grandmother) who taught us all about Shabbat and Hanukkah.
Our Ancient Egypt topic from the Christmas term was enjoyed by all. 
Focus on Art and DT
Last term, we were visited by pupils from Tregolls school to do some joint DT work. We also produced some amazing art work which was exhibited at Trelissick Gardens as part of their apple week celebration
PSHE
 
As part of our PSHE lessons, we looked at smoking and the damage it an do. We also tried to think of ways to educate people about smoking and persuade them not to start. Here are our posters.