Friday, 14 December 2018
We're learning to write a balanced argument in English.
If you would like to enhance your child's school learning, this short writing activity is perfect.
Write a balanced argument debating whether children should have to do homework.
Encourage your child to use casual and contrasting conjunctions to link their ideas.
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Monday, 3 December 2018
Friday, 30 November 2018
We are learning how to write explanation texts in Year 3. This week, we have explained how dishwashers work... not any old dishwashers though: dishwashers that are powered by cats!
Next week, we'll be explaining how Toad from Wind In The Willows escaped from prison. We know lots of Year 3 pupils enjoy writing at home so an ideal weekend activity would be to explain just how cheeky, cunning Toad broke free! (Did he use a special machine that can break through walls maybe?) Here's some useful information about explanation texts to help with home learning.
In Year 3, children really begin to strengthen their reasoning and explaining skills. This means that they are able to solve a word problem and explain how they worked out the answer - essentially justifying their calculations.
Following parent teacher consultations, we know that you are keen to help you children at home, which is fantastic. Have a go at these challenges at home. We've included the answers on the second sheet attached:
Year 3 had an awesome time at the Yorkshire Waterways Museum in Goole this week.
We learnt about the jobs people used to have at the port, and on the water, and we explored how important rivers and canals have been throughout history.
It was slightly gusty but everyone was brave and embraced the boat ride!
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
All children are required to play in the 'garage' on Times Table Rockstars for at least 30 minutes each week. Each child has been set times tables for their ability.
This link will lead you to the log in page. The children's logins are in their planners.
Thank you for your continued support.
Saturday, 17 November 2018
To further your child's learning, please practise telling the time with them at home, both in analogue and digital. In Year 3, children must learn to read a clock to be as precise as the nearest minute, as well as learning Roman numerals and learning to understand the 24 hour clock.
These exercises may be useful:
Year 3 are learning about forces and magnets this half term. Last week, we investigated how friction affects movement of objects on different surfaces. The pupils tested their scientific thinking skills by considering a fair test, accuracy and observing patterns in their results.
If you would like to assist your child's learning at home, investigate materials which are attracted to a magnet and those which are not. Ask your child why they think this is.
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Friday, 9 November 2018
Next week, Year 3 pupils will be extending their knowledge of time.
They will be estimating and reading the time to the nearest minute and writing the time in seconds, minutes and hours. Pupils will be able to use vocabulary like o'clock, am and pm, morning, afternoon, noon and midnight.
We'll be securing our knowledge of the number of seconds in a minute as well as the number of days in each month, year and leap year.
Any real-life practice the children get in terms of reading an analogue clock and talking about seconds, minutes, hours and days in months and years will be extremely valuable for them.
http://www.teachingtime.co.uk is a fun website with games and activities for telling the time.
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Storey and Miss Dent.
Worksheets, games and activities for telling the time.
A huge thank you to the children and parents who are challenging themselves on Times Table Rockstars at home!
I think there will be some mega dojo point prizes for those children next week.
Please do encourage your child to log onto their account and have a go. It's very engaging and such a fun way for children to strengthen their mental maths skills. By the end of Year 3, all pupils are expected to confidently recite 3, 4 and 8 times table facts, including multiplication and division, as well as being able to answer word problems.
Your child's TT Rockstars login details are in the front cover of their planner.
In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Monday, 29 October 2018
I haven't set Year 3 Jays any formal homework, however it would be very valuable for the children's learning if they continue to practise their 3 and 4 times tables on TT Rockstars - each child's login details are in the front of their planner.
After the half term break, we will be writing narratives and it would be fantastic if you could explore exciting and new adjectives with your child, so they will be full of inspiration when they return!
We will also be continuing with subtraction in maths so please continue to practise the column method with your child: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=LScWhYufB2k.
Thank you for your continued support.