Welcome to Year 3! I am very excited to be teaching you again! 🙂
Here is a quick overview of what we will be getting up to in the Kestrels over the next few weeks.
Literacy – We will be reading ‘The Firework Makers Daughter’ during our literacy lessons this half term. Over the next 6 weeks we will be writing: Stories with adventure, Newspaper reports and Biographies.
Maths – During the first half of the Autumn term we are having a big focus on Place value. As well as continuing to look at fluency questions, we are also having a look at reasoning and problem solving style questions to really deepen our understanding. We will be looking at: Hundreds, Tens and Ones, estimating using a number line, writing numbers up to 1000 in numbers and words, finding 1,10 and 100 more/less than a number, comparing objects and numbers, counting in 50’s and ordering numbers.
Our Topic/Science this half term is Extreme Earth. We will be looking at Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, the different layers of the earth and different types of rock.
Homework: Next Tuesday (18th September), your child will bring home their homework book. Inside will be a project for them to complete over 4 weeks. Your child will present their homework to the rest of the class the week that it is due in.
This year all spelling practice will happen in school. However, if you would like to practice some spellings at home, then in your child’s reading diary, (near the middle), there are a few pages that show the key words that all year 3 children need to know how to spell.
We have a new reading system this year throughout KS2 where children are encouraged to choose a book that they would like to read for pleasure. This means that your child will not be limited to a colour or book band. A few of the Kestrels were very excited by the thought of this, as you may have noticed… ! 🙂 We will be guiding them to choose books that are suitable and appropriate for them over the next few weeks!
As well as reading 3 times a week, it is extremely important that your child is fluent in their times tables (2, 5, 10, 3, 4, & 8s) by the end of Year 3, as they are vital for quick mental maths calculations and problem solving. Children are tested regularly on their timetables knowledge and will get to colour in a square on their chart when they are secure.
If you would like anymore information then please do not hesitate to ask.
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