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Homework  26.2.24

Thank you for all your donations and help with the cake sale last week. It is greatly appreciated.

 

Our learning over the last week:

 

Maths: 

We continued our topic work on length and perimeter. We compared and subtracted lengths involving millimetres, centimetres and metres and a combination of these. We also studied perimeter, through identifying the perimeter of different shapes and measuring them. We drew our own shapes and measured the perimeters of them. Finally we calculated the perimeters of more complex shapes through problem solving activities.

 

English:  

In English we continued to learn about non-chronological texts. We identified adding conjunctions and fronted adverbials in texts and a range of activities. We also wrote our own sentences including these. We continued our daily handwriting and spelling activities.

 

Examples of our other learning this week: 

In history we researched Egyptian pharaohs on the iPads and created our own pharaoh fact pages. In P.E started our athletics lessons. In PSHE we completed our unit on keeping safe and summarised our learning through discussion and answering a range of questions. We studied friction in science through a practical experiment

 

Homework

 

Reading:

Please continue to read at home every day and ask your parent to sign your reading record. Please bring your reading book and yellow reading record to school every day.

 

Maths:

Please complete the two worksheets on finding the perimeter of rectilinear shapes. There is a third optional extension sheet if you would like a further challenge.

 

Please continue to work on your 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables on ‘Hit the Button’ and Times Tables Rockstars.

Please also learn the related division facts through Times Tables Rockstars.
If you are really confident with these, you could begin to learn another times table of your choice.

 

English:  

To reinforce your understanding of fronted adverbials, please complete the sheets ‘Fronted adverbials’ and ‘How did it happen?’

 

History:

This homework is for two weeks. Please research Tutankhamun on the search engine, Kiddle. Please create a fact page about him. You can include any information that interests you. You can draw pictures, stick pictures on, or type information. If you would like to do your work on a computer, you can email it to our class 3 email.

We have talked about how his tomb was discovered in class but we haven’t gone into detail about the artefacts found in his tomb or his life, so these are areas I suggest you focus on.

I have provided some A3 paper for your work but you may prefer to use A4 paper (half the size.)

 

 

Spellings:

Please learn these spellings for a dictation on Monday 4th March

The phoneme is k.

 

increase

peculiar

acupuncture

acute

antique

unique

chorus

chemist

occasion

quarter

active

quadrilateral

 

 

 

 

If you have spellings on a sheet, please learn these instead for a test on Monday 4th March.

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three team.

Homework  20.2.24

 

Welcome back to school!

 

Our learning in the week before half term:

 

Maths: 

Through our topic work on length and perimeter, we continued to measure in millimetres, centimetres and metres. We studied equivalent lengths, such as mm into cm and cm into metres and a combination of all of these. We also compared lengths through practical activities and problem solving challenges.

 

English:  

We studied the features of non-fiction texts. We had a treasure hunt to identify the dragon that left us the clues and were visited by the Dragon Slayer who answered our questions about dragons! We previously wrote effective questions to ask him, those that required more than a yes or no answer. We studied and learnt ‘The Sea Rex’ text using actions to help us recall it. We completed our non-fiction class reader: Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small by Jess WadeWe continued our daily spelling and handwriting activities.

 

Examples of our other learning this week: 

In history we learnt about the significance of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. In P.E we worked performed our class dance to the school and we continued to enjoy our swimming lessons. In Art we used watercolours to paint pictures inspired by the work of the artist, Inbal Leitner. In R.E we completed our topic, ‘What we know about Jesus.’

 

Homework:

 

Reading:

Please continue to read at home every day and ask your parent to sign your reading record. Please bring your reading book and yellow reading record to school every day, so we can continue to monitor your progress.

 

Maths:  

Please complete the first worksheet, ‘Converting between millimetres and centimetres.’ If you finish this quickly as an optional extension there are two additional sheets ‘Centimetres and millimetres.’ You can do one or both of these as additional learning.

Please continue to work on your 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables on ‘Hit the Button’ and Times Tables Rockstars.

Please also learn the related division facts through Times Tables Rockstars, such as

5 x 8 = 40; 40 ÷ 5 = 8 etc.
If you are really confident with these, you could begin to learn another times table of your choice.

 

 

 

English:  

Please complete the reading comprehension about Chinese new year. Please remember to use full sentences in the answers where you are required to write a response.

 

Science:

Please complete the friction worksheet. Remember friction is an advantage when you want something to stop or grip and it is a disadvantage when you want something to move freely.

 

 

Spellings:

 

Please learn these spellings in preparation for a dictation on Monday 26th February.

The phoneme is  ‘j’

 

 

 

project

reject

eject

agenda

agent

agitate

average

language

soldier

region

jumped

unjust

 

  
 
 

If you have spellings on a sheet, please learn these instead for a test on Monday 26th February.

 

A reminder that P.E is on Mondays and Wednesdays in Term 3. Tomorrow is our last swimming lesson. Please wear your school uniform tomorrow

 

We look forward to another busy and exciting term.

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three team.

Homework  5.2.24

 

Congratulations to all the children in Year 3- Year 6 who represented our school so beautifully in the concert at the O2 last week.

 

Our learning over the last week:

 

Maths: 

We have been measuring accurately in centimetres and millimetres; centimetres and metres and a combination of these measurements. We have looked at equivalent lengths, for examples 65mm= 6cm 5mm; 165cm =1m 65cm. We have also solved word problems involving length. We are continuing to revise our times tables.

 

English:  

We looked at persuasive language in a range of adverts. We designed our own product in a poster format. We then wrote a detailed description of their product, to persuade people to buy it. We studied prepositional phrases in our grammar work. We are enjoying our non-fiction class reader: Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small by Jess Wade. We have continued our daily spelling and handwriting activities.

 

Examples of our other learning this week: 

In history we looked at Egyptian artefacts and photographs. We drew them, asked questions about them and recorded what we thought they were used for. In P.E we worked together to finalise our class dance and we are continuing to enjoy our swimming lessons. In French we learnt the names of these different fruits: apple, strawberry, banana, cherry and peach. We also revised French greetings in conversation.

 

Homework:

As homework is not set in the holidays, these are activities for you to do this school week. These are practical activities for you to do at home.

 

Reading:

Please continue to read at home every day and ask your parent to sign your reading record. Please bring your reading book and yellow reading record to school every day.

Please continue to read over half term.

 

Maths:  

Please continue to work on your 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables on ‘Hit the Button’ and Times Tables Rockstars.

Please also learn the related division facts through Times Tables Rockstars, such as

5 x 8 = 40; 40 ÷ 5 = 8 etc.
If you are really confident with these, you could begin to learn another times table of your choice.

Please measure different objects at home using millimetres and centimetres. How accurately can you measure objects to the correct millimetre?

 

English:  

Have a look at adverts on television, posters, in comics and magazines. What persuasive language do they use? How do they make people feel that they really need the product? Who is the advert aimed at? Would you or someone in your family buy the product and why? Talk to an adult in your family about these.

 

Spellings:

 

Please work on these spellings at home during this school week.

We will be working on the phoneme g.

We will not have a dictation on the first day back, instead we will be putting these words in to sentences in class this week.

 

 

regular

group

hexagon

pentagon 

league

colleague

guard

guide

aggressive

polygon

diagonal

greatest

 

 

 

If you have spellings on a sheet, we will not have a test on the first day back, instead we will also be putting these words in to sentences in class this week.

 

Thank you for all your hard work with your homework and in class this term.

 

We hope you have a very happy and relaxing half term.

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three team.

Homework  29.1.24

 

The children are continuing to progress well with their swimming.

 

Our learning over the last week:

 

Maths: 

We have completed our with our multiplication and division unit. We have continued to link multiplication and division through fact families, for example 4 x 8 = 32; 8 x 4 = 32;

32 ÷ 4 = 8; 32 ÷ 8 = 4; 40 x 8 = 320;  80 x 4 = 320; 320 ÷ 40 = 8; 320  ÷ 80 = 4 etc. We have divided a two digit number by a one digit number:  without exchanging, with flexible partitioning and with remainders. We then applied our knowledge to scaling.

 

English:  

We continued our work on ‘The Tunnel’ By Antony Browne. We described and compared the brother and sister characters of Rose and Jack. We then wrote arguments for and against Rose following her brother in to the tunnel. From our lists we concluded whether we would or would not advise Rose to go in to the tunnel.  We studied prepositions in our grammar work. We have completed our class reader, ‘Revolting Rhymes’ by Roald Dahl. We have continued our daily spelling and handwriting activities.

 

Examples of our other learning this week: 

In history we looked at the settlements that grew up around the River Nile in Ancient Egypt and the importance of the River Nile to daily life. We created collage pictures using a wide variety of colour in art.  We have started our science topic, Forces and Magnets. In PSHE we looked at a Risk Robot. We talked about different scenarios, whether they were high, medium or low risk. We then discussed strategies to reduce the risks and then evaluated the final risk factor.

 

Homework:

Please return this week’s homework by Monday 5th February, in your homework folder.

 

Reading:

Please continue to read at home every day and ask your parent to sign your reading record. Please bring your reading book and yellow reading record to school every day.

 

Maths:  Please work on your eight times tables for an informal quiz on Monday 5th February. 

Please continue to work on your 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables on ‘Hit the Button’ and Times Tables Rockstars.

Please complete the first two worksheets, divide a ten digit number by a one digit number. There is a third optional extension sheet, this sheet does involve exchanging.

 

English:  Please complete the two preposition sheets. These focus on prepositions of place and time. As an extension you may want to write some sentence of your own containing prepositions.

 

 

Science:  We are looking at forces in our Science topic. Have a look at home and when you are out, at objects that are moved by pushes and pulls. Please complete the pushes and pulls work sheet. Please draw the pushes and pulls forces. You could add a brief description such as: A push moves a swing,  A pull closes a window etc.

 

Spellings:  Please learn these spellings for a dictation on Monday 5th February.

The phoneme is: f

 

famous

favourite

February

different

difficult

biography

graphics

photograph

photogenic

enough

draft

shift

 

 

If you have been given spellings on a sheet please learn those instead.

Please complete all homework in HB and coloured pencils.

 

 Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three team.

Homework  15.1.24

 

The children enjoyed our swimming lesson last week and adapted well to the new routines and expectations.

This week is Science week. We have many exciting activities planned for the week.

 

Our learning over the last week:

 

Maths: 

We are now studying the second part of our Multiplication and Division topic. The children have applied their knowledge and skills to solving problems and gaining a greater understanding of the links between these concepts. This week we have focused on the four and eight times tables. We have also worked on multiples of ten and related calculations for example understanding that: 14 ÷ 7 = 2 so 140 ÷ 7 = 20 ;  5 x 6 = 30, so 5 x 60 =300.

 

English:  

In English, we have had a grammar focus. We studied main clauses and subordinating clauses. We wrote our own sentences using these. We have also studied adverbs. We are reading ‘The Tunnel’ by Antony Browne in our English lessons. We drew and described an imaginary world that we thought the tunnel would lead to. We are continuing to enjoy our class reader, ‘Revolting Rhymes’ by Roald Dahl. We are continuing our daily spelling activities.

 

Examples of our other learning this week: 

In P.E we worked in pairs to choreograph our own dance, based on last week’s learning. We did block coding on the iPads using Scratch Junior and ‘Make A Flappy Game’ on the Hour of Code website. In history we drew a large time line on the playground and we saw that the Ancient Egyptian time periods overlapped with the Stone Age and Bronze Age eras in Britain.

 

Homework:

Please return this week’s homework by Monday 22nd January, in your homework folder.

 

Reading:

Please continue to read at home every day and ask your parent to sign your reading record. Please bring your reading book and yellow reading record to school every day.

 

Maths:  

Please complete the multiplication and division word problems sheet. Please also focus on the three times table. We will have an informal three times table quiz next Monday to work on your rapid recall skills. As an optional extension we have an inverse multiplication and division sheet. You have a times tables sheet to help you calculate the answers.

 

 

English: 

Please complete the Animal Adverbs activity sheet. You can choose adverbs from the sheet or some of the adverbs from the Wow words: Adverbs sheet. If you would like an extension, you may wish to write your own sentences using adverbs. Remember you need a subject, eg the dog, a verb eg running and an adverb eg quickly (so the adverb describes the verb.)

 

Science:  Please complete the 'Light and Shadows' word search.

 

Spellings:  Please learn these spellings for a dictation on Monday 22nd January.

The phoneme is: oo

 

 

loose

rule

crew

cool

through

fruit

whose

who’s

tool

brew

sooner

soonest

 

If you have been given spellings on a sheet please learn those instead.

Please complete all homework in HB and coloured pencils.

 

 Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three team.

Homework  8.1.24

 

Happy New Year! We hope you had a very happy Christmas and have a wonderful 2024.

We wanted to say a huge well done to all the children for how beautifully they have settled back in to school this term. It has been lovely to hear all about their holidays. We look forward to a busy and exciting term ahead.

In Term Three we have P.E on Mondays and swimming on Wednesdays. (We will have our missed swimming lesson the first Wednesday back after half term.)

 

Our learning this week:

Maths: We are completing the first part of our Multiplication and division topic. Last week we continued work on the four times table and related division facts. We are currently working on the eight times table and related division facts. We have been working on problem solving activities where we have applied our knowledge of these times tables to word problems.

 

English:  The children wrote a recount of their holiday, we were focused on our handwriting, sentence structures and general presentation. In our grammar work we looked at adventurous adjectives, we substituted adjectives in sentences with those that made the sentences more descriptive and exciting. We also analysed a poem and looked for rhyming words. We started our class reader, ‘Revolting Rhymes’ by Roald Dahl.

 

Examples of our other learning this week: In Art we enjoyed drawing charcoal cave pictures under our desks. We also looked at the use of colour and lines in different pieces of art work. We started our R.E topic, ‘What do we know about Jesus?’ We talked about respect and valuing difference in PSHE. We have begun our P.E unit on dance.

 

Homework:

Please return this week’s homework by Monday 15th January, in your homework folder.

 

Reading: A reading challenge for this week: Please read at home every day and ask your parent to sign your reading record. Please bring your reading book and yellow reading record to school every day.

 

Maths:  

Please continue to work on your Times Tables Rockstars accounts. Please complete the multiplication wheels for the four and eight times tables. Please complete the two star sheets. If you complete these really quickly there are three star sheets as an optional extension.

 

English: Please complete the reading comprehension about New Year celebrations around the world.

 

PSHE:   Please complete the New Year’s Resolution sheet. We have talked about it in class, so you may have thought of your ideas for this already!

 

Spellings:  Please learn these spellings for a dictation on Monday 15th January.

The phoneme is: er

 

 

circle

purpose

answer

certain

transfer

prefer

perhaps

quarter

work

centre

early

heard

 

If you have been given spellings on a sheet please learn those instead.

 

 

 

Please complete all homework in HB and coloured pencils.

 

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie, Ms Greensmith and Ms Turner.

Year 3   Homework         04.12.23

 

Well done for an excellent week’s work Year Three.

 

Maths: This week we have been grouping and sharing objects to get a real understanding of multiplication and division. We have focused on the three times table, with related division facts. We have represented our multiplication and division facts as bar models, addition sentences, arrays and drawing sets.

 

English: We looked at the determiners ‘a’ and ‘an’ in our writing and how ‘a’ is usually used before a word starting with a vowel and that ‘an’ is usually used before a word starting with a consonant. We planned a story about the unlikely hero that we designed. We then wrote the story in a comic strip style. We are continuing with our daily spelling and handwriting activities.

 

Examples of our other learning this week: In Science we did an investigation with mirrors. We explained how mirrors work and we enjoyed moving a marble along a wiggly line, just by watching the reflection in the mirror. We made a sequence of balances with a partner in gymnastics. We wrote a fact page about Diwali in our R.E lesson. In history we learnt that after the Bronze age, iron was used as it was a much stronger metal. We studied where iron was sourced and how it was made.

 

Homework:

Please return this week’s homework by Monday 11th December, in your homework folder.

 

Reading: Please continue with your daily reading and please write a comment in your reading record book to show you have read. Please bring your reading book and yellow reading record book to school every day.

 

Maths:  

We have sent home a multiplication table to help you to learn your times tables and become familiar with the multiples of the times tables that we are studying. We have also sent home a multiplication and division knowledge organiser for you to refer to. Please keep them in a safe place at home so you can continue to use them to help you learn these crucial maths concepts. Please continue to work on your Times Tables Rockstars accounts.

 

There is a multiplication wheel activity to complete. Please write the answer in the outside section of the wheel. There is an additional sheet if you would like it as an extension activity.

 

English: Please write a descriptive paragraph for the setting. Please remember capital letters and full stops for all your sentences. Please use some amazing adjectives and adverbs in your writing.

 

Science: You have a reflecting pattern sheet. Please place a mirror down the central line and draw the mirror image of the shape patterns. As an extension you may wish to draw a simple picture and a mirror image of it. If you are using a mirror, please do so under adult supervision as mirrors are fragile.

If you do not have a mirror you can use you can draw the mirror image of the pattern by counting the squares, for example if a circle shape is three squares to the left of the central line you can draw it three squares to the right of the central line.

 

 

Spellings: 

 

The phoneme is ‘ear’ Please learn your spellings for a dictation on Monday 11th December.

 

appear

disappear

hear

here

severe

volunteer

superior

series

spear

cheer

weariest  

fearful

 

If you have been given spellings on a sheet please learn those instead.

 

Please complete all homework in HB and coloured pencils.

 

Thank you for all your support.

We look forward to seeing you next week,

 .

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie, Ms Greensmith and Ms Turner

Year 3   Homework         27.11.23

 

A reminder that Year Three homework is for one and a half hours every week. Please aim to spend half an hour on Maths, half an hour on English and half an hour on the other subject. I have set challenges so if you work quickly you can complete these as well but these depend on your pace of work. Reading is additional to our set homework, please aim to read every day, thank you.

 

Our learning last week:

Maths:  We completed our addition and subtraction topic by applying our knowledge to problem solving activities. We started our Multiplication and Division topic, we shared different numbers into equal groups, we made arrays and we revised multiples of twos, fives and tens. We used counters and cubes to consolidate our understanding of these concepts.

 

English:  We designed a ‘Lost’ poster from our class reading book, Ottoline and the Yellow Cat. We studied vowels and consonants in our grammar work. We started reading Arthur and the Golden Rope for our English lessons. The story is about an unlikely hero. We worked together in groups and brainstormed the characteristics that we would expect a hero or heroine to have. We used dictionaries and thesauruses to help us with our spelling and range of vocabulary. We then designed our own unlikely hero or heroine that we are going to have as the main character for our own stories this week. We have continued our daily phonics and spelling work.

 

Examples of our other learning: In design and technology we built electric circuits with a bulb, wires and a battery. In science we studied refection and we did an experiment about reflective materials. We made the classroom dark and we shone torches on to different materials. We then ordered them from the most reflective to the least reflective material. In P.E we worked in teams to problem solve and make faces using different equipment. We followed a plan and worked well together. We worked on different rolls, balances, jumps and ways of travelling in our gymnastics lesson.

 

 

Homework:

 

English: Please complete the consonants sheet. If you are stuck, a clue for question 6, think of the name of a baby cat. If you would like an extension, please write out your spelling words and underline all the consonants in them. Please write these on the back of your consonants sheet if you have time to do this.

 

Reading: Please continue with your daily reading and please write a comment in your reading record book to show you have read. Please can you continue to bring your reading book and reading record book to school every day. Thank you.

 

Maths: Please complete the multiplication using arrays worksheet. Remember with arrays, the columns go from top to bottom and the rows go from left to right. If you would like a challenge I have set a missing number challenge on Diagnostic questions. This is optional.

 

Please continue to work on your TT Rockstars accounts and Hit the button the keep learning your times tables. Remember when you are really good at 2s, 5s and 10s to start your 3s, then 4s and 8s.

The link for hit the button is:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Please also continue to work on the Number Bonds section of Hit the Button and work on: Addition within 20 and Subtraction within 20 to get really quick with these calculations.

 

R.E: Please complete the word search on Diwali. If you have time you may also like to make a Diwali lantern. You can decorate it however you wish to using coloured pencils, crayons, felt pens etc. Please make it as colourful as possible.

 

 

Spelling:

This week the phoneme is ‘air’. Please learn these words for a dictation on Monday 4th

December.

 

fare

fair

declare

prepare

there

their

they’re

various

aerial

aerospace

aeroplane

variation

 

 

If you have been given spelling sheets please learn these words instead.

 

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie, Ms Greensmith and Ms Turner.

 

Year 3   Homework         20.11.23

 

Well done to all the children who put themselves forward for representing our class on the school council. We were really impressed with all the ideas and hard work that went into each presentation. Congratulations to Isabel and Jaxon who were voted on to the school council by our class.

Last Monday we took part in a Diwali drumming workshop. On Wednesday we enjoyed our VR workshop about the Stone Age.

 

Our learning last week:

Maths:  We continued our addition and subtraction work with hundreds, tens and ones with exchanging. After working on many more examples we are so much more confident with working on these independently. We also worked on number bonds to one hundred. We estimated answers to addition problems by rounding up or down to the nearest ten or one hundred. We also studied inverse operations, so we could check our additions by calculating related subtraction, for example 150 = 130 + 20,  150 – 20 = 130   etc

 

English:  We wrote a postcard to Ottoline in the style of those from our class reading book ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat.’ We enjoyed choosing where we would send the card from and illustrating the front of the postcard. We wrote a short report on our VR workshop. In our grammar work we learnt about the past progressive tense, for example, I was playing, they were listening etc. We have continued our daily phonics and spelling work.

 

Examples of our other learning: In P.E we continued to work cooperatively in our teams to solve problems and to achieve set goals. We did a variety of rolls in gymnastics and combined then with jumps and balances to form our own sequences. In R.E we designed a Diwali greetings card. In history we learnt that they used wool for weaving in the Bronze Age, so we did some colourful paper weaving. We started our Science topic on light, we looked at our prior knowledge and our investigation focused on the fact that we need light to be able to see.

 

 

Homework:

 

English: Please complete the reading comprehension about Diwali celebrations.

 

Reading: Please continue with your daily reading and please write a comment in your reading record book to show you have read. Please can you continue to bring your reading book and reading record book to school every day. Thank you.

 

Maths: 

You have two Maths sheets to complete, one on Inverse Operations and the other on Complements to 100. If you would like extension work, I have set two quizzes that you can complete on Diagnostic Questions, these are optional.

 

Please continue to work on your TT Rockstars accounts and Hit the button the keep learning your times tables. Remember when you are really good at 2s, 5s and 10s to start your 3s, then 4s and 8s.

The link for hit the button is:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Please also work on the Number Bonds section of Hit the Button and work on: Addition within 20 and Subtraction within 20 to get really quick with these calculations.

 

Design and Technology: We are starting our new topic on ‘Light Up Signs’. When you are out please have a look to see where you can find light up signs, many are on shops and businesses. Please either draw or take photographs of light up signs that you see or have seen. If you take photographs and do not have a printer, you can email them to our class 3 email and I can print them for you.

If you will not be out when it is dark you could have a look on line for them. You can use the search engine Kiddle, search for light up signs and then click on images. There are many to look at on pages 1-4.

 

 

 

Spelling:

This week the phoneme is ‘ue’. Please learn these words for a dictation on Monday 27th

November.

 

schedule

few

continue

actual

particular

acute

acupuncture

individual

numerator

evaluation

newer

newest

 

 

 

 

 

If you have been given spelling sheets please learn these words instead.

 

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie, Ms Greensmith and Ms Turner.

 

Year 3   Homework         13.11.23

 

Well done for the beautiful fireworks pictures, Year Three, they are all so bright and colourful.

We welcome Hannah to our class who is doing work experience with us this week. We hope she will be very happy with us.

 

Our learning last week:

Maths:  We started addition with exchanging across a hundred, so when the tens columns add up to 10 or more we exchange, for example:

                                               H T O

                                                    4 5 4

                                                 + 3 6 2

                                                   _____

                                                    8 1 6

                                                   _____

                                                     1 

 

This follows on from our work on addition exchanging across a 10. 

We also worked on subtracting two numbers across a 10.                                                  

We also subtracted two numbers across a hundred.

In some subtractions we exchanged across the tens and the hundreds columns.

We worked on many examples of all of these sums to consolidate our understanding.

We continued to work on our quick recall of number bonds to twenty to help us solve these sums more rapidly.

 

English: We are continuing to enjoy our class reading book ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat’ by Chris Riddell. We wrote a newspaper front page based on the story so far, writing our own headline and article. We wrote two acrostic poems, one based on bonfire night and the other on Diwali. In our grammar work we looked at the past tense, identifying and recording sentences using the same verb in the past and present tense. We have continued our daily phonics and spelling work.

 

Examples of our other learning: In gymnastics we practised different types of jumps, on and off apparatus. We ensured that we landed correctly. We also incorporated balances into our sequences. In music we continued our work on notation, rhythm and pulse and we played tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments. We looked at a range of UK soil types in science using magnifiers and we studied soil from our school grounds, labelling the components. In history we started learning about the Bronze Age and how bronze was made.

 

 

Homework:

 

English:  Please write your own acrostic poem. You can choose the theme. Perhaps you would like to write a poem about yourself, about Autumn or your favourite sports team. I have provided lined paper for you to so this and a sheet to remind you how to write acrostic poems. Remember to add information about the theme, so if you are doing an acrostic poem using your name you could include your hobbies/ interests and your favourite colour etc.

 

Reading: Please continue with your daily reading and please write a comment in your reading record book to show you have read. Please can continue to bring you reading book and reading record book to school every day. Thank you.

 

Maths: 

Please complete the subtraction word problems sheet. You can do the one star or two star sheet. The one star sheet is subtraction without exchanging. The two star sheet is more challenging and involves subtraction with exchanging.

 

Please continue to work on your TT Rockstars accounts and Hit the button the keep learning your times tables. Remember when you are really good at 2s, 5s and 10s to start your 3s, then 4s and 8s.

The link for hit the button is:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Please also work on the Number Bonds section of Hit the Button and work on: Addition within 20 and Subtraction within 20 to get really quick with these calculations.

 

History: Please read about Stonehenge on this website:

 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/stonehenge-facts/

 

Then please complete the word search on Stonehenge.

 You can find this letter on the website to click on the link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling:

This week the phoneme is ‘u’  Please learn these words for a dictation on Monday 20th

November.

 

interrupt

bankrupt

judge

prejudice

borough

thorough

couple

numerous

kilometre

labour

unfair

undone

 

 

 

 

 

If you have been given spelling sheets please learn these words instead.

 

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie, Ms Greensmith and Ms Turner.

Year 3   Homework         6.11.23

 

The children have settled back into school well after half term and worked hard last week. Well done Year Three!

 

Our learning last week:

Maths:  We worked on column addition and subtraction without exchanging. We focused on setting out our sums clearly in to hundreds, tens and ones columns. We always started our calculations from the ones column, then the tens and finally the hundreds columns. We started addition with exchanging across a ten, so when the ones columns add up to 10 or more we exchange, for example:

                                               H T O

                                                    3 0 8

                                                 + 1 5 4

                                                   _____

                                                    4 6 2

                                                   _____

                                                       1

 

We worked on many examples of these to consolidate our understanding. As part of our learning we also worked on our number bonds to twenty as these are crucial for us accurately solving our sums.

 

English: We did an extended reading comprehension on a fiction text. We answered a wide variety of question types including using our inference skills. We also wrote a piece of factual writing. In our grammar work we studied apostrophes of possession, for example Joe’s bike, the dog’s basket etc. We have started our new class reader, which is ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat’ by Chris Riddell.

 

Examples of our other learning: In French we revised colours and numbers to ten. In PSHE we listened to different statements and said whether we agreed, disagreed or neither agreed or disagreed with the statements. We gave reasons for our opinions and listened to each other’s opinions. In P.E we started our OAA unit where we are problem solving and working in teams. We enjoyed identifying notation, rhythm and pulse in music. The children also enjoyed our inter house sports competition last Tuesday.

 

 

Homework:

 

English: Please complete the reading comprehension about Bonfire Night.

 

Reading: Please continue with your daily reading and please write a comment in your reading record book to show you have read. Please can continue to bring you reading book and reading record book to school every day. Thank you.

 

Maths: Please complete the column addition and subtraction sheets with no exchanging (carrying). If you would like an extension please complete the addition sheet with exchanging (carrying).

 

Please continue to work on your TT Rockstars accounts and Hit the button the keep learning your times tables. Remember when you are really good at 2s, 5s and 10s to start your 3s, then 4s and 8s.

The link for hit the button is:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Please also work on the Number Bonds section of Hit the Button and work on: Addition within 20 and Subtraction within 20 to get really quick with these calculations.

 

 

Art: Please create a fireworks picture. You can do this in any media, for example, paints, chalk, felt pens, crayons, pencils etc. You have some black paper for you to do this. You can either use the size paper I have given you or you may wish to halve the size of the paper, it is your choice.

 

Spelling:

This week the phoneme is ‘oe’  Please learn these words for a dictation on Monday 13th

November.

 

suppose

microphone

telephone

groan

grown

though

acrobat

acronym

globe

focus

prohibited

go

 

 

 

If you have been given spelling sheets please learn these words instead.

 

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie, Ms Greensmith and Ms Turner.


 

Year 3   Homework         31.10.23

 

We hope you had a relaxing half term. We are looking forward to an exciting and busy term ahead.

We welcome Ms Greensmith as our teaching assistant in Year 3 with Ms Turner. We would like to thank Ms Alfredson for all her hard work last term.

P.E will be on Monday and Wednesdays this term.

 

Our learning the week before half term:

Maths: We continued our Addition and Subtraction maths topic.

We added 10s across a 100 boundary, for example 560 + 90. In this work we used number lines to jump to the next multiple of 100, for example 560 + 90:  560 + 40 = 600, 600 + 50= 650. We also subtracted 1s across a 10 and went back to the previous multiple of 10, for example 135- 8: 135-5 =130, 130-3=127. Finally, we subtracted 10s across a 100, by going back to the previous multiple of 100, for example 230-60: 230-30=200. 200-30 =170. We also used place value counters and number tracks to support our learning. We did many practical activities to help understand these concepts.

 

English: We wrote a detailed book review on our Term One class reading book, The Pebble in my Pocket: A History of our Earth by Meredith Hooper and Chris Coady. We did a reading comprehension on a non-fiction text. In our grammar work we revised sentence structure.

 

Examples of our other learning: In Science we studied structure and the names of the different layers of soil. Our R.E work focused on the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah. In our history work we answered the question ‘What is an archaeologist?’ and we studied the Stone Age settlement of Skara Brae.

 

Homework:

 

English: We have been learning about apostrophes as contractions. Please complete the attached sheet.

 

Reading: Please continue with your daily reading and please write a comment in your reading record book to show you have read. Please can continue to bring you reading book and reading record book to school every day. Thank you.

 

Maths:

I have given everyone a knowledge organiser for place value. This is a laminated sheet for you to keep as a reference at home to help you consolidate your understanding of our place value work.

 

I have set you three tasks to complete on Diagnostic Questions.

 

Please continue to work on your TT Rockstars accounts and Hit the button the keep learning your times tables. Remember when you are really good at 2s, 5s and 10s to start your 3s, then 4s and 8s.

The link for hit the button is:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

 

 

Art: Please look outside and create a picture of a tree showing the beautiful Autumn colours. You can do this is any format you wish: pencils, paints, collage, crayons. You have an A4 sheet to do this.

 

Spelling:

This week the phoneme is ‘ie.’  Please learn these words for a dictation on Monday 6th November.

 

lightning

occupy

cycle

arrive

decide

incline

recline

bicycle

library

biped

migration

rhyme

 

If you have been given spelling sheets please learn these words instead.

 

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie, Ms Greensmith and Ms Turner.

 

Year 3   Homework         18.09.23

 

Thank you for attending the Parent’s Information meeting last week, if you were able to. It was lovely to meet you all. All the information given in the meeting is now on the Class 3 page on the website.

Well done to all the children for working hard last week and getting used to all the new routines in Year Three. Thank you for the super homework from last week. The children shared their ‘proud moments’ with each other. Every one gave their homework in today too, what a fantastic start Year 3!

 

Maths: We have continued our ‘Place Value topic.’ Last week we represented and partitioned numbers in a variety of ways to one thousand. We worked on examples such as 654 = 600 + 50 + 4 and 558 = 500 + 50 + 8. Today we did flexible partitioning of numbers and worked on examples such as 654 = 500 + 150 + 4; 654 = 600 + 40 + 14 etc. We used place value counters to consolidate our understanding and to visualise our learning.

Last week we also used a ruler to draw and measure centimetres to create a timeline in our history work.

 

English: We wrote about ourselves, using our plans from the previous week. We reinforced our learning about capital letters for sentence structure and for proper nouns. We also created interesting sentences using noun phrases. We studied the phoneme ‘a’ in our spelling. We completed a non-fiction reading comprehension about the ‘Stone Age.’ We talked about how the sub-headings help us to find the answers. As an ongoing activity we are revising the ‘Common Exception’ words from KS1.

 

Examples of our other learning this week: In Science we enjoyed looking at and describing a variety of rocks. We recorded our information and if the rocks were igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic. In P.E we started our work on Invasion Games. We worked individually, in pairs and in teams. In history we drew timelines in our books to represent the three eras of the Stone Age. We studied greetings in French.

 

Homework:

Please return this week’s homework by next Monday, 25th September, in your homework folder.

 

Reading: Please continue with your daily reading and please write a comment in your reading record book to show you have read. Please remember to bring your reading book and yellow reading record to school every day.

 

Maths:  Please complete the place value digits sheet. If you would like an extension activity, there is a flexible partitioning sheet to complete. This is optional as an extension.

Please continue to work on your times tables using ‘Hit the button.’ The link for this is:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Please do your 2s, 5s and 10s.  If you are really fast at this please start your three times tables. You may also try the number bonds section and work on the ‘up to 100’ section.

We have given you your log ins for TT Rock stars. Please start this when you are confident with the times tables on Hit the Button.

 

English:  Please complete a book review of your favourite book. You can use the template provided for this. We will display your completed book reviews in our classroom.

 

Science: Please find the most interesting rock/ stone you can find, draw it and describe it, as instructed on the work sheet.

 

Spellings: 

We will have a dictation for our spellings on Monday 25th September.

 

Phoneme: ‘ay’

 

always

separate

grate

male

nominate

rain

reign

favourite

potatoes

denominator

capable

unsafe

 

 

Please complete all homework in HB and coloured pencils.

 

Thank you for all your support.

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and Ms Alfredson

 

Year 3   Homework         11.09.23

 

Well done to all the children for settling in so well to Year Three and Key Stage Two last week. We spent time getting to know each other through a range of activities to help us all feel that we are an important part of our Year Three class.

 

Our Learning:

Maths: We started our ‘Place Value topic.’ We represented and partitioned numbers to 100.

We used number lines up to 100 with different intervals and placed specific numbers on these. We used 100 squares and number lines to count in twos, fives, tens and twenties.

 

English: We wrote a recount of our holiday and planned writing about ourselves. We have looked at correct sentence structure including where we use capital letters in our writing. We are continuing with regular cursive handwriting work.

 

Examples of our other learning this week: In Science we looked at natural and man-made rocks. We talked about the formation of natural rocks. In Art we studied and compared the use of charcoal by the artists Laura McKendry and Edgar Degas. We then used some of their techniques in our own charcoal pictures. We have begun learning French. This week we studied the location of France, the French flag and where French is spoken around the world. In history we drew a time line on the playground by pacing out and marking 100 year intervals. We placed our KS1 historical knowledge on the timeline. We tried to count back to the beginning of the Stone Age (our new topic), but had to stop at the end of the field when we reached 21,700 BC!

 

Homework:

Homework is set every Monday. Please return this week’s homework by next Monday, 18th September in your homework folder.

 

Every week you will be set Maths and English, spellings and a subject based homework.

 

You can decorate your homework folder if you wish too, draw on it, or put stickers on it.

 

Reading: Please continue with your daily reading and please write a comment in your reading record book to show you have read. Please bring your reading book and yellow reading book to school every day, even if you haven’t finished your book. This will help us to track your progress.

 

Maths: Please play ‘Hit the Button’ to revise your two, fives and ten times tables. If you google ‘Hit the Button’ you will find the game. I have also put a link to the game on our class pageAs we have been working on counting on number lines, these skills will really help you when calculating intervals on a number line. Once you are on the web page if you click on Times Tables you can select each times table. Please do ‘hit the answer’ first.

 Link to Hit the Button:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

If you find these times tables easy please start learning your three, four and eight times tables. These are the times tables that we focus on in Year Three.

 

 

English:  Using the ‘My Proud Moments’ sheet please write six things that you are really proud of achieving, such as riding a bike or swimming a width. It can be anything that has made you feel proud and happy, in or out of school. Maybe there is something that you have taken a while to learn but have finally achieved it. You could also draw people who are proud of you. Please write six short sentences and illustrate them. Remember capital letters and full stops!

 

Science: Practical activity: When you are out with your family please can you look for natural rocks and man-made rocks (brick, concrete etc). Think about the places that you see each kind of rock and talk to an adult about why you would find them in that place.

 

Spellings: We are continuing to work on the ‘Sounds Write’ programme. Every week we will work on a new phoneme and the associated spellings in class. The following Monday, we will have a dictation in class incorporating these spellings, so you are using them in the correct context.

Our spellings this week are:

 

Phoneme

Spellings

a

cat

plait

meringue

salmon

guarantee

random

grab

acrobat

acronym

flat

flatter

flattest

 

Please name, date and complete all homework in HB and coloured pencils.

 

We look forward to seeing parents at Tuesday’s Curriculum meetings. If you are unable to attend, the information will be put on our class page after the meeting and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

 Thank you for all your support. We look forward to working with you this year.

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and Ms Alfredson.

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