Year 3

Week Commencing – 20th January

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have been working on dividing 2 digits by 1 digit, scaling up or down using multiplication or division and other multiplication and division problems.
  • English - We have been learning about different Greek myths. We read ‘Daedalus and Icarus’ and memorised the story in pairs, we wrote paragraphs in groups to explain the main events of the story in more detail and alternative endings to the story.
  •  Topic - We found out about the different Greek gods and goddesses. We chose a god or goddess to research and wrote a fact file about them.

To help your child at home;

Use books or the internet to find out more about Jewish food rules for next week’s RE lesson.

Week Commencing – 13th January

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have been multiplying and dividing 2 digits by 1 digit, using times table knowledge and just beyond.
  • English - We have been learning about different Greek myths. We read ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ and acted out part of the myth. We compared characters and thought about what each character would say. We used speech punctuation to show what the characters would say.
  • RE - We discussed some of the rules Jewish families have and the story behind the Ten Commandments.

To help your child at home;

Find out some information about Paul Klee’s style of painting for Art next week.

Week Commencing – 6th January

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have been comparing statements about multiplication and division, working out related calculations and multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit.
  • English - We have been reading the story of ‘Pandora’s Box’, retelling different parts of the story, dramatizing important sections and answering questions about the story.
  • PSHE - We discussed our Christmas holidays and goals/resolutions for the New Year.

To help your child at home;

Find out some information about different New Year’s traditions in different parts of the world.

Week Commencing – 9th December

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have continued multiplying and dividing by 3, 4 and 8, practising rapid recall of facts, problem solving and playing games to consolidate our learning. We designed and made our own board games to practise multiplication and division.
  • English - We continued reading our book ‘Stig of the Dump’, we watched the last episode of ‘Stig of the Dump’, we finished writing our own ‘Stig’ inspired short stories, edited and improved our writing.
  • Art - We created our own pictures of Mary inspired by images from traditional Christmas cards and portraits.

To help your child at home;

Use books or the internet to find pictures of Stone Age patterns for Art next week.

There will be no homework given this week or next. Children should learn their words for the nativity play, if they have a speaking part and the words of the songs.

Week Commencing – 2nd December

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have continued multiplying and dividing by 3, 4 and 8, practising rapid recall of facts, problem solving and playing games to consolidate our learning.
  • English - We continued reading our book ‘Stig of the Dump’, we watched the next episode of ‘Stig of the Dump’, we continued writing our own ‘Stig’ inspired short stories, edited and improved our writing.
  • Design and Technology - We looked at photograph frames, designed and planned making our own. Then we created our own frames from wood, adding a photograph and decorating the frames.

To help your child at home;

Use books or the internet to find out more about French Christmas traditions.

Please could costumes for our nativity ‘The Magical Christmas Jigsaw’ be in school for the week beginning 9th December. Thank you.

Week Commencing – 25th November

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have been multiplying and dividing by 4 and 8, using pictures and objects to work out and represent the answers.
  • English - We continued reading our book ‘Stig of the Dump’, we watched the next episode of ‘Stig of the Dump’, we planned and started to write our own ‘Stig’ inspired short stories.
  • Art - We made clay figurines inspired by Stone Age and Bronze age art work.

To help your child at home:

Practise multiplication and division facts, use the following websites http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm https://www.mathplayground.com/multiples.html pumpkin multiples https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_MeteorMultiplication.html meteor multiplication

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/index.html 3 , 4 or 8 times tables

Week beginning 2nd December we will be designing and making photo frames. We will need some photo frames to look at and compare (not too fragile) We will be looking at what they are made of, how they stand up and how the photographs are displayed in the frame.


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