19th - 23rd September 2022

Highlights of the week:

In English this week, we continued to look at ‘Stone Age Boy’. We looked at how we can develop our sentence structure by including fronted adverbials within our writing. We then used this new skill in our writing and wrote postcards as if we were ‘the boy’ in the Stone Age.

Year 3 Book pic
In Maths this week, we have been looking at number lines. We have been placing numbers on the number lines up to 1000. For this, we needed to work out the intervals between each number so we could see what the number line was counting up in. This knowledge helped us at the end of the week when we were estimating missing numbers on the number line.

This week in Phonics we looked at /-ey/ as in monkey. The class have shown great understanding in how to use the new phonics scheme and have practiced saying, reading and writing the daily sounds. They have also practised writing these in their handwriting sessions to cement their understanding of the spellings of these words.

Our enquiry question for this term is ‘How do we know about what happened long ago?’ We started this topic by looking at the Stone Age.

In History, we looked at different artefacts and we made predictions on what they were used for in the Stone Age and if they reminded us of everything we use today. We then sketched the different artefacts in our History books.

During our Science lessons this week, we became geologists. We learnt all about the three main types of rocks (Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic). We learnt about how the different types of rock are formed. We then set up an experiment to see what happens when you put the different types of rocks in water. We have left them to see what happens.

Year 3 Rocks pic

In computing, we looked at adverts that you find on the internet. We discussed the concept of targeted advertisements and how adverts are not always as good as they seem.

Home learning:

● Please make sure you are reading with your child at least four times a week and commenting on their reading in their reading record book.
● Your child has come home with a list of spellings, which we will practice on Fridays. Please can you support your child with learning these during the week. Some fun ways to practice spellings are: rainbow writing, bubble writing, look-cover-write-check, sensory writing, chanting, singing etc…
● Now we have Times Tables Rockstars, please support your child to access it online. It is recommended that children play TTRS for 5 minutes a day for maximum impact.

● PE days for Year 3 are Wednesdays and Fridays.
● Our library days are on Thursdays, please can you make sure your child has their library book to return or renew. We have a few overdue books, please could you look for these at home, so your child can take home a new book.