New! New! New! Reading bookmarks to help with reading comprehension have been sent home.  Please use them regularly.

Welcome to 3B

Our class teacher is Mrs Bones. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Kavanagh and Mrs Haidary.

Maths

This term in maths, we will be studying place value, addition and subtraction.  To see the methods we will be using go to: 

https://www.scotts.havering.sch.uk/statutory-information/maths/maths-calculation-methods

and look at the year 3 videos.

As we made you aware at our parent information morning, pupils in year 3 will be tested weekly on their times table knowledge including the inverse.

Eg.

4 x 5 = 20

20 ÷ 5 = 4

The children will be tested according to their needs.  In the back of the homework book, you will find a small table.  We shall tick off the table as they achieve a particular times table so that you know that the next one on the list (that which is not ticked) is the one that they should be focussing on when practising at home.

You can create your own times table including the inverse practise sheets at:  TimesTables.me.uk

You can also practise your times tables on the Purple Mash website (logins in your reading records).

English

Writing

In writing, we are using the book 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth'.  We have been focussing on instruction writing.

Reading

Guided Reading

In guided reading, we have almost come to the end of  'The BFG' written by Roald Dhal.  We shall be moving on to the classic story of 'Stig of the Dump'.  If children wish to bring in their own copies to use to follow with, they may.  Please ensure your child's name is written inside the front cover.

Reading at home with an adult

Please remember to sign your child's reading record.  Reading records shall be checked weekly. Reading records are now becoming full.  Please fill any spaces starting from the beginning of the record book.

 Spellings

Are you having trouble getting your child to learn their spellings?

Try this:

Use a one-minute timer to write a word as many times as possible in a minute.  Count the correct ones and record your answers so that children can see their progress.

Think of a clever mnemonics to help them to remember more difficult spellings.  We have had a go at this in class this week.  My personal favourite is for the spelling necessary.  It's necessary to have one collar and two sleeves on a shirt or Mrs Bones likes one coffee two sugars.

You can type in your child's spellings and create a printable word search at: https://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/words/search/make-your-own.shtml

If you have any creative ways of teaching spellings to your children, please share so that I can put your ideas on our website.  

Science

This term, we are studying rocks and soil.

 

Topic

In topic, we have moved on from the Stone Age and we are now studying the Iron Age.

 

Computing

We are starting a new topic in computing called 'We are Programmers'.  

 

This week's homework

You may wish to use the sheet below to practise your spellings. Look at the homework sheet so that you only practise the spellings that you need to.

PE

3B's PE days are Monday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor). Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every day.  Earrings should be removed on PE days.  However, if children have recently pierced their ears, please supply your child with plasters to put over their ears during the lesson.

Thank you.