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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Dorset

Year 3 Curriculum Map 2023-24

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Term 6 Week 2 smiley

 

Last Thursday was a beautiful day as Dorset set off by coach on our school trip to Kent Life.  We had two fascinating workshops on Roman Life. The first one was on Roman technology, where we used our teamwork skills to build a VERY straight Roman road and a working aqueduct.  The other was presented by a real Kitchen Slave who had been a Celt before she was sold to an important Roman.  She told us all about the new foods that the Romans introduced to Britain, including carrots and leeks. 

The Children also had plenty of time to explore Kent Life.  They loved the owls, donkeys and chickens, but the greatest excitement was seeing a proudly displaying peacock.  There were several hop pickers huts, near to the hops growing up the incredibly tall poles.

There was also an original 1950s fully furnished farmhouse that we were able to explore.  The children spotted mangles, twin tub washing machines and several old toys.  They were amazed to find that the privy was in the garden!  Everyone, it seemed, had a lovely day.

 

We have started our new text for the term, The Incredible Journey of Edward Tullane, in which a toy rabbit goes on both a physical and emotional journey.  More about this in the coming weeks.

 

In science, we have started our focus on Light and Shadows.  Dorset had an absorbing afternoon conducting several different experiments to discover more about the nature of light and how it behaves.  They were also able to explain the difference between light sources (ie the Sun) and light reflectors (ie the Moon).

 

 

Mrs Bentham, Mrs McGinley and Mrs Strudwick

Sports Day - Friday 28th June

On sports day the children will represent their continent team. We ask the children to come in dressed in a plain coloured t-shirt as listed below, with their usual PE shorts and trainers.

 

Below are the colours:

 

Yellow

Red

Blue

Green

White

Mary

Owen

James

Nahla

Jean

Annabel

Aiden

Aoife

Mylo

Danvi

Aydin

Joseph

Edward

Jethra

Marnie

Billy

Lucy

Harry

Danny

Joslyn

Ray

Eloise

Tanvi

Phoebe

Zayn

Scarlett

Mariam

Amalie

Charlotte

 

Home Learning Term 6  Week 2

Blue Spellings:

Blue spellings: prefixes dis-, mis-, un-

 

disappear

dishonest

dishearten

misbehave

misspell

mislead

untrained

unpick

 

Topic words

 

prediction

conquered

 

 

Red Spellings:

The r sound spelt wr

(Revision)

wrap

wrong

wrist

wrote

write

wrote

wriggle

wring

Topic words:

 

bulb

torch

 

 

 

 

Please continue to read with your children over the half term holiday to help them continue to build on this essential skill.

 

In addition, please find some spelling information to support your child at home: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/english/primary-spelling/

 

Also attached is a list of the 100 most common words that your child is expected to know how to spell by the end of Year 4 (please see attachment).

 

 

Times Tables Rockstars! 

To keep practising the multiplication taught in class, and challenging yourself to keep the ones you already know fresh, don’t forget to log into your Times Tables Rockstars account. 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Challenge yourself to beat your score, build your knowledge and watch your confidence sore, as you become a Rockstar!

Please ask your class teacher if you need replacement log in details.

Reading

Children should bring their Accelerated Reading Book to and from school each day. When they have finished reading, children are asked to complete a quiz before changing their book. 

https://global-zone61.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/6704864

We recommend children in Year 3 read for at least 20 minutes a day.  Parents please log your child's reading on the BOOM reader Parent Portal or by using the BOOM reader parent app on your tablet/mobile no more than once a week.

boomreader.co.uk/parents

 

Please note: pupil login details have changed slightly due to an upgrade that has taken place on the Accelerated Reader platform. Pupil login details (user name and password) should now be enter in all lower case (no capital letters at all). These login details are used each time your child quizzes a school reading book which carries an accelerated reading quiz code. 

 

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