Welcome to Term 4
Welcome back and we hope that you all had a good half-term break. It was lovely to see the children and their enthusiasm back on Monday morning. We have started a new book in English with the interesting title of 'Oliver and the Seawigs', by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre. This week, we have read a few chapters, written a character description of Oliver, the main character, revised the four sentence types and decided what Oliver would need to pack in his rucksack to be able to go on an adventure to find his mysteriously disappeared parents. In Maths, we have begun a new unit on fractions and we have learnt the difference between a unit fraction and a non-unit fraction. In science, we have investigated non- contact forces by using a selection of magnets. We discovered that if you hold opposite poles near each other they pull towards each other through magnetic attraction, and if you place the same poles together you get magnetic repulsion as they push apart from each other. Finally, in Art & DT, we are beginning a new, exciting project on greenhouses, in which we will be building our own mini-greenhouses and using them to grow tomato seeds! So far we have looked at different designs and thought about the purpose of greenhouses.
PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Well done for everyone for remembering to bring your kits in. You all looked vey smart and ready for sporting action.
Spellings on a Wednesday.
Mrs Bentham, Mrs McGinley and Mrs Strudwick
Home Learning Term 4 Week 1
In Year 3, the year spelling is set into two groups: red and blue. We will have a weekly test the following Wednesday. Here are the spelling words for next week for each group:
Red (taught by Mrs McGinley):
Adding the suffixes -er or -est
If a word ends in a short vowel sound (a,e,i,o,u) + a consonant, double the consonant before adding -er or -est
Blue (taught by either Dr Wilson or Mrs Nash):
Suffix - ian and revision of -tion
In addition, please find some 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).
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.
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.
Children should bring their Accelerated Reading Book to and from school and home each day. Children are asked to change their book when it is finished using the guidance and support provided by the teaching team within the class.
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.
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.