Year 3 have had a fantastic start to the Spring Term. The children have been thoroughly enjoying our new Topic ‘Alive’ which started off with ‘Funny Bones Friday’.
Look at our photos to see what we got up to!
Our class book this term is ‘The Iron Man’.
During guided reading the children participate in class discussions in relation to how the characters may be feeling, making predictions of what might happen next and exploring new vocabulary. It would be great if you could ask your child some comprehension questions when reading with them at home.
This might include:
– Can you find a word in the text that means the same as…?
– Why do you think that the author used the word… to describe…?
– Can you find me an adjective/verb/adverb?
– What do you think…. means? Why do you think that?
– When / where is this story set? How do you know?
– What is the main point in this paragraph?
These questions can also be used to support your child with writing their three comments about a book they have read in their diary.
Children have their spelling test on a Monday. Their spellings each week incorporate some of the statutory year 3/4 spellings. It is also important to ensure that your child is confident in spelling the statutory year 1/2 words.
Each week in Maths we have a designated times table that we focus on. This week we will be focusing on the 4 times tables. Children in Year 3 need to know their 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the end of Year 3. It would be great if you could support your child in becoming fluent in recalling random multiplication facts. The children should learn their times tables in the format of ‘1 times 3 is 3, 2 times 3 is 6’ up to 12 x 3.
Over the past few weeks we having been focusing on a rags to riches narrative. The children have been learning about a range of grammatical techniques to help make their writing more descriptive. These include: adjectives, verbs, fronted adverbials, coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
Thank you for your continual support.
Miss Pruszewicz, Mrs Parry and Miss Farmery.