Year 3 Preview Learning Archive

04 May 2021

In maths this week, we will be continuing our unit on fractions. We will be comparing fractions and looking at equivalent fractions.

You may wish to complete some of the questions on pages 22-26 in your Maths Workout book.

 

In year 3 you are expected to learn the 3, 4, 8 times tables so any additional practise at home would be brilliant. You may wish to use the following links below to support you in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Super Maths Bowling: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/504/Super-Maths-Bowling-Multiplication

 

 

In English this week, you will be planning and writing your own character description.

You will be using the descriptive language we have been focusing on in English over the past few lessons.

 

This week’s spellings are words with a short /u/ sound spelt with ‘ou’

 

  1. enough
  2. young
  3. touch
  4. double
  5. trouble
  6. country
  7. courage
  8. rough
  9. tough
  10. cousin

Many thanks for your continued support.

Miss Pruszewicz, Miss Farmery and Miss Carmichael

 


26 April 2021

 

In maths this week, we will be continuing our unit on fractions. You will be representing fractions on a number line and finding a fraction of an amount.

 

In year 3 you are expected to learn the 3, 4, 8 times tables so any additional practise at home would be brilliant. You may wish to use the following links below to support you in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Super Maths Bowling: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/504/Super-Maths-Bowling-Multiplication

In English this week, we will be describing different characters using our knowledge of expanded noun phrases. We will also be focusing on subordinating conjunctions and how these are different to coordinating conjunctions.

What are subordinating conjunctions? – BBC Bitesize

 

This week’s spellings are words with a short /u/ sound spelt with ‘o’

 

 

  1. woman
  2. wonder
  3. month
  4. govern
  5. brother
  6. another
  7. shovel
  8. above
  9. Monday
  10. discover

Many thanks for your continued support.

Miss Pruszewicz, Miss Farmery and Miss Carmichael

 


19 April 2021

Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely Easter break.

In maths this week, we will be continuing our unit on fractions. We will be focusing on fractions equivalent to one whole, recognising tenths and counting up and down in tenths.

In year 3 you are expected to learn the 3, 4, 8 times tables so any additional practise at home would be brilliant. You may wish to use the following links below to support you in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Super Maths Bowling: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/504/Super-Maths-Bowling-Multiplication

 

 

We will be starting a new English unit focusing on character descriptions. This week, we will be looking at the key features of effective character descriptions. We will also be looking at synonyms for different adjectives to help us improve our descriptions.

 

 

 

This week’s spellings are words ending in -ary

  1. library
  2. February
  3. dictionary
  4. boundary
  5. salary
  6. summary
  7. primary
  8. secondary
  9. ordinary
  10. necessary

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

Miss Pruszewicz, Miss Farmery and Miss Carmichael


22 March 2021

Maths:

This week in maths, we will be continuing our work on fractions. We will be exploring equivalent fractions of two quarters and one half. We will also be using our knowledge of halves, thirds and quarters to count in fractions.

 

In year 3 you are expected to learn the 3, 4, 8 times tables so any additional practise at home would be brilliant. You may wish to use the following links below to support you in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Super Maths Bowling: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/504/Super-Maths-Bowling-Multiplication

 

English:

In English this week, we will be continuing our rags to riches narrative unit. This week you will plan and write your own rags to riches narrative.

 

Spellings

This week’s spellings are words with a /sh/ sound spelt with ‘ch’

 

  1. chef
  2. chalet
  3. machine
  4. brochure
  5. crochet
  6. ricochet
  7. parachute
  8. moustache
  9. champagne
  10. chute

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

Miss Pruszewicz, Miss Farmery and Miss Carmichael


15th March 2021

 

This week in maths, we will be learning about fractions. We will be recognising and finding a quarter and a third of a shape, object or quantity.

What is a fraction? – BBC Bitesize

How to write fractions – BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrjjcmn

 

In year 3 you are expected to learn the 3, 4, 8 times tables so any additional practise at home would be brilliant. You may wish to use the following links below to support you in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Super Maths Bowling: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/504/Super-Maths-Bowling-Multiplication


In English this week, we will be boxing up our model text to learn from its structure.

We will also be focusing on how we can write a description of a setting using our senses. In grammar, we will be focusing on inverted commas and the present perfect tense.

 

 

 

This week the spellings focus on words ending in the /g/ sound spelt ‘gue‘ and the /k/ sound spelt ‘que

 

  1. league
  2. plague
  3. rogue
  4. vague
  5. fatigue
  6. unique
  7. antique
  8. mosque
  9. cheque
  10. technique

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Pruszewicz, Miss Farmery and Miss Carmichael


8th March 2021

 

This week in maths, we will be calculating the perimeter of simple 2D shapes.

The perimeter is the distance all the way around the outside of a 2D shape. To work out the perimeter, you need to add up the lengths of all the sides.

What is the perimeter? – BBC Bitesize

You may wish to complete question 1 on page 28 in your Maths Workout book where you will be calculating the perimeter of different shapes.

In year 3 you are expected to learn the 3, 4, 8 times tables so any additional practise at home would be brilliant. You may wish to use the following links below to support you in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Super Maths Bowling: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/504/Super-Maths-Bowling-Multiplication


In English over the next few weeks, we will focusing on rags to riches narratives. This week we will be exploring our model text by looking at the vocabulary and creating a story map. In grammar, we will be focusing on adverbs.

 

 

 

This week the spellings focus on adding the prefixes bi- (meaning ‘two’ or ‘twice’) and re- (meaning ‘again’ or back’)

 

  1. bicycle
  2. biplane
  3. bisect
  4. bilingual
  5. biannual
  6. reappear
  7. redecorate
  8. reapply
  9. repay
  10. rebuild

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Pruszewicz, Miss Farmery and Miss Carmichael


5th January 2021

 

Hello Year 3,

We hope you had a lovely Christmas break and are looking forward to returning to school. This term our topic is called ‘Eager Explorers’.

On Friday we have our Explorer day for our ‘Stunning Start’. We are looking forward to hearing about the research you have completed and seeing you all dressed up as your chosen explorer.

 

 

 

This week in maths we will be recapping units from last term including: place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You may wish to use your Maths Workout book to recap these units at home. In year 3 you are expected to learn the 3, 4, 8 times tables so any additional practise at home would be brilliant. You may wish to use the following links below to support you in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Super Maths Bowling: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/504/Super-Maths-Bowling-Multiplication

Remember you may wish to use arrays to support you in learning your times tables:

 

 

 

In English this term we will focusing on rags to riches narratives. Rag to riches stories focus on a character moving from a negative situation to a positive one. This may include character changes from sad to happy or rich to poor. This week we will start to create a text map for our model text. In grammar, we will be focusing on adverbs.

 

 

This week the spellings focus on words with short /i/ sound spelt with ‘y’.

  • myth
  • gym
  • Egypt
  • pyramid
  • mystery
  • hymn
  • system
  • symbol
  • lyric
  • typical

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Pruszewicz, Miss Farmery and Miss Carmichael


07 December 2020

Maths:

This week we will be focusing on learning the 8 times tables. Your child may wish to use the websites below to support them in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Multiplication and Division

This week in maths we will be focusing on recalling and using multiplication and division facts for the eight times tables.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvvsy9q

Your child may wish to complete the following pages in their Maths Workout book to support their learning:

Multiplying and dividing by 8:

-Page 14 question a/f

-Page 15 question 1

-Page 17 question 1

 

English:

In English this week, the children will be writing their own shape poetry. Also in English this week the children will be learning about how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Towards the end of the week, we will start a small unit of work focusing on a previous John Lewis Christmas advert ‘Moz the Monster’.

Spellings

Spellings this week are from the statutory year 3/4 spelling list:

  • believe,
  • appear,
  • often,
  • group,
  • beneath,
  • continue,
  • arrive,
  • women,
  • describe,
  • height

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Pruszewicz


30/11/20

Maths:

This week we will be focusing on learning the 4 times tables. Your child may wish to use the websites below to support them in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Multiplication and Division

This week in maths we will be focusing on recalling and using multiplication and division facts for the four times tables.

Your child may wish to complete the following pages in their Maths Workout book to support their learning:

To recap multiplying and dividing by 3:

-Page 14 question 2

-Page 18 question 4

Multiplying and dividing by 4:

-Page 15 question 1 (x4 section)

-Page 16 question 4

-Page 17 question 1 part 1

 

English:

In English this week, we will be completing a poetry comprehension. We will also be creating a shape poetry together as a class. At the end of the week, the children will be researching information about an animal of their choice, ready to plan their own shape poetry.

 

In grammar, we will be recapping the possessive apostrophe for singular and plural nouns. We will also be learning about prepositions. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zw38srd

Spellings

This week the spellings focus on creating adverbs using the suffix –ly:

  • truly,
  • duly,
  • wholly,
  • fully,
  • daily,
  • publicly,
  • dryly,
  • slyly,
  • shyly,
  • coyly

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Pruszewicz


23/11/20

Maths:

This week we will be focusing on learning the 3 times tables. Your child may wish to use the websites below to support them in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Multiplication and Division

In maths we will be starting our new unit on multiplication and division. This week we will be recapping dividing by 5 and 10. We will also be focusing on recalling multiplication and division facts for the 3 times tables.

English:

In English this week the children will be editing their writing to ensure they have included the key features of instructions. They will then be publishing their instructions into their Star Write book. Towards the end of the week we will be starting our new unit, looking at shape poetry.

In grammar, we will be looking at using the possessive apostrophe for singular and plural nouns.

Spellings

 

This week the spellings focus on creating adverbs (when the root word ends in ‘ic’ or ‘al’):

  • basically,
  • frantically,
  • dramatically,
  • magically,
  • tragically,
  • comically,
  • actually,
  • accidentally,
  • occasionally,
  • eventually

16th November 2020

Maths:

This week we will be focusing on learning the 8 times tables. Your child may wish to use the websites below to support them in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Addition and Subtraction

This week in maths we will be focusing on using the inverse to check our answers. We will also be looking at estimating calculations. We will be finishing our addition and subtraction unit in maths this week. Your child may wish to look at any addition and subtraction questions that they have not completed yet in their Maths Workout book (p8-13).

English:

 

In English this week we will be innovating our model text and writing a set of instructions as a class. We will be focusing on including imperative verbs, fronted adverbials, sub-headings and bullets points.

 Spellings

 

Our spellings for this week focus on creating adverbs when the root word ends in ‘le’:

 

  • gently,
  • simply,
  • humbly,
  • nobly,
  • horribly,
  • terribly,
  • possibly,
  • incredibly,
  • comfortably,
  • probably

9th November

Maths:

This week we will be focusing on learning the 4 times tables. Your child may wish to use the websites below to support them in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Addition and Subtraction

This week in maths we will be looking at adding and subtracting two three-digit numbers using the column method.

You may wish to complete the following questions in your Maths Workout book:

-Page 8 question 4

-Page 10 question 2 and 4b

-Page 13 question 4

 

English:

In English this week we will be looking at the key features of instructions. We will also be boxing up our model text to learn from its structure.

In grammar, we will be looking at subordinating conjunctions (because, although, while, when, if, since).

The website below is useful for explaining what subordinating conjunctions are: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3#:~:text=A%20subordinating%20clause%20is%20a,to%20another%20clause%20or%20sentence.

Spellings

 

Our spellings for this week focus on creating adverbs using the suffix –ly (When the root word ends in ‘Y’ and has more than one syllable):

  • happily,
  • angrily,
  • lazily,
  • easily,
  • busily,
  • greedily,
  • messily,
  • wearily,
  • cheekily,
  • clumsily

 


19th October 2020

Maths:

This week we will be focusing on learning the 8 times tables. Your child may wish to use the websites below to support them in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Addition and Subtraction

In maths this week, we will be adding and subtracting three-digit numbers and two-digit numbers using the column method.

English:

In English this week, the children will be planning and then writing their own diary entry. The children will then be editing their work to ensure it includes the key features from our toolkit.

In grammar, we will be looking at possessive apostrophes.

 

Spellings

 

In spellings this week we will be recapping the spellings that we have learnt so far this term.

 


12th October 2020

Maths:

This week we will be focusing on learning the 4 times tables. Your child may wish to use the websites below to support them in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Addition and Subtraction

This week in maths we will be adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers and hundreds. We will also be using the column method to support us with addition and subtraction calculations.

Your child may wish to complete the following pages in their Maths Workout book to support their learning:

-Page 8 question 3

-Page 9 question 1

-Page 12 question 4

-Page 13 question 1a

English:

In English this week we will continue to create a text map for our class text. We will be creating a tool kit for diary entries and identifying the key features within our model text. We will also be boxing up the text to learn from its structure.

In grammar, we will be looking at subordinate conjunctions. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3

 

Spellings

Our spellings for the week are homophones and near homophones.

Homophone: a word that’s pronounced the same as another word but has a different spelling and meaning.

Near homophone: a word which is pronounced almost the same as another word but has a different spelling and meaning.

  1. berry
  2. bury
  3. brake
  4. break
  5. meet
  6. meat
  7. ball
  8. bawl
  9. fair
  10. fare

If possible, please can your children bring in a cardboard box for our topic work next Thursday.

Thank you!


Week Commencing 5th October 2020

Maths:

This week we will be focusing on learning the 3 times tables. Your child may wish to use the websites below to support them in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Addition and Subtraction

This week in maths we will be focusing on adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers and tens involving an exchange. For example: 176 + 40 or 321 – 70

English:

In English this week we will be publishing our own narratives with a moral into our Star Write books. We will then start our new English unit, focusing on diary entries. To learn about the features and structure of a diary entry, we will begin to create a text map for our model text. We will be looking at a couple of key features of diary entries including pronouns and writing in the past tense.

Spellings

Our spellings for the week are homophones and near homophones.

Homophone: a word that’s pronounced the same as another word but has a different spelling and meaning.

Near homophone: a word which is pronounced almost the same as another word but has a different spelling and meaning.

  1. here
  2. hear
  3. heel
  4. heal
  5. main
  6. mane
  7. mail
  8. male
  9. knot
  10. not

 


Week Commencing 28th September

Maths:

This week we will be focusing on learning the 8 times tables. Your child may wish to use the websites below to support them in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Addition and Subtraction

During maths this week we will be focusing on addition and subtraction. We will start by looking at adding and subtracting three-digit numbers and ones. We will then start to look at adding and subtracting three-digit numbers and tens.

Your child may wish to complete the questions below in their Maths Workout book:

-Question 1 on page 8

-Question 2 on page 9

-Question 1 on page 11

-Question 4a, b, d, e on page 11

 

English:

In English this week we will finish writing our class shared write.

The children will then plan and write their own narrative with a moral.

 

Spellings

Our spellings this week focus on words with the sound /ur/ spelt with ear:

Earth, early, learn, heard, earn, pearl, search, unearth, earl, rehearse

 


 

Week commencing 21/9/20

Maths:

This week we will be focusing on learning the 4 times tables. Your child may wish to use the websites below to support them in learning these:

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Place Value

During maths this week we will be looking at ordering numbers to 1000, counting forwards and backwards in 50s and also representing numbers on a number line to 1000.

Your child may wish to complete page 2 and 5 in their Maths Workout book to support their learning.

English:

In English this week we will be continuing to look at narratives with a moral.

We will be starting to write our own narrative with a moral as a class focusing on specific features we have covered over the past two weeks including: expanded noun phrases, adverbs, conjunctions, preposition and inverted commas.

Spellings

Our spellings this week focus on words with the long vowel sound /a/ spelt with ai: straight, campaign, contain, brain, faint, waist, claim, praise, complaint, afraid


Week commencing 14/9/20

Maths:

This week we will be focusing on learning the 3 times tables. Your child may wish to use the websites below to support them in learning these:

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Place Value

This week your child will be identifying 1, 10, 100 more or less than a given number.

They will also be focusing on comparing and ordering numbers up to 1,000.

English:

In English this week we will be continuing to look at narratives with a moral.

We will be looking at some of the specific features used in our class model text. This will include: inverted commas, conjunctions and preposition.

Spellings

Our spellings this week focus on words with the long vowel sound /a/ spelt with ey: hey they obey grey prey whey survey convey disobey purvey


Week commencing 7/9/20

Maths:

This week we will be recapping the 2, 5, 10 times tables which the children would have learned in Year 2.

Your child may wish to have a look on the websites below to support them in learning these:

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Place Value

We will be starting to look at the place value of each digit in a three-digit number using concrete resources.

The children will be encouraged to write numbers up to 1000 in both numerals and words. The children will also be focusing on counting in multiples of 100.

English

We will be focusing on narratives with morals (fables). We will create a text map for our model text ‘The Fox and the Raven’ to help us learn from the structure and features. We will be recapping expanded noun phrases and adverbs from Year 2.

Spellings

Our spellings this week focus on words with the long vowel sound /a/ spelt with ei: eight, eighth, eighty, weight, neighbour, vein, veil, beige, sleigh, freight