We spend a lot of time getting children settled and familiar with new routines, and everyone is introduced to a range of new activities, and the new building.
On this page you can find out:
• what happens in Year 3
• what days the classes do PE, change books and go to the library
• how to find this week’s homework.
Year 3 children are at that lovely age when they can read lots of words by themselves but still love to be read to.
They still enjoy all the traditional stories but are ready to read and discover the wide range of excellent contemporary authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Enid Blyton, Lauren Child, Ronald Dahl, Dorothy Edwards, Dick King-Smith and Jill Murphy to name but a few.
The more your child reads with you and shares the creativeness of quality writing, the more their imagination will be fired and their ability to explore and communicate in the world will grow.
Your child might also love science books and travel books, books about animals or space! Please help them find what interests them and help them share it with you.
You can help your child by finding new ways to describe the same object or place, playing games such as finding as many different ways of saying “said, look or walk” by reselling the day’s events to another person in time order giving as much detail as possible.
Through their writing we will be showing your child how to write:
- Recounts such as diaries and letter.
- To retell stories such as fables and folk stories.
- To be able to write reports for science, history or geography.
- To study and research the lives of others in biographies.
Within these genre we will be embedding correct use of grammar including correct use of verbs to say whether an action happened in the past, is happening now or will happen in the future. We will be extending your child’s vocabulary to include adjectives and adverbs.
Each week I will choose two “Writers of the Week”. These children will then have their work published on the Pobble website so their work can be shared.
Each week children will be provided with a spelling list giving example words for a particular letter string, spelling rule or word part. Please encourage your child to learn these words at home.
We will be working on the Year 3 word list which is being sent out to you at the beginning of the Autumn term. Please help your child with these words at home, practice them while driving/ walking, sticking them on the fridge and making a game of spelling and putting them into sentences.
These are statutory word lists provided by the government and children must learn to read and spell the words below.
Extra things you can do to get involved are:
- Talk about time during the day, calculate how much time has passed, work out how long a TVs show is going to be
- Discuss the cost of your shopping and look at the ingredients on the packets, discuss the healthy options with them
- Grow some plants or vegetables talking about each part of the plant and how it develops
- Go on a hunt for different types of rocks and identify their names
- Draw things from photographs or real life using as many different drawing materials as you can find
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - BBS revision site.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies - BBC games and activities for young children