Year Three

 
Welcome to Year 3!

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Literacy

When we come back after our break, our new story for two weeks is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!



We will be completing two pieces of writing. The children will be given the opportunity to write about the day in the life of an Oompa Loompa and also writing a recipe for their own gobstopper! Our Literacy work will link nicely with our new topic for this half term. The children will have a wide range of learning opportunities to discover the world of chocolate. It will also include their own enterprise project!


Maths

Knowledge of times tables is important. Please make sure you are rehearsing your times tables regularly so that you know them. The times tables that we will be focussing on in Year 3 will be the 3 x 4 x and 8 x table. There will be a review of the 2 x 5 x 10 x and 11 x tables as well, so make sure you practice those as well.
This half term will focus largely on multiplication and division and therefore it is vital that you are completing your times table task in the morning and your times table homework. We will also be looking at fractions, measurement and we will also pay another visit to place value.

Science

It's all about rocks, rocks and rocks this half term! We will be looking at the different types of rocks and how they are formed. We will also be comparing and grouping together different kinds of rocks, based on their appearance and simple physical properties. There will be an opportuntity to discover the world of fossils and describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock. Finally, we will be recognising that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.


Homework
Please remember all homework must be completed and handed in on a Thursday. Daily reading is also part of the weekly homework. Please make sure your child's reading diary is signed each day.