World Book Day! 7th March 2019
We all thoroughly enjoyed world book day. The class dressed up as a book character and the day was filled with reading and book related activities. What's more, a camera crew from ITV news came into our classroom and filmed us as we worked! The children were very lucky to be allowed to choose a new book to take home. Most of Year 3 wanted to spend the day reading their new book!
The day was fantastic fun and it was wonderful for all the children and staff to share their favourite books and talk about their love of reading.
Year 3 Spring Term
This term, up until Easter, we will be learning about Heroes and Villains!
What makes a hero a hero? Why do villains behave in such a despicable way? We will be learning about heroes and villains real and imagined by reading stories, sharing our ideas and knowledge and discovering how we can be inspired by our favourite heroes.
From September 2018, Year 3 will be taught by the class teacher, Miss Malein (covering Miss Boraston) and the excellent Teaching Assistant, Mrs Edgar.
We are excited to be working with Year 3 and look forward to getting to know all the children.
Information for children and parents:
Children are expected to read every day at home. Please sign your child's reading record if you have heard them read to you. Please talk about what they are reading by asking questions (guidance on the sorts of questions is below). This helps your child to think about how well they understand what they are reading and to give them practise in explaining their ideas.
Reading books should be brought into school every day so that records can be checked and books can be changed. Children do independent reading and reading with an adult during the week so must have their current school reading book with them everyday.
PE is on Thursdays and Fridays (Spring Term 1). PE kits must be in school all week so that there is the option to do physical activity at other times, in addition to PE on Fridays. PE kits should be brought into school at the start of the week and taken home at the weekend.
In Year 3, we currently have a session on PE taught by Miss Malein (netball) and street dance lessons delivered by Lee and Lucy from TGS.
Every child has a green home learning book. This book contains the homework set for the term. Home learning is shared on a Friday so children must bring their books in on a Wednesday so that the books are in school ready.
Homework comes in two parts:
- Daily tasks - reading, spelling, times tables facts
- Weekly tasks based upon our current topic (e.g. writing, drawing, researching, making etc.)
This term's homework can be found below
Supporting your child's reading
Here are some ideas of questions to ask your child about what they are reading.
Choose a few questions to ask at each stage of reading: before they start reading, during and after they have finished the book.
Before reading the book:
• What do you think this story will be about?
• What might happen in the story?
• What genre will this story be? E.g. fantasy, comedy, horror.
• What do we call the writing on the back of the book? (Blurb) or What does the blurb tell us?
During the reading of the book:
• What has happened so far? Is it what you expected to happen?
• What might happen next?
• How do you think the story might end?
• Who is your favourite character? Why?
• Who is the character you like least? Why?
• Find two sentences which describe the setting.
• Is the plot fast or slow moving? Find some evidence in the text, which supports your view.
At the end of the book:
• Which part of the story is your favourite / least favourite? Why?
• Would you change any part of the story? How?
• Would you change any of the characters? How?
• Which part of the story was the funniest, scariest, saddest, and happiest? Find some evidence in the text to support your opinion.
• Would you like to read another book by this author? Why?
• Does your opinion of this character change during the story? How? Why?
• If you met one of the characters from the story, what would you say to him / her?
• Find 2 things the author wrote about this character that made him / her likeable or unlikeable?
Below are practice sheets for spelling in Year 3.
Children follow the instructions:
- Look at the word,
- Say the word,
- Cover the word up,
- Write the word (no peeking!),
- Check the word has the correct spelling.
Maths Links and Games
Having learned about democracy as part of our British Values, we held a vote to choose our prize for winning the Behaviour Treat day !
Democracy is important in our country-something we have the Ancient Greeks to thank for! We enjoyed using a democratic vote to choose our treat.
Working together to pass quickly and aaccurately.
Keep your eye on the ball!
Working together only works well when we communicate well, support each other and have fun!