Welcome to Year 3!
We have had a fantastic start and everyone is very excited about some of the amazing things we are going to be doing.
This term in Maths we are going to be focusing on Addition and Subtraction.
We will be learning to add 3-digit numbers to 2-digit numbers using column addition, use column subtraction, estimate the answers to questions, and solve missing number problems.
We will continue to practice the Year 2 times tables this year: 2s 5s and 10s, as well as learning our Year 3 times tables: 3s 4s and 8s.
Each child has been sent home with a username and password for Prodigy. This is a game that aims to consolidate and extend children's mathematical understanding. Children that had the opportunity to try this last year have thoroughly enjoyed it. Over the Summer holidays, one year group alone managed to answer nearly 5000 maths questions between them! A fantastic result, one that sparked the children's imagination, developed children's knowledge and understanding, and provided a wealth of data and feedback to teachers.
This term in Literacy we are going to start by looking at a number of books by the author and illustrator: Micheal Foreman. If you have any books by Foreman, please feel free to send them in and we can look at them together as a class.
SPaG: Spellings will be going home in homework every Wednesday, we also have 3 spelling lessons time tabled a week. Punctuation this year will be focused on Speech Marks, commas, apostrophes, as well as continuing to use capital letters, full stops, question marks, and exclamation marks. Grammar this year will focus on improving our use of adverbs and adjectives, using conjunctions to add more detail to our sentences, and identifying prepositions.
Our topic this term is: Countries, Climates and Cultures.
This topic is heavily focused on Geography, particularly rivers, mountains and coasts. We will also be practicing our map skills, alongside learning about other cultures in the world.
If you have any specialities, jobs, artefacts etc. that you think may be interesting or useful in class in regards to this topic, please don't hesitate to let Mr. Benham know. We are always keen for children to experience the most interactive, hands-on approach to learning that they can.