Welcome to Willow Class!

Year 3

 

Class Teacher: Miss Wrightson

Support Staff: Mrs Ley, Miss Bolson, Miss Shimbles and Mrs Drake.

Welcome back everybody!

I hope you have all had a lovely holiday and are ready for our busy term.

 

Wednesday 21th March 2018 is our Class Assembly!

 

Spellings to be tested on 20/2/18

break

mystery

telescope

telephone

reappear

brake

pyramid

submerge

Literacy

This term we are looking closely at a magical story of flying frogs! This book has only pictures which will allow the children to use their imagination to write different parts of the story, create setting descriptions and write newspaper reports. We will continue to use subordinate clauses, adverbs, expanded noun phrases and similes to make our writing exciting. 

Maths

We are continuing to closely at the relationship between multiplication and division. We will be learning our 3,4,8 and 6 times tables. We will be using this knowledge to help us solve a range of different question styles and problems. We will even learn how to use the grid method.

 

 Topic

We are travelling to the Polar Regions! We will find out about explorers of the past, what they did, why they did it and what they found. We will look at what it takes to live there and what animals can live there. We will even be looking at some famous explorers such as Earnest Shackleton and what his impact was on the polar regions. We will also delve deeper into this topic and find out what it is like to be a famous explorer.

Science

Our Science topic is forces and magnets. Looking at the forces we use everyday and what are contact and non-contact forces.  We will be investigating what materials are magnetic and what forces we use every day. We will also be looking at different materials and deciding which one is the best to use to create a racetrack. 

  

PE

This half term is a range of different team games. Our P.E. days are Thursday and Friday.  We will be doing P.E. inside and outside this half term.

 Please ensure that your child has their full P.E. kit on both Thursday and Friday.

 

Homework

Homework will be topic based again this term and your child will be given 2-3 weeks to complete their project.  If you require any extra resources for their homework, please ask.

 

Please check planners for weekly spellings.

How can you help your child at home?

Your child should have a copy of their Maths Passports.  These passports are an indication of the mental maths facts your child is expected to know.  We will have time in class to work on these too. 

Please read with your child as often as possible.  Ask questions about the plot, characters and what they  think will happen.  Your child should also have a card with their username and password for access to BugClub which will be updated weekly.  You can support your child by helping them answers questions about the books.