Year 3

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What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 5)

English: Biographies

Year 3 have started exploring biographies this week.  We’ve explored the biographies of famous people such as Roald Dahl, JK Rowling and Anne Frank, and learnt about the features that this text type has. The children have created questions that they think would be useful to find out about, and next week we will start researching famous figures from Brighton in Georgian times.

Maths:  Statistics

Pictograms and data have been the focus for this week as we begin to explore statistics.  We’ve analysed and interpreted pictograms and begun to think of questions to ask about the data they represent.  Towards the end of the week, the children will be creating their own charts based on data gathered on birthdays.

At home you can: Talk about tables that you might find in real life – such as football league tables, weight conversion tables in cooking books – and discuss the information they show.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Home learning this week celebrates Number Day (7th February). We are sending suggestions for number challenges that the children can tackle at home.

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 4)

English: ‘The Mousehole Cat’

The children have been writing their own Storm Animal story based on 'The Mousehole Cat'.  We’ve used conjunctions, prepositions and powerful verbs to help us write descriptively and imaginatively.

Maths:  Money

This week we’ve explored money using interactive games and physical resources, as well as recording our learning in books.  We’ve focused on the relationship between money and place value and added and subtracted amounts using bar models and the column method.

At home you can: Take opportunites to talk about how money is used, change given and amounts added up.

Home Learning ideas for next week

We are learning all about biographies in our next English unit and for homework over the next couple of weeks we are asking the children to research a family member, interview them briefly and write a short biography of them.

 

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 3)

English: ‘The Mousehole Cat’

We have been planning our own version of the story using a ‘story mountain’ and chunking the story into 5 main parts – the beginning, build up, problem, resolution and ending.  The children have all created their own ’storm animal’ and used adjectives and adverbs to describe its qualities.  We have continued to focus on subordinate conjunctions to develop multi clause sentences and are beginning to introduce the rules of punctuating direct speech.

At home you can: (orally) practise improving sentences, with description and extra information.

Maths:  Multiplication and division.

We have been finishing the unit by looking at scaling and applying our skills in one and two step word problems.  We have learnt 2 different techniques to help tackle division with numbers. The first is where we use multiples of the divisor and the second is using a number line.

At home you can: Ask your child to explain how to divide 2 digit numbers, or ask them to teach you how to do it using a method they have learned.

Home Learning ideas for next week

We are learning all about biographies in our next English unit; for homework over the next couple of weeks we are asking the children to research a family member, interview them briefly and write a short biography of them.

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 2)

English: ‘Mousehole Cat’

We have been exploring the text and writing descriptive passages based on the illustrations, using our 5 senses.  We are also working on creating mulit clause sentences using subordinate conjunctions.

At home you can: Talk about the story and who the main characters are. What happens to them? What is the main problem in the story? How is it resolved?

Maths:  Multiplication and division

We have been learning about the expanded method of column multiplication.

At home you can: Practise your times tables, especially focusing on what happens when a number is made 10 times bigger eg. 2 x 8 =16,     20 x 8 = ?

Home Learning ideas for next week

What do you know about the Royal Pavilion? In preparation for our trip find some facts to share with the class.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 6)

English: Poetry

We have been writing poetry using onomatopoeia, similes and personification.  We have been working hard to edit and publish our poems for an audience.

At home you can: Practise giving and following sequences of instructions for our next unit of work.

Maths:  Addition and Subtraction

We have been multiplying and dividing using related facts, while also learning and representing different ways to multiply and share.  We have focused on the 4x table and 8x tables this week, using doubling to help us.

At home you can: Continue to practise and learn your times tables.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 2)

English: Non-Fiction texts about Stonehenge

We have been researching information about Stonehenge (why it was made, how it was built etc.) and grouping our information into pargaraphs.  We will then be writing own non-fiction report about it.

At home you can: What ‘sound effects’ can we make up using things we find at home?

Maths:  Addition and Subtraction

We have been adding and subtracting increasingly difficult numbers up to three digits, exchanging and regrouping using written methods.  We have also been using estimating and inverse calculations to check our answers.

At home you can: Continue practising adding and subtracting or research and write your own non-fiction report.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 5)

English: Transition unit based on a range of books

We have been:

Beginning our ‘Adventure Stories’ unit of work focussed on the text ‘Stone Age Boy’.  We’ve read the story, made predictions and mapped out the plot in clear parts.

Maths:  Addition and Subtraction

We have been:

Adding and subtracting one digit numbers from three digits numbers.  Sometimes we have used our knowledge of number bonds and sometimes we have used place value counters to represent moving and exchanging between tens and ones.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Mathletics homework to practise place value, addition and subtraction.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 4)

English: Transition unit based on a range of books

We have been:

Reading a range of books based on the theme of caring and friendship, reflecting on how we behave towards others and how we would like to be treated.

Maths:  Place Value

We have been:

Looking at how numbers are made and what each digit represents.  We’ve used this to count in 5, 10 and 50 and solve a range of problems.  We have also been working on our explaining and reasoning skills to justify our ideas.

Home Learning ideas for next week

See English homework on word classes.