Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Year 3 Curriculum - Spring

Year 3 - Curriculum Newsletter
We hope you find this letter informative, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher if you have any questions relating to the curriculum.

Our expectation at Broadford is that every child should do the following every night:
  • 5 minutes reading to an adult and note in the reading record
  • 15 minutes practising spellings
  • 15 minutes rehearsing times tables facts (including multiplication and division)
If children would like to attempt an additional challenge, we have a new Worldly Wise challenge for the Autumn Term. There will be more detailed information to follow regarding this.

Spellings will be given out on Mondays. The children should practise their words every evening. We encourage the children to write their words in sentences on the back of their homework sheet. Their spelling test will take place on Fridays. 

Rockstar Times Tables:
Children will be completing their times tables daily in school at the start of each maths lesson. Please practise times tables with your children at home. They all have passwords and access to the Rockstars app or alternatively they could simply practise writing their times tables out. They take part in a ‘Sound Check’ every Friday morning which involves their test taking place.

Curriculum Information
We have included a summary of the topics which the children will be covering this half term. If you have any questions about the topics being covered, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Taylor

Year 3 Leader

Spring Term

1st Half Term
2nd Half Term
Guided Reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation
Science-fiction stories
Explanation texts
Guided reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation
Mystery stories
Non-chronological reports
Please fill in the reading journal after hearing your child read.
For a good selection of childrens books visit the local library. Also Mybookblog can be accessed from home with your children's individual usernames and passwords.
Rockstars timetables
Place value
Data Handling
Rockstars times tables
Solving Problems with addition and subtraction
Rockstars and MyMaths can be accessed from home with the children’s individual usernames/passwords.
Select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs. Including collecting, analysing and presenting data and information.
Making things happen in a sequence, creating simple animation and simulation-Scratch
Earth Rocks!
Looking at the different types of rocks and investigating their characteristics.
You could visit the Science Museum. Admission is free. Located at Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.
What makes the earth angry?
What makes the Earth angry?

Faith - Religious Figures
Faith - Religious Figures
PE will usually be on Wednesday, but this can vary. Please ensure your child brings in their kit and leaves it in school.
Three Little Birds
Listening and appraising the song as well as singing, playing, improvising and composing.
The Dragon Song
Listening and appraising the song as well as creating a performance.
Experimenting with different effects and textures and using a colour vocabulary.
Getting on and falling out
Getting on and falling out

Natural History Museum - 28th January 2019

Maths Stay & Learn -
Tuesday 14th January 9-9.30 am
Mystery Workshop - Date to TBA

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