Welcome to the Year 3 Class page!

New to KS2 Information leaflet

This term our line of enquiry is….

Where do I hope to go? 

 

Our Power of Reading text is, A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino

We will be using this text to explore the features of diaries, letters and newspaper articles.

This half term we will be learning about the UK and Europe.

As Geographers, we will learn: 

  • To compare populations between countries in the United Kingdom (re-cap UK countries and capital cities).  
  •  To locate and name main landmarks and physical features of the UK (eg. Stonehenge, Edinburgh Castle, River Severn, Ben Nevis etc.)
  • To name and locate different countries in Europe
  • To identify similarities and differences between   different countries and their people in Europe (eg. Population/language/culture)  
  • To name and locate geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics (focus on European landmarks)

We will complete our learning by creating a travel brochure about Europe. This will give us the opportunity to demonstrate our learning.

  

Reading

This term the children will be engaging in a range of fiction and non-fiction  texts, where possible linking into our Power of Reading book. We are practising our VIPERS reading skills, focusing this term on the retrieval and inference domains. Our author of the half term is Joe Todd-Stanton. We will be learning about about the author’s books and exploring them in fun and exciting ways.

 

At Northfield St Nicholas, we love to read!

Every child will take home a school reading book that is linked to their reading assessment. These booked are changed regularly.

Remember to read at least 3 times a week at home and record this in your school reading log, to show your class teacher.

Every week children have the opportunity to visit our school’s ‘Lost Library’

During their weekly library sessions children can change their existing library books. These are taken home for them to enjoy in their home setting!

Remember to bring your library book to school on your library day so you can change it!

Word of the Day!

Our words for this term are:

Wellbeing 

Nutritious 

Frequently 

Saviour 

Frail 

Disguise 

Castaway 

Solitary 

Contemplate 

Considerate 

Exceptional 

Whimper 

Disturbance 

Wander 

Memorable 

Randomly 

Scatter 

Disorderly 

Havoc 

Hesitantly 

 

Devastate 

Panic-stricken 

Deserted 

Gaze 

Steadily 

Sweltering 

Affordable 

Exceedingly 

Destination 

Glorious 

Arrange 

Wholeheartedly 

Jubilant 

Patiently 

climate 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you be a word wizard? Try to write a sentence for  these words!

 

Northfield St Nicholas’ Reading Race!

Every Wednesday is Reading Wednesday!

We are challenged to read every Wednesday with someone at home that can record it in our reading book logs. The class with the most pupils that have read will win the race!

The winners will be announced each week and the winning classes are moved along the reading race and receive a bonus playtime!

At the end of the term the first class to reach the end of the reading race will win a treat/prize!

 

Writing

At Northfield St. Nicholas we teach our English curriculum through high quality texts. The texts we use link directly to our lines of enquiry and support our learning in other areas of the curriculum. We introduce a new book every half term.

The children explore the text, page by page, over the half term and engage with it in a variety of ways. We use lots of drama to support us and take lots of photos – keep checking back to see what we have been up to!

We will be improving our knowledge of grammar and parts of speech, as we learn to write different types of sentences.  We put what we have learnt into practice, with a ‘Big Write’.

Please continue to support your child at home with spelling and handwriting practise.

 

Maths

At Northfield, we adopt a Mastery approach during our lessons. Daily, children will engage in four maths sessions, times tables/maths discussion, maths lesson and maths workout.

Times tables!

Don’t forget to practise your times tables at home! Here are some great ways to do so:

Remember to collect coins on ‘Times table Rock stars!’ Remember it is a competition between each class!

Click here

Don’t forget to use the PiXL times tables app!

Click here

 

Key Dates:

 

This half term, children in Year 3 will have the opportunity to have swimming lessons, every Thursday.

 

They will need:

  • appropriate swimwear
  • swimming goggles
  • a swimming hat
  • a towel

 

We will have our PE lessons on a Tuesday and will need to be in our kit .

Links to help at home:

https://vocab.pixl.org.uk/Vocabulary.html

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/41117

https://www.timestables.co.uk/https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/supermovers

https://www.math-exercises-for-kids.com/math-4.htm

https://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

https://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/