Year 3

Year 3 class is taught by Mr. Ben Boisseau.

        Teaching and learning is supported by Mrs. T Ould, Mrs. Alison Osborne, and Miss Emma Latus.

Please come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.

Spring term 2 2020

The Boy Who Grew Dragons

This term we are looking to the mythical world of Dragons! We will be studying various dragon stories from around the world, including Krak the Polish dragon and St George and the dragon. Reading will be taught through our core text: ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’ by Andy Shepherd.

Literacy

We will be studying our core text, ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’. Children will have the opportunity to first learn the story, then they will be able to adapt it themselves. We will be looking at writing a dragon explorers diary to finish the term.

Maths

As mathematicians, we will focus on statistics and measurement for the first three weeks. This will include measuring length, adding and subtracting lengths, and perimeter. Following this, we will look at fractions unit and non-unit fractions.

Science

We will continue to look at the human body and animals, then move onto magnets and forces.

PE

Children will have two PE sessions each week - please make sure your child has their PE kit in school every Wednesday and Friday.

COMPUTING

The children will be learning to use chrome books, creating and storing documents on a cloud based server.

MFL

Year 3 will continue with their Spanish lessons this term.

HOME LEARNING

In year 3, children need to read as much as possible. All children are expected to read at home most nights for 10 - 15 minutes either to themselves or with an adult. This could be their school reading book, listening to a story read by someone else or sharing a favourite book. All are equally valuable.   All children have a reading record book in which parents, carers or the children themselves can record what they have read or make any comments.

Spellings will be tested, and new spellings issued, each Friday. Please support your child to work on the accompanying sheets, these are designed to make spelling practice more fun and varied!

In addition, children all have access to Times Tables Rockstars, an online site for practicing their times tables.

 Optional Homework Ideas

ICT

Research dragons and find out about them across a range of cultures. You could print off some pictures and information from the internet.

Reading

Read a story about a dragon and if possible bring it to school.

Literacy

Dragon top trumps Design and make your own dragon top trumps cards. Which one will be the fastest flyer or the longest wing span?

Geography

Draw a compass and label the 8PTS. North, South, East, West, North West, North East, South West & South East.

 

ART

Draw/paint/collage a dragon. You could choose one from a story you have read.

 

Design

Design and make a model of a Dragon or its lair out of anything you can think of.