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Mrs Furniss

Year 3 (87)

Homework week ending 21st September

Homework week ending 21st September

Maths

In our maths lessons we have been adding two digit numbers using partitioning ( eg 47 becomes 4 tens and 7 ones), regrouping (exchanging ten ones for a 10 stick) and ‘make ten’ (moving up to the next multiple of 10). Your child has been given a sheet with calculations on it. Please spend a maximum of 30 minutes on this maths homework. If your child is struggling, please make a note of this on the work.

Above are examples of how your child could complete the calculation   37 + 28. They all involve partitioning 28 into 2 tens and 8 ones.

 

Reading

Thank you for reminding your child to return their reading record book to school. Please continue to read with your child at home. 23 children returned their books this week. Thank you to the parents who helped their children to cover their books. Reading books have been changed where necessary. Please return the reading books to school when your child has finished reading them to keep our stocks at a good level for other children to choose from.

Spelling

Please help your child to spell the words for week 3 on the spelling sheet. We have been working on these words in class. There will be a spelling test of some of the words next week. If your child is struggling to spell all the words, please focus only on the words your child is most likely to need in their independent writing.

We have used spelling Frame in school to support the learning of our weekly spellings, and the children have enjoyed using the site. Please encourage your child to use the site at home.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Have a good weekend,

Mrs Furniss and Mrs Garnett

Homework week ending 14th September

 

Maths

In our maths lessons we have been looking at how to derive new number facts from known facts. Your child has been given a booklet to write as many known facts as they can from the given number fact. There are examples on page one to show you what we have been doing in class and what vocabulary we have been using. Please spend a maximum of 30 minutes on this maths homework. If your child is struggling, please make a note of this on the work.

Reading

Thank you for reminding your child to return their reading record book to school. 22 children returned their books this week. Thank you to the parents who helped their children to cover their books. Reading books have been changed where necessary. Please return the reading books to school when your child has finished reading them to keep our stocks at a good level for other children to choose from.

Science/Talk homework

Please see the previous post on the page to see what we have been doing in science.

Spelling

Please help your child to spell the words for week 2 on the spelling sheet. We have been working on these words in class. There will be a spelling test of some of the words next week. If your child is struggling to spell all the words, please focus only on the words your child is most likely to need in their independent writing. The following website is great to support the learning of spellings at home. Please click Y2 and you will see that the first six spelling rules cover what the children have been learning over the past two weeks. Some of the words are the same as our spelling word list, but there are also other words which follow the same spelling patterns.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Have a good weekend,

Mrs Furniss and Mrs Garnett

Science Investigation

Today we began our science topic about forces. The children helped to plan and complete a fair test find out the best surface for a car to travel on. They recorded their results, and then they presented their results on a graph.

Please ask your child to talk to you about this work and tell you what they found out using the following vocabulary:

         friction   surface    rough    smooth    further    distance    accurate

Mary's Birthday 8th September

September 8th is Mary’s birthday. We marked the event in school today by reminding ourselves about what we know about her. We said prayers in the quiet garden, and then we presented Mary with some flowers at the front of school.

Welcome to Year 3

 

I hope your child has enjoyed their first few days in Year 3. Each week, the homework tasks will appear on this page.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been reinforcing number sense. The children have used mathematical language including: digit, numeral, value, greater than. The homework task for this week is to estimate the position of numbers on a blank number line. Please encourage your child to explain their reasoning eg for the number 80 “I know that half way between zero and 100 is 50 and this number is greater than 50. It is closer to 100 than 50.”

Spelling

Following guidance from the National Curriculum, we are following a spelling scheme to reinforce spellings from the Year 2 curriculum, and then we will move on to the Year 3 curriculum. Your child has been given a sheet with several spelling lists. This week we have looked at the spellings on lists 1 and 2. Please help your child to learn these words at home. Can they think of other words with the same spelling patterns?

In addition, we will reinforce the correct spelling of common usage words. This week I have identified the following words which we need to revise:

one   two   twelve   forty   house   because   alone make   made   with     have to (not hafto)   go   when

 

Reading

Your child has been given a red reading diary in which to record the title of the book they are reading and the number of pages they have read over the week. Please remind your child to return this book to school every Wednesday morning to enable me to see what books your child is reading. If you have any positive observations or concerns about reading, please make a note of them in this book. Do not feel that you have to write a comment every week. The books do get quite tatty over the year so it would be great if you could help your child to cover it with contact paper or wrapping paper.

We have many wonderful books in school which your child can borrow to read at home. Please return them to school once your child has finished reading them as we lose many books from our stock every year. If your child is reading from the reading scheme, they will continue to do so both in school and for home reading. If your child is not on scheme books, they have chosen a book themselves from the class library box. Please return these in the same way that you do the scheme books so that we have a good supply to share in our class. The most important thing is that your child reads regularly at home.

Talk homework/RE

Our RE topic for the first half of this term is about homes. We have discussed the differences between a house and a home. The children have reflected on the joys of their own homes, and they have thought about times when it can be difficult at home. Please talk to your child about why your home is special to you. Here are some of the things the children have written:

The Joys:

I like the lovely meals that my mum and dad cook.

I love my house because I like playing with my brother.

I like sleeping on my bed because it is cosy.

The best thing about my house is having a rabbit.

I like my house because I have my family there.

The sorrows:

I have to go to bed early on school days.

I don’t get to have football in the house.

I don’t like tidying my bedroom.

We do chores that I don’t like.

My mum says no jumping on the bed.

(No surprises there!)

Have a good weekend!

Mrs Furniss and Mrs Garnett

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