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Mrs Armstrong

Mrs Furniss

Year 3 (51)

Homework week ending 22.11.19

History

We will be going on our trip to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet on Wednesday. In preparation for this, please help your child to research what children used to wear in Victorian times. It would be lovely if the children could come to school in Victorian style clothing. Do encourage your child to be involved in deciding what they could wear. Please ensure that your child has warm clothing and a warm coat as some activities take place outside or in draughty workshops.

Spelling

Please help your child to spell the words on the final two lists from their spelling sheet. As an extra challenge for children who can spell these  already, here are some words your child will need to write during our Victorians topic:

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet   chimney    maid   factory  conditions    miner    coal    industrial

Reading

Please continue to read with your child.  In class, we are learning how to take notes. Please encourage your child to summarise what they have read about.This skill will help them to identify the key information in the text.

Parent meetings

As there are two teachers who work with your child, we have decided that one of us will be in the hall for private discussions about your child and the other will be in the classroom where we will be available to answer general questions about our teaching techniques and the curriculum in general.  

 

Homework week ending 15.11.19

 

Spelling

This week we have been looking at how a root word changes when a suffix is added.

eg make – mak (e) making                cross off the e before adding ing

hop – hopping    double the final single consonant

jump – jumping  no change because there are already two consonants following the vowel

In addition to the words on the spelling list, please help your child to think of different verbs and try adding suffixes to them. Watch out for the ones which don’t follow the rules eg the verb ‘to be’ doesn’t lose the e before adding ing.

Reading

We have started our Victorians topic this half term. The focus is mainly on what life was like for children in Victorian times. Please help your child to research some information about the Victorians in books or on the internet. If the search entry includes KS2 after it, suitable texts should appear for your child to access. The more information and images the children can gather in their minds before we begin writing tasks, the easier it will be for them to record the information when we complete writing tasks in school.

Maths

Please continue to help your child to practise times tables facts for the 2x, 5x and 10x tables if they are not already secure with these facts. Many children can count up in multiples of these numbers, but they struggle to recall facts in a random order eg 8x5 followed by 6x5.

By the end of the academic year, the children will be expected to know multiplication and division facts for the 3x, 4x and 8x tables. There will be a greater focus on times tables in school in the spring term.

Homework week ending 8.11.19

 

Maths

Your child has been given a booklet of various maths topics to revise what the children have been learning in Y2 and Y3. We haven’t covered fractions this term, but the activities will revise what the children covered in Y2. The children will complete a PUMA assessment next week to allow us to identify particular mathematical strengths and areas to work on for the next term. The results of these assessments will be discussed at the parent meetings later in the term.

Spelling

We are currently covering two spelling lists per week to revise the spellings from the Y2 curriculum. The spellings for the next three weeks are on the spelling list your child has been given. This week we have worked on spellings from lists 1 and 2.

Reading

Next week is our class assembly. This week, for reading homework, please encourage your child to read aloud using expression and intonation. Please encourage your child to project their voice (but not shout) as they read.

Homework week ending 18th October and 25th October

 

Reading

I have put a bookmark in your child’s reading book this week. It lists some ideas about how you can support your child with their reading at home. The book mark will change as the focus for the reading changes. Bookmarks for the children who have not returned their book are in school. We will send them home when the reading book is changed in school.

Spelling

We have been looking at words with y at the end this week- fly, reply etc. When the word changes by adding s, the y is replaced with ie and s is added- flies, replies. Please see if your child can find other words which follow this spelling rule.

Maths

This term, we have been concentrating on place value, and addition and subtraction calculation strategies. After the holiday (week 2), the children will complete a maths assessment which will cover all areas of the maths curriculum. We will revise the learning from year 2 in lessons before moving on to the year 3 learning objectives. Your child has been given a booklet with various maths concepts from Year 2 to revise at home. If your child can do some pre-learning/revision of these maths skills and maths vocabulary at home, they will find it easier to access the learning in class. This booklet is homework for the next two weeks. Please return the booklet to school after the holiday.

Thank you for all your support this term.

Mrs Furniss and Mrs Armstrong

Homework week ending 11.10.19

 

Maths

This week we have been mentally doubling two digit numbers. Your child has been given a sheet which explains the method we have used in school. The aim of the activity is to eventually be able to efficiently double numbers mentally. Please encourage your child to explain their methods to you as they calculate the answers. They can use the example of partitioning to record their working, or they can find another way to record what they have done.

Reading

Please read regularly with your child and continue to return the record book to school on Wednesday for us to monitor what your child is reading.

In ICT the children researched different animals from the rainforest on the following website:

https://ypte.org.uk/factsheets/rainforest-animals/introduction

Please encourage your child to read about other animals on this site which they didn’t get chance to look at. I was very impressed with how well the children could access the information on the site.

Spelling

We have now covered words ending in le, el, il, and al. Please help your child to remember which ending is needed for each word.

Homework week ending 5th October

Homework week ending 5th October

Grammar

Your child has been set a task on spag.com to reinforce when to use the article a or an. Please help your child to come up with other examples of when to use a or an. Although this might seem an easy task, children regularly make mistakes when writing. They tend to use a each time. Your child has been given a password for this website. Please keep it safe as we will use the site at other times in the year. If your child used the site last year, the password will be the same.

Reading

Thank you for reminding your child to return their reading record book to school. Please continue to read with your child at home.

In our English lessons we have been using time adverbials (Adverbs of time tell us when an action happened, for how long, and how often) eg later that afternoon, next, suddenly, soon afterwards, moments later, that afternoon. Please encourage your child to look out for these words and phrases as they read.

Spelling

Please help your child to spell the words for week 5 on the new spelling sheet given out this week. 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.

Over the next couple of weeks we will look at words ending in el, al, and le. The endings for these words sound the same. The children need to remember which words belong to which list. I asked the children to draw a table with a little bottle and a little apple in the middle. This activity helps to connect words with the same ending. See if your child can come up with ways to remember which ending thewords need.

Please continue to use Spelling Frame at home to support the learning of our weekly spellings.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Have a good weekend,

Mrs Furniss and Mrs Armstrong

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