Year 3 work packs

We hope that you are all safe and well.

Each child has access to a home learning pack, with approximately three weeks worth of work. This is available if you wish to collect it from school at the main reception from Friday 15th May. However, if you would like to print this yourself from home, then please email year3@corrie.tameside.sch.uk to request a digital copy. This will be for the last week of term and then the first two weeks of the following term beginning 8th June.

We will continue to set and monitor reading books online using Active Learn. Please complete the challenges and quizzes that are included to check your child’s comprehension.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

There are many amazing resources available online for free to support your child with their learning.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

White Rose Maths have made daily lessons for your children for free. You don’t need a login. There are also videos to help you teach the lessons.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

For topic, please continue to complete a piece of work from the homework menu each week.

Take Away Homework Extreme Earth

The next unit in Science is forces and magnets. We have set videos and different activities online using Active Learn. There are also some activities you can do here:

Pushes and Pulls Home Learning Task        Magnetic Materials Game Home Learning Task

If you have any questions or queries feel free to contact us by email on year3@corrie.tameside.sch.uk and we will try our best to answer them and help you in any way that we can.

Take care, Mrs Akhtar

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Year 3 home school learning/Summer term 1

Hi all,

We hope that everyone is safe and well and that you had a wonderful Easter break. Thank you for all of your continued support at this time and it’s lovely to have many of you stay in touch with messages and pictures.

If you have any questions or queries feel free to contact us by email on year3@corrie.tameside.sch.uk and we will try our best to answer them and help you in any way that we can.

Each child has access to a home learning pack, with approximately four weeks worth of work. This is available if you wish to collect it from school at the main reception from Monday April 20th. If you have requested the work to be sent via email, this will be sent the first week back.

We have allocated the children reading books online using Active Learn. The children log in the same as they do to access the maths homework and each child has their log in in their homework book. If there are any issues please let us know.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

If your wish to work online here are some useful websites:

Espresso – www.online.espresso.co.uk

Login: student22435

Password: corrie

Once logged in, click on Key Stage 2, then the subject area of your choice and finally the topic you are looking for.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

Please visit www.5-a-day.tv to log in using these details.

USERNAME: 5-a-dayAtHome

PASSWORD: AtHome123

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://mrfrench.uk/category/mr-french/sample-mr-french

The children have also access to their brass instrument music lessons online and have been

allocated a log in sent via parent mail  Go to https://www.GMmusiconline.co.uk/yumu.

Here is a suggested timetable for the children to follow, similar to the children’s familiar routine:

Year 3 timetable

There’s also a brilliant timetable listing all different free activities here:

https://en-gb.padlet.com/grahamandre07/onlineHLtimetable?fbclid=IwAR09bxEgNkq4z9d8R80EWaK8drG6FLaKsFPiSQuEJTRbv6P46lnhYB33UNY

Please keep an eye on our class page for any updates. Thank you and we hope that we see you all soon.

Miss Wood and Mrs Akhtar

Year 3 Home learning

Each child has access to a home learning pack, with approximately two weeks worth of work. This is available if you wish to collect it from school.

However, if your wish to work online here are some useful websites:

Espresso – www.online.espresso.co.uk

Login: student22435

Password: corrie

Once logged in, click on Key Stage 2, then the subject area of your choice and finally the topic you are looking for.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

USERNAME: 5-a-dayAtHome

PASSWORD: AtHome123

Please visit www.5-a-day.tv to log in using these details.

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Here is a suggested timetable for the children to follow, similar to the children’s familiar routine:

Year 3 timetable

 

If you have any questions or queries please feel free to contact us by email year3@corrie.tameside.sch.uk and we will try our best to answer any questions. Also, if you’d like to keep in touch and share some of your learning with the class teachers we would love to hear from you and see what you have been up to!

Thank you for your support at this difficult time. Stay safe and we hope to see you soon.

Miss Wood and Mrs Akhtar

Spring

Hello everyone and welcome back to another exciting term in Year 3 at Corrie!

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

We have got a busy but exciting term ahead of us with lots of fantastic events like the careers and aspirations week that we are really looking forward to.

If there are any parents that would like to come into school and explain to the children what they do for a job, please let us know and we would be delighted to see you.

Spring 

Maths:

In maths we will be start by looking at Place value. We will move onto Times tables, angles and 2D shapes. The children will develop a range of strategies to help them add and subtract and look at finding measurements. We will continue to develop our problem and reasoning skills throughout each unit of work.

 

English:

We will start the half term by focusing on narrative writing inspired by The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo. A traditional tale and alternative version to Cinderella. We will start by comparing different versions of a traditional story and and identify how verbs can create an action. We will then write our own narratives and edit our story.

 

Topic: Ancient Egypt

 Our topic this term is going to be Ancient Egypt and we are going to find out all about this fascinating period of history. We will be doing lots of activities in our Kagan books and might even be able to go on a fantastic trip to find out about some of the amazing things about the Ancient Egyptians.

 

Science: Rocks and Soils

In this unit children will recognise that below the surface of Earth is rock which they may not be able to see. They will understand that over time rocks have been broken down to form smaller rocks, pebbles, stones and eventually soils. They will recognise that there are different rocks and different soils which have different properties and appearances. Children will identify, name and describe different rocks. They will compare and group different rocks and soils based on appearance and properties, e.g. hardness, and they will examine the soil in their local area. They will consider the impact of worms in making soils. Children will also describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when living things have been trapped in rock.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW Dreams and goals 

During this half term, children will look at understanding what their dreams and goals are and look at how to achieve their aspirations.

 

RE: What do different people believe about God?

In RE the children will be looking at what different people believe about God through for example stories, buildings and art.

 

PE: Games and Gymnastics

In PE the children will begin to create their own sequences using the shapes and movements they have been learning in gymnastics. They will have Sports Development working with them in their lessons every other week where they will be focusing on dance and games.

 

Music: BRASS

During our music lessons the children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service. Music lessons are every Wednesday. If your child would like to take their brass instrument home to practice, a deposit can be paid to the office allowing them to take it home.

 

ICT:

In ICT we will be learning about E safety including how to keep safe online, Blogging such as how to leave and comment on blogs on our school webpage and Navigating which will include finding the school website and logging into school apps.

 

MFL: French

We will be developing our language skills this half term by looking at colours and the french alphabet. We will continue to learn about France and its culture by looking at different traditions and food. 

 

HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER 

We are also going to continue our different approach to homework in year 3 which has proven very successful in the past. We provide the children with a menu of choices for homework activities that they can carry out during the term. They still only need to complete one piece per week. They will also receive spelling shed and active learn homework every week online. Your child should have their log is stuck in their homework book. If you do not have access to the internet at home, a worksheet version of the homework will be available.

If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to admin@corrie.tameside.schFAO Miss Wood / Mrs Faulkner or Mrs Akhtar.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday and will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week. Homework is a vital part of your child’s learning and school provides homework club every night after school as well as homework support during Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes.

Want more?

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

 

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://www.ttrockstars.com

You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

Year 3 Spelling Rules and Examples

 

Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day. Take it home each day and ask your grown up to clean and refill for you.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.
  • PE is on Mondays and Thursdays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2

We have a busy and exciting half term in the lead up to Christmas, including parent’s evening on the 13th and 14th November, the KS2 Corrie bake off (18th November) and our Christmas fair 6th December!

Autumn 2

Maths:

In maths we will be start by looking doubling and halving numbers. We will then move onto fractions and finding fractions of an amount. The children will develop a range of strategies to help them add and subtract and look at finding measurements. We will continue to develop our problem and reasoning skills throughout each unit of work.

 

English:

We will start the half term by focusing on instructional writing inspired by How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson. We will start by reading and following instructions to make our own woolly mammoth model! We will then be doing lots of text interrogations to become familiar with instructional writing before writing our own set of instructions.

 

Topic: The Stone Age

Through our topic we will find out for example when the Stone Age was by looking at timelines, stone age people, their homes and survival (History focus) and where Stone Age people came from (Geography focus.) We will also be looking at Stone Age Art and Craft and create our own cave paintings (Art focus) and analyse Stone Age weapons and jewellery including spears, axes and bear tooth necklaces (DT focus.)

 

Science: Light and Shadows

In Science the children will learn the differences between light sources and light reflectors, and will sort these into two groups. They will be able to describe how shadows are formed and will explore the relationship between light, objects and the formation of shadows. They will work towards completing a Quest entitled, ‘How Can We Make Shadows Change?’ and they will create and change shadows in the context of a puppet shadow play. In this play they will explore the properties of materials that can cast shadows and use the scientific terms opaque, translucent and transparent to describe these materials. Finally children will demonstrate an understanding of the possible dangers to health that the Sun, as a strong source of light, holds for them and others.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW Celebrating Difference 

During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at celebrating difference by thinking about different families. They will also look at bullying and problem-solve a bullying situation with others. We will be thinking about the impact of our words on others and the consequences of this.

 

RE: What do different people believe about God?

In RE the children will be looking at what different people believe about God through for example stories, buildings and art.

 

PE: Games and Gymnastics

In PE the children will begin to create their own sequences using the shapes and movements they have been learning in gymnastics. They will have Sports Development working with them in their lessons every other week where they will be focusing on games.

 

Music: BRASS

During our music lessons the children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service. Music lessons are every Wednesday. If your child would like to take their brass instrument home to practice, a deposit can be paid to the office allowing them to take it home.

 

ICT:

In ICT we will be learning about E safety including how to keep safe online, Blogging such as how to leave and comment on blogs on our school webpage and Navigating which will include finding the school website and logging into school apps.

 

MFL: French

We will be developing our language skills this half term by looking at numbers and the french alphabet. We will learn about France and its culture and also look at Christmas in France.

 

HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER 

Every half term the children will receive ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to admin@corrie.tameside.schFAO Miss Wood / Mrs Faulkner or Mrs Akhtar.

The children will also be set a piece of maths homework on Active Learn each week and spelling activities on Spelling Shed each week. Your child should have their log is stuck in their homework book. If you do not have access to the internet at home, a worksheet version of the homework will be available.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday and will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week. Homework is a vital part of your child’s learning and school provides homework club every night after school as well as homework support during Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes.

 

Want more?

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

 

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://www.ttrockstars.com

You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

Year 3 Spelling Rules and Examples

 

Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day. Take it home each day and ask your grown up to clean and refill for you.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.
  • PE is on Thursdays and Fridays.

 

Spring 1

Year 3EA

23rd January 2019       Mrs Akhtar

There are lots of exciting dates for this half term:
30th January – Year 1-6 parent workshop

5th February – Year 3 & 4 Talent Auditions
8th February – Choir assembly for parents
12th February – Young voices
15th February – Excellent Citizen Assembly
And remember, school closes at 3:30pm on the 15th February.

Curriculum news:
Spring 1
Maths:

Strand Objective summary
Number & place value
Mental addition & subtraction
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Rehearse place value in 3-digit numbers, order them on a number line and find a number in between; compare number sentences; solve additions and subtractions using place value; multiply and divide by 10 (whole number answers); count in steps of 10, 50 and 100.
Mental addition & subtraction
Mental multiplication & division
Statistics
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Add pairs of 2-digit numbers using partitioning (crossing 10s, 100 or both) and then extend to add two 3-digit numbers (not crossing 1000); recognise and sort multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10; double the 4 times-table to find the 8 times-table; derive division facts for the 8 times-table; multiply and divide by 4 by doubling or halving twice.
Fractions, ratio & proportion
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Identify 1/2s, 1/3s, 1/4,s 1/6s, and 1/8s; realise how many of each make a whole; find equivalent fractions; place fractions on a 0 to 1 line; find fractions of amounts
Geometry: properties of shape
Geometry: position and direction
Measurement
Recognise right angles and know they are 90°; understand angles are measured in degrees; recognise ° as the symbol for the measurement of degrees; name and list simple properties of 2D shapes; begin to understand and use the term perimeter to mean the length/distance around the edge (border) of a 2D shape; begin to calculate using a ruler; know a right angle is a quarter turn; know 360° is a full turn; begin to understand angles and identify size of angles in relation to 90°
Number & place value
Mental addition & subtraction
Place 3-digit numbers on empty 100 number lines; begin to place 3-digit numbers on 0-1000 landmarked and empty number lines; round 3-digit numbers to the nearest ten and to the nearest hundred; use counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtraction (Frog); subtract pounds and pence from five pounds; use counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtraction of amounts of money; subtract pounds and pence from ten pounds.

English:
Featured text: The Magic and The Mummy by Terry Deary
We will be writing an adventure story using this text as a stimulus.
Also in year 3 we will be writing non-chronological reports about the Ancient Egyptians.

Science: Movement & Feeding

In this unit children will learn that animals including humans need the right types and amounts of nutrition to thrive and grow, and that eating the wrong types and amounts can lead to health problems. They will identify that we cannot make our own food and that we need to eat a varied diet including meat and fish, beans and lentils, fats, starchy foods, fruit and vegetables. They will construct a balanced food plate and describe what happens if we don’t eat a balanced diet. Children will identify that animals have different dietary requirements and some foods that humans eat may be poisonous to animals. They will also explain the role of the muscles and skeleton and describe what would happen if we didn’t have a skeleton.
Working Scientifically, children will identify similarities and differences between themselves and other children, and look for patterns between physical attributes and ability to perform tasks. They will work in groups to raise a question to investigate e.g. can children with longer legs jump further? They will carry out pattern-seeking investigations, take results and construct scatter graphs. They will use evidence to answer questions and draw simple conclusions.
Topic: Ancient Egypt
The children in year 3 will be studying all about Ancient Egypt. They will use various research methods to answer their own questions about the pyramids, mummification and hieroglyphics.
Music: Brass
On a Wednesday afternoon the children will have brass lessons.
PHSE: Jigsaw: Dreams & Aspirations

Take Away Homework: a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic – Ancient Egypt. A copy is stuck inside your homework book. Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O Mrs Ethel or Mrs Akhtar to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.

 REMEMBER: one good piece of homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. You are expected to complete a book or two per week for shorter books and one per week for longer reads. When you move to much longer off scheme books read several pages your book at least twice a week. Always complete any comprehension or activity sheets given with your book before you ask for your book changed.

REMEMBER: your reading diary must be signed by your grown up at home to show you have read AT LEAST twice in a week at home. Reading Books and Diaries need to handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Home Reading in your Assertive Mentoring

Want more?

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://ttrockstars.com/

 You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practising Spellings At Home

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Year 3EA

Year 3EA

23rd January 2019       Mrs Akhtar

There are lots of exciting dates for this half term:
30th January – Year 1-6 parent workshop

5th February – Year 3 & 4 Talent Auditions
8th February – Choir assembly for parents
12th February – Young voices
15th February – Excellent Citizen Assembly
And remember, school closes at 3:30pm on the 15th February.

Curriculum news:
Spring 1
Maths:

Strand Objective summary
Number & place value
Mental addition & subtraction
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Rehearse place value in 3-digit numbers, order them on a number line and find a number in between; compare number sentences; solve additions and subtractions using place value; multiply and divide by 10 (whole number answers); count in steps of 10, 50 and 100.
Mental addition & subtraction
Mental multiplication & division
Statistics
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Add pairs of 2-digit numbers using partitioning (crossing 10s, 100 or both) and then extend to add two 3-digit numbers (not crossing 1000); recognise and sort multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10; double the 4 times-table to find the 8 times-table; derive division facts for the 8 times-table; multiply and divide by 4 by doubling or halving twice.
Fractions, ratio & proportion
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Identify 1/2s, 1/3s, 1/4,s 1/6s, and 1/8s; realise how many of each make a whole; find equivalent fractions; place fractions on a 0 to 1 line; find fractions of amounts
Geometry: properties of shape
Geometry: position and direction
Measurement
Recognise right angles and know they are 90°; understand angles are measured in degrees; recognise ° as the symbol for the measurement of degrees; name and list simple properties of 2D shapes; begin to understand and use the term perimeter to mean the length/distance around the edge (border) of a 2D shape; begin to calculate using a ruler; know a right angle is a quarter turn; know 360° is a full turn; begin to understand angles and identify size of angles in relation to 90°
Number & place value
Mental addition & subtraction
Place 3-digit numbers on empty 100 number lines; begin to place 3-digit numbers on 0-1000 landmarked and empty number lines; round 3-digit numbers to the nearest ten and to the nearest hundred; use counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtraction (Frog); subtract pounds and pence from five pounds; use counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtraction of amounts of money; subtract pounds and pence from ten pounds.

English:
Featured text: The Magic and The Mummy by Terry Deary
We will be writing an adventure story using this text as a stimulus.
Also in year 3 we will be writing non-chronological reports about the Ancient Egyptians.

Science: Movement & Feeding

In this unit children will learn that animals including humans need the right types and amounts of nutrition to thrive and grow, and that eating the wrong types and amounts can lead to health problems. They will identify that we cannot make our own food and that we need to eat a varied diet including meat and fish, beans and lentils, fats, starchy foods, fruit and vegetables. They will construct a balanced food plate and describe what happens if we don’t eat a balanced diet. Children will identify that animals have different dietary requirements and some foods that humans eat may be poisonous to animals. They will also explain the role of the muscles and skeleton and describe what would happen if we didn’t have a skeleton.
Working Scientifically, children will identify similarities and differences between themselves and other children, and look for patterns between physical attributes and ability to perform tasks. They will work in groups to raise a question to investigate e.g. can children with longer legs jump further? They will carry out pattern-seeking investigations, take results and construct scatter graphs. They will use evidence to answer questions and draw simple conclusions.
Topic: Ancient Egypt
The children in year 3 will be studying all about Ancient Egypt. They will use various research methods to answer their own questions about the pyramids, mummification and hieroglyphics.
Music: Brass
On a Wednesday afternoon the children will have brass lessons.
PHSE: Jigsaw: Dreams & Aspirations

Take Away Homework: a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic – Ancient Egypt. A copy is stuck inside your homework book. Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O Mrs Ethel or Mrs Akhtar to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.

 REMEMBER: one good piece of homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. You are expected to complete a book or two per week for shorter books and one per week for longer reads. When you move to much longer off scheme books read several pages your book at least twice a week. Always complete any comprehension or activity sheets given with your book before you ask for your book changed.

REMEMBER: your reading diary must be signed by your grown up at home to show you have read AT LEAST twice in a week at home. Reading Books and Diaries need to handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Home Reading in your Assertive Mentoring

Want more?

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://ttrockstars.com/

 You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practising Spellings At Home

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Summer Term 2

Welcome back!
I hope you all had a fantastic break and you’re now ready for the final term of year 3.

English
This term in English we will be focusing on texts relating to our topic, Our Extreme Earth. We will start the term off focusing on the text ‘Escape from Pompeii’. We will write our own narrative and retell the story of when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Then we shall use the text to help us write shape poetry about different natural disasters.
This term we shall also be writing non-chronological reports about different natural disasters such as volcanoes and earthquakes. We will also create a newspaper report about a specific natural disaster.
The children must be practicing their spellings both at home and at school.
https://www.corrie.tameside.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Year-3-and-4-Common-Exception-Words.pdf

Maths
This term in maths we will continue to practice mental and written forms of addition and subtraction. These shall include column addition and subtraction by counting up. We shall also focus on shape and angle, including measuring perimeters of 2D shapes. We will be learning how to tell the time on both 12 and 24 hour clocks and be able to tell the time 5, 10 and 15 minutes later. We shall continue to consolidate written multiplication and division methods and explore the link between division and fractions.
The children should also be continuing to learn their times tables. They all have a TT Rockstars log in and this is a fantastic way to practice them.
https://ttrockstars.com/

Science
This term in science we shall be exploring magnets and forces. In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘can you make a tool that can move something on the floor far away from you?’ They will be asked to make a tool that can pick up things made of a magnetic material and consider the use of a telescopic arm or a folding arm to enable them to reach an object far away. The lessons leading up to answering the Quest will enable children to explore the properties of magnets and magnetic materials. They will also be able to apply their knowledge of how things move on different surfaces to create a table top game.

Working scientifically, we will investigate how toys can be grouped according to how they move. We will carry out a simple investigation into the way an elastic band catapult can move a toy car. We investigate the effect of different surfaces on the movement of a sliding coin. They will have the opportunity to identify which materials are magnetic and which are not. The children will also be able to carry out an investigation to identify the strength of different magnets. The children will be able to apply their subject knowledge to design a magnetic tool that will pick up magnetic materials.

Topic
Our topic in Year 3 this term is ‘Our Extreme Earth’. The children will be learning all about natural disasters that occur on Earth. They will research things such as; earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and tornadoes. We will also explore how these disasters impact our environment over time.

Computing
This term we will continue to practice our coding skills through the programme ‘Scratch’. The children create their own characters and scenes and will write codes to make this scene come to life. They will also continue to practice their word processing skills and create an online poster.

P.E
This term we have a very exciting week coming up. We have sports and health week (week commencing 18th June). The children must ensure that they have their P.E kits in school every day during this week. P.E day is still Friday and the children will be continuing to develop their skills in athletics and games.

R.E
This term the children will be exploring the question ‘What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?’ We will be comparing the beliefs and festivals of Christianity with that of Hinduism.

 

Homework and Reading
Year 3 homework is given out each Friday and due in school on the following Thursday. The children are expected to complete a times tables worksheet, practice their spellings and complete one activity from the homework menu. If the children complete a piece of work on a computer or an iPad then please email it to me!
admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk  F.A.O – Miss Pinington.
The children will receive a red for their assertive mentoring if all of these things are not complete.
The children are also expected to read twice at home. Their reading log should be signed at least twice each week and returned to school on a Wednesday. If the children are reading their own books at home these can also be signed in their reading logs.

Welcome back! I hope you all had a fantastic break and you’re now ready for the final term of year 3. English This term in English we will be focusing on texts relating to our topic, Our Extreme Earth. We will start the term off focusing on the text ‘Escape from Pompeii’. We will write our own narrative and retell the story of when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Then we shall use the text to help us write shape poetry about different natural disasters. This term we shall also be writing non-chronological reports about different natural disasters such as volcanoes and earthquakes. We will also create a newspaper report about a specific natural disaster. The children must be practicing their spellings both at home and at school. https://www.corrie.tameside.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Year-3-and-4-Common-Exception-Words.pdf Maths This term in maths we will continue to practice mental and written forms of addition and subtraction. These shall include column addition and subtraction by counting up. We shall also focus on shape and angle, including measuring perimeters of 2D shapes. We will be learning how to tell the time on both 12 and 24 hour clocks and be able to tell the time 5, 10 and 15 minutes later. We shall continue to consolidate written multiplication and division methods and explore the link between division and fractions. The children should also be continuing to learn their times tables. They all have a TT Rockstars log in and this is a fantastic way to practice them. https://ttrockstars.com/ Science This term in science we shall be exploring magnets and forces. In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘can you make a tool that can move something on the floor far away from you?’ They will be asked to make a tool that can pick up things made of a magnetic material and consider the use of a telescopic arm or a folding arm to enable them to reach an object far away. The lessons leading up to answering the Quest will enable children to explore the properties of magnets and magnetic materials. They will also be able to apply their knowledge of how things move on different surfaces to create a table top game. Working scientifically, we will investigate how toys can be grouped according to how they move. We will carry out a simple investigation into the way an elastic band catapult can move a toy car. We investigate the effect of different surfaces on the movement of a sliding coin. They will have the opportunity to identify which materials are magnetic and which are not. The children will also be able to carry out an investigation to identify the strength of different magnets. The children will be able to apply their subject knowledge to design a magnetic tool that will pick up magnetic materials. Topic Our topic in Year 3 this term is ‘Our Extreme Earth’. The children will be learning all about natural disasters that occur on Earth. They will research things such as; earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and tornadoes. We will also explore how these disasters impact our environment over time. Computing This term we will continue to practice our coding skills through the programme ‘Scratch’. The children create their own characters and scenes and will write codes to make this scene come to life. They will also continue to practice their word processing skills and create an online poster. P.E This term we have a very exciting week coming up. We have sports and health week (week commencing 18th June). The children must ensure that they have their P.E kits in school every day during this week. P.E day is still Friday and the children will be continuing to develop their skills in athletics and games. R.E This term the children will be exploring the question ‘What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?’ We will be comparing the beliefs and festivals of Christianity with that of Hinduism. Homework and Reading Year 3 homework is given out each Friday and due in school on the following Thursday. The children are expected to complete a times tables worksheet, practice their spellings and complete one activity from the homework menu. If the children complete a piece of work on a computer or an iPad then please email it to me! admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk F.A.O – Miss Pinington. The children will receive a red for their assertive mentoring if all of these things are not complete. The children are also expected to read twice at home. Their reading log should be signed at least twice each week and returned to school on a Wednesday. If the children are reading their own books at home these can also be signed in their reading logs. Categories

Year 3 – Spring Term

There are lots of exciting dates for this half term:
18th January – Film Night
24th January – Young Voices
6th February – Year 3 & 4 Talent Auditions
7th February – Year 5 & 6 Talent Auditions
13th February – Spelling & Grammar Workshop
14th February – Valentine’s Disco
16th February – Excellent Citizen Assembly
And remember, school closes at 3:30pm on the 16th February.

Curriculum news:
Spring 1
Maths:

Strand Objective summary
Number & place value
Mental addition & subtraction
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Rehearse place value in 3-digit numbers, order them on a number line and find a number in between; compare number sentences; solve additions and subtractions using place value; multiply and divide by 10 (whole number answers); count in steps of 10, 50 and 100. 
Mental addition & subtraction
Mental multiplication & division
Statistics
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Add pairs of 2-digit numbers using partitioning (crossing 10s, 100 or both) and then extend to add two 3-digit numbers (not crossing 1000); recognise and sort multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10; double the 4 times-table to find the 8 times-table; derive division facts for the 8 times-table; multiply and divide by 4 by doubling or halving twice. 
Fractions, ratio & proportion
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Identify 1/2s, 1/3s, 1/4,s 1/6s, and 1/8s; realise how many of each make a whole; find equivalent fractions; place fractions on a 0 to 1 line; find fractions of amounts 
Geometry: properties of shape
Geometry: position and direction
Measurement
Recognise right angles and know they are 90°; understand angles are measured in degrees; recognise ° as the symbol for the measurement of degrees; name and list simple properties of 2D shapes; begin to understand and use the term perimeter to mean the length/distance around the edge (border) of a 2D shape; begin to calculate using a ruler; know a right angle is a quarter turn; know 360° is a full turn; begin to understand angles and identify size of angles in relation to 90° 
Number & place value
Mental addition & subtraction
Place 3-digit numbers on empty 100 number lines; begin to place 3-digit numbers on 0-1000 landmarked and empty number lines; round 3-digit numbers to the nearest ten and to the nearest hundred; use counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtraction (Frog); subtract pounds and pence from five pounds; use counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtraction of amounts of money; subtract pounds and pence from ten pounds. 

English:
Featured text: The Magic and The Mummy by Terry Deary
We will be writing an adventure story using this text as a stimulus.
Also in year 3 we will be writing non-chronological reports about the Ancient Egyptians.

Science: Movement & Feeding

In this unit children will learn that animals including humans need the right types and amounts of nutrition to thrive and grow, and that eating the wrong types and amounts can lead to health problems. They will identify that we cannot make our own food and that we need to eat a varied diet including meat and fish, beans and lentils, fats, starchy foods, fruit and vegetables. They will construct a balanced food plate and describe what happens if we don’t eat a balanced diet. Children will identify that animals have different dietary requirements and some foods that humans eat may be poisonous to animals. They will also explain the role of the muscles and skeleton and describe what would happen if we didn’t have a skeleton.
Working Scientifically, children will identify similarities and differences between themselves and other children, and look for patterns between physical attributes and ability to perform tasks. They will work in groups to raise a question to investigate e.g. can children with longer legs jump further? They will carry out pattern-seeking investigations, take results and construct scatter graphs. They will use evidence to answer questions and draw simple conclusions.
Topic: Ancient Egypt
The children in year 3 will be studying all about Ancient Egypt. They will use various research methods to answer their own questions about the pyramids, mummification and hieroglyphics.
Music: Brass
On a Wednesday afternoon the children will have brass lessons.
PHSE: Jigsaw: Dreams & Aspirations

Take Away Homework: a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic – Ancient Egypt. A copy is stuck inside your homework book. Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O Miss Pinington or Mrs Paton to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.

 REMEMBER: one good piece of homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. You are expected to complete a book or two per week for shorter books and one per week for longer reads. When you move to much longer off scheme books read several pages your book at least twice a week. Always complete any comprehension or activity sheets given with your book before you ask for your book changed.

REMEMBER: your reading diary must be signed by your grown up at home to show you have read AT LEAST twice in a week at home. Reading Books and Diaries need to handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Home Reading in your Assertive Mentoring

Want more?

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://ttrockstars.com/

 You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practising Spellings At Home