WELCOME TO YEAR 3
Class Teacher: Mrs Ireland
Class Teacher: Mrs Wright and Mrs Terry
Class Teacher: Miss Rosenthal
Year 3 Teaching Assistants: Mrs Crittenden, Mrs Dockrell and Mrs Webb
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Learning at Home
From now on, all learning will be set on Google Classroom via Realsmart. Below are the login details you will need. This learning matches with what we would be doing in the classroom if we were in, so you will not miss out on any of the exciting topics we have.
The log in details for any of the websites you might need are in front of the exercise books you took home at the end of Term 1. Please contact the school office if you have any issues.
FRENCH POWERPOINTS are under the Topic Star below.
Google Classroom - via realsmart needs to be set up, to allow you to access your child's online learning and live videos with teachers. To do this please do the following:
1) Click on this link - https://smartlogin.realsmart.co.uk/smartlogin/launchpad
2) Choose school - St Katherine's School & Nursery - Kent and press continue
3) Username - your child's name in lower case e.g. ruthpowell
4) Password - stkaths123
5) Here you can access many different Apps - such as Bug Club. Also there is Google Classroom.
6) Click on Google Classroom and you should see your child's class name. In there is the work for the week and from next week you will be able to access live stories.
Our history topic is the main theme to our learning this term. We are continuing along the historical time line to fine out about Bronze Age and Iron Age people. How did life change? How did they live? What historical evidence is there to know what life was like?
Studying the Iron Age, it is the perfect opportunity to read 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes, illustrated by Chris Mould. This is a fantastic story which has been recently republished with stunning images to capture our imaginations.
Maths this term we are completing our topic on time. We will also be looking at graphs and focusing in on fractions!
Year 3 also have a fantastic new topic for science. After completing some fantastic learning about States of Matter, we are going to be finding out about Plants. A great topic for the Spring term!
We are also going to be completing our guided reading book - The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd.
I wonder if we grow some plants in Science they will give us dragons???
This term we are learning about prehistoric times, times where there are no written records to find out about what life was like. We are beginning with the Stone Age. Why do you think it might have been called the Stone Age? Our global theme is 'Innovation', do you think Stone Age people would have been innovative?
We are going to be exploring evidence left behind in cave paintings images and artefacts. We are even going to have ago at recreating our own cave paintings.
Our English lessons are going to be using the fabulous book by Raymond Briggs called 'UG Boy Genius of the Stone Age'
Our Guided reading this term will begin with 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura.
This term is all about Volcanoes! Famous eruptions, where they are found, artists interpretations and even sculpting our own.
In English we will be focussing our learning on the book, 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit. We are looking forward to writing some emotive poems, detailed news reports and informative explanations.
In our Guided Reading sessions we will be reading 'The Griffin Gate' by Vashti Hardy.
In Maths, our chapters focus on length, mass and volume. Reading scales, finding quantities and solving word problems. We will also continue to practice our times tables and arithmetic skills.
This term we are finding out more about plastic and the issues it can cause if it is not disposed of appropriately.
In English, we are starting our new novel called 'Oliver and the Seawigs' an exciting adventure, with moveable islands, short-sighted, singing mermaids and seamonkeys.
In our guided reading sessions we are continuing to read the fabulous Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure by Alex. T. Smith. Mr Penguin is on his first official case as an adventurer!
In Maths, we are moving on to learn more about multiplication and division. We will be able to multiply and divide by 2 digit numbers. Also, keep practising those times tables!
Science will be just as exciting this term, learning more about forces in air and water. Let's get investigating!
Learning at Home
If you are unable to come to school as you are self-isolating, below is your learning for the week. This matches with what we are doing in the classroom so you will not miss out. The log in details for any of the websites you might need are in front of the exercise books you took home at the end of Term 1. Please email us if you have any issues.
Things to Remember
TERM 2 Year 3 are swimming.
P.E Kits and Uniform
We ask that all uniform is clearly named. We expect all children to be equipped with a full PE kit: shorts, t-shirt, socks and trainers as well as a jumper and tracksuit bottoms or leggings whilst the weather is cold.
For swimming children must come equipped with a swim suit (boys trunks not shorts), swimming hat and towel.
Children with pierced ears should remove earrings for all PE sessions including swimming, and must have their hair tied back for health and safety reasons.
Times tables will be practiced on Wednesdays and Fridays in class. Once a term we will have a quiz. Don't forget to use 'Times Table Rockstars' to help you with your tables.
If you have forgotten your login, don't forget to ask your teacher.
RACE TO READ
We encourage children to read as much as possible from their own books, school library and local library. Every time they return their reading journal to school, they can move up their 'Race to Read' chart in their classroom, earning certificates as they go!
The children have all been given an 'Active Learn' login (Bug Club) so they can access books online at home.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to ask.
The Year 3 Team
To welcome the children back this term we have been enjoying a book 'Bloom' by Anne Booth and Robyn Wilson-Owen. We have been creating 'blooms' of our own, leaf-rubbing and growing our own seeds.
Following on with our nature theme, in English, we are reading a book called The Tin Forest by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson. We are looking forward to seeing some exciting description and developing our prediction skills.
For our whole class guided reading we will be reading George’s Marvellous Medicine
by Roald Dahl.