Welcome to Year 3
YEAR 3 PROJECTS
Our current project is What Makes Rochdale Great? During our project we will be looking at where Rochdale is located and we will also be identifying the countries of the British Isles and their capitals. . We will be focusing at directions and compass points and will be looking at maps of Rochdale and locating key landmarks. In Science we will be investigating magnets, sorting items that are magnetic and non - magnetic and exploring how magnets work. In D&T we will be designing, making and evaluating our own pots. We will also be visiting Dippy and the sustainablility exhibition at Touchstones as part of our project.
In our English lessons, we will be continuing to look at the book "Stone Age Boy" and composing our own writing based on the story.
ICT: Branching databases and eSafety including looking at creating safe passwords
RE: How key festivals are celebrated
PE Cricket and Gymnastics
The children in Year Three will do PE on Tuesday and Thursday . One session will be indoors and one session will be outside.
It is essential that your child has a sensible, clean P.E kit to wear including trainers for outdoor games. As we are now approaching the colder Winter season please could you ensure that your child has leggings or tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE.
Please clearly label all items with your child's name.
Spelling lists are given out weekly and will be tested. Children are expected to access Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed on a daily basis.
Your child will be tested weekly on their spellings.
Make sure that your child reads every single night.
Encourage them to read a variety of different books.
Record the book title, page numbers and how well they read in their reading records and date it.
Your child could receive a reward for reading every day. Ask your child questions about the book e.g.
Can you predict what will happen next?
Can you describe how the character might be feeling?
Can you summarise the key points in the story?
Is this fiction or non-fiction? How do you know?
Ensure that your child regularly practices their handwriting at home.
Encourage your child to write his/her own stories for fun.
Ask your child mental Maths questions as often as possible e.g. when you are sat in the car/ walking to school/ sat together at home. You could ask them additions, subtractions, doubles etc.
Ask any siblings if they can remember a Maths game that they played in school and encourage them to play together to make Maths fun.
Our English Genres: