Welcome to Swift Class!
The Year 3 Teachers are:
Mrs Winter and Mrs Knight
The Year 3 Teaching Assistants are:
Miss Dixon & Mrs Jamieson
Children Working At Home
How do I know what my child needs to learn?
Please find below work to be completed at home between Monday 30th March and Friday 3rd April
Learning ideas 30.03.20 for Monday and Tuesday. Download this letter and then use control click on the blue web links. e.g. here
If your child is self-isolating, below are more activities they can complete and websites they can access.
Websites for all subjects English Websites
Twinkl - home learning pack Rising Stars
Classroom Secrets - home learning pack BBC Bitesize
Brain pop Maths Websites
Outschool White Rose
Creative Bug Times Table Rockstars
Discovery Education Beast Academy (ages 8-13)
Go Noodle Khan Academy
Below is a list of free learning websites and links
Our topic this term What would you ave done after school 150 years ago? We will answer questions such as what did children do at school compared to now? Were all children educated during the Victorian era? What did children do instead of going to school? Our topic lessons are linked to our class text, Oliver Twist.
It would be useful for children to write casually such as a diary, paying attention to capital letters, full stops, punctuation (?!,) and rich vocabulary (see the Horrid Henry words below). We can share these in class when the children return.
Children should read every day for at least 10 minutes. You can access reading books on Rising Stars. Additionally, children may wish to read their own books from home.
This term our class book is called 'Oliver Twist' by Gill Tavner. See our newsletter for more information.
In year 3, we have been learning to multiply and divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit. It will be useful to continue to practise these skills, as well as re-cap addition and subtraction.
We are due to start learning about fractions. If possible, it will be beneficial to look at equivalent fractions, e.g. 1/4 is the same as 2/8.
Keep using your Rock Star Maths login to help your child to practise their times tables on-line at home.
Talk about Maths!
Encourage your child to talk about the numbers around them: "What time it it?" "How long do you think it will take us to walk to ...?" "How tall is that building?" "How much is the shopping?"
What do I know about shapes?
I love playing with Tangrams to make different shapes. If you can, print, cut out and create with Tangram resource.
Use this online version
Please keep supporting your child in using a range of methods to practice these at home. Find out what works best for them. Below are the statutory spellings for year 1 (Gruffalo), year 2 (Percy the Park Keeper) and year 3 (Horrid Henry). Children should learn to spell all of these words by the end of year 3. Please encourage your children to practise these as often as possible.
This term we are asking "Why do Christians call Good Friday good?"
We will find out about the what the bible says; you can read it online here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+26&version=NLT
Some parts of the story are a bit scary so you might prefer to watch a cartoon version we saw in class. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3UKd6LQKng
What did they do to prepare for Easter?
You might want to:
Create a model or drawing of the story of Jesus' last few days before he died
Make (or just eat) hot cross buns. I've run out of bread so I'm going to make giant ones with wraps instead!
Research where Jerusalem is and find out about the Via Delorosa (Catholic tradition)
Christians believe that Jesus suffered death, taking the punishment for the sins of all people.
What do you think about this?
Has anyone ever helped you by taking away something bad in your life?
You might want to write a prayer to God or a thank you letter to someone.
Swift class searched St Georges and found lots of links to the Easter story.
Which is your favourite? Why?
Glossary for Parents
Here I have included a downloadable document which explains all the terminology we use in school. Your children are expected to understand and use this vocabulary when discussing their work. Hope this helps!
Enhance your reading at home...
Keep an eye out for news about our trip to Quarry Bank Mill on 27/02/20
Reminders for this term...
Purple Mash login link:
All children will have the opportunity to independently change their books, please make sure you read with your child every day for at least 10 minutes :)
Our P.E days are Tuesday and Thursday Please make sure children have their correct PE kits with them every week.
It is vital that the children stay hydrated throughout the day. Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school, which can be kept in the classroom and accessed freely throughout the day. Access to the water fountain will be at play times an lunch times.
Class Time Table