Welcome to Year 3 - Stevenson

Welcome to Stevenson Class! I hope you find everything that you need on here. If not, I am always happy to answer any questions in person.

I will be teaching your children on Tuesday to Friday mornings and Mrs Russell will be teaching on Mondays and Friday afternoons.

Mrs Perkins will be assisting Stevenson and Brunel in Year 3 from Tuesday to Friday.

  • Please see our class newsletter on the right side panel (click to download).
  • Please check our class page regularly, I will update it with the work we are doing in class and the homework for the half term (spellings and times tables).

Things to know

PE is on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure PE kits are in school. They can stay on pegs during the week and then taken home to be washed over weekends.

Forest School will be on a Thursday with Mr Dalby. Please ensure that your child brings a warm coat and we encourage bringing a pair of outdoor shoes (wellies or trainers) for your child to change into.

This week we have already had children lose their cardigans and items from the P.E. kits - please ensure that your child's name is written on each piece of their uniform and P.E. kit.

Light

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This half term, we will be learning all about light. We will explore and investigate light in science and will be looking at how light is important to religious beliefs in RE. In Art, we will be creating Diva lamps and will be creating stop-frame animations in Computing!

English and Maths

In English, we will be learning to write non-chronological reports, personal recounts (diary entries) and direct speech. Keep checking this page to see if your child's writing is on here!

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In Maths, we will be learning how to use the column subtraction method and the formal multiplication method. Remember to practice the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables at home. You could play a game in the car or while you are walking to school.

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This Week

Reading Thursday

Reading Thursday will continue to run beginning Thursday 14th September. Hope to see you all there. The children love having you there!

English WOW Work!

Look at this incredible English work:

Mathematician of the Week!

Well done to ______ for their amazing calculation:

Homework

Reading at Home

Please support your child by reading with them every evening for about 15 minutes.

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Reading regularly will also:

  • Build confidence
  • Build a wider range of vocabulary
  • Help with spelling and oracy
  • Build a rich imagination

Our focus now is on reading comprehension - your child's understanding of what they have read, how it compares to other books that they have read and whether they have enjoyed reading it.

It would significantly help if you could check your child's understanding of the book by asking a range of questions (see the links below for examples):

If you have any questions about reading with your child at home, I am more than happy to talk to you and provide you with extra materials if needed.

Spellings

Please support your child in learning the spellings of the half term:

  • eight
  • caught
  • centre
  • century
  • heart
  • breath
  • busy
  • early

In class, we will be looking at the spelling patterns, finding out what the words mean and using them in a sentence.

If you have not seen these already, please look at the link below for the Common Exception words from Key Stage 1. It is always helpful to revisit these with your child regularly so that they can use them independently in their writing:

Also, please look at these Common Exception words that the children will need to know by the end of Year 4:

Times Tables

It is really important that your child practises their times tables at school and at home. This will help them in their maths lessons by making them more confident with number facts. The times tables are in the back of the reading diaries.

Here are some maths games that you could use at home to help them practise: