Miss Dearn (Team Leader)
|Mrs MacDougall & Mrs Turner|
Why did the Romans invade Britain?
Welcome to Year 3
We have had another enjoyable week going back in time to immerse ourselves in the world of the Ancient Romans. We have role played to find out what it felt like to be Romulus and Remus, creating our own dialogue. We have written a job advert to persuade others to become a gladiator and also enjoyed planning a cross stitch mosaic.
We are very much looking forward to Roman day next Monday, 22nd January!
The Year 3 Team
Over the last few weeks, we have been learning our 3x, 4x and 8 x tables. Please practise these at home with your child so that they are confident. Some things you could practise are:
- counting in sequence: 3, 6, 9, 12 .....; 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 ...; 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48
- recalling multiplication facts out of sequence (e.g. 8 x 5 = 40, 4 x 7 = 28), initially by counting in their times tables, moving onto using known facts (I know that 4 x 10 = 40, so 4 x 11 must be 44)
- recalling matching division facts ( 8 x 2 = 16, so 16 divided by 2 = 8)
- understanding that 3 x 4 and 4 x 3 will produce the same answer
In Year 3 we would love for your child to read as frequently as possible. Your child has a reading book and a Reading Record diary that you can write comments in. We are also keen to see children writing their own comments about what they have read! Each Wednesday, your child will be sent home with a reading comprehension activity. Please complete this with your child for the following Wednesday.
Writing (We love writing!)
Every week your child has plenty of opportunities to write. We encourage the children to write at length in many different subjects. We also have a weekly Big Write session where we focus on writing lots of different text types, e.g. traditional tale, diary entry, explanation text.
To view the English objectives that we will cover this year, please click on the link below:
BIG Write and the BIG Talk!
Every Thursday your child takes part in the Big Write. We would love for your child to discuss the Big Write with you so they are full of ideas for the session! You can find details on the Big Write on our homework page.