It has been so lovely to see the children back in school after half term. There has been lots of excitement and chatter about what they did and where they went. It sounds as though they all had a fantastic break - I hope you did too!
This term we are finishing our Prehistoric Britain topic in English and History. Fingers crossed we will have good weather for our trip next week, Monday 8th November. If you haven't yet returned your consent form, please send them in tomorrow.
In Science, we will be looking at animal and human skeletons and muscles and, in Geography, are starting a more in depth study of the UK and how it has changed over time.
New spellings will be given out this Friday and I have set the children Purple Mash and Mathletics homework for this week. In addition, there is a Geography task I would like them to complete. Further details of this weekly homework are below.
This week we have revised that composition of the United Kingdom. To complement the work in class, please could the children prepare some fact cards relating to each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. I suggest they fold an A4 piece of paper into quarters and complete one quarter per country. I will let them choose the facts to focus on but they could include: a picture of the flag, the highest mountain, the capital city, a famous monument or the national flower.
We are starting to look at column addition and subtraction this week, revising adding and subtracting two 2-digit numbers. I have set some Mathletics work looking at addition. The children will be able to do some of these questions mentally but please encourage then to write down their workings if they are struggling.
We also have out 'England Rocks' Times Tables Rockstar challenge next week. If the children can keep practising this week, I am sure year 3 will score lots of points towards our school total next week!
I have set the children the chapters 6 and 7 of the book, The Settlers, on Purple Mash. As always, the children need to read the text and then answer some multiple choice questions. If they are struggling with the text, you can read it to them and they can answer the questions. We will be starting a new book in class called 'Tilly and the Time Machine' next week, with a focus on comprehension skill such as prediction and inference. As always, the more the children can practise at home and you can ask them questions about their reading the better.