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Class Reading Books
This term we will be reading The Firework-Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman.      

 

                                               

 

Notices

Welcome to Year 3! 
Elm - Mrs Clifton (Mrs Boyadjian- Thursday)
Willow - Mr McDonnell
Mrs Bridges

 

Login Sheets 

All children have come  home with their computer login sheet today (15.09.21). Please check your child's bag and keep this in a safe place. 

Water Bottles 

Please ensure that your child brings a water bottle to school with them each day so that they can hydrate regularly throughout the day. 

 

Reading Records and Books

  • Please ensure that all books are recorded in the reading record along with the dates that reading has taken place. We encourage daily reading. 
  • Please sign/initial these entries.
  • Comments about the book and your child's reading are welcomed with at least 3 comments a week. 
  • All reading records are checked on Mondays so please send into school even if a new book is not needed.
  • Reading books can be changed as needed - on any day of the week.
  • Children may record their own books in the reading record so we can see what else they are reading. 

 

Ukulele

All children will learn to play the ukulele in Year 3. Lessons with a teacher from Hounslow Music Service will begin on Wednesday 22nd September. Please see the Parentmail sent on 6/9/21 for details if you wish to purchase a ukulele and ensure your child brings it to school on the 22nd.

Useful information for parents - Online ukulele tuner link 


Strings – from top – My dog has fleas ( this is a good way to hear if your ukulele is in tune). 
G 4th string (top string)
C 3rd string
E 2nd string
A 1st string (ground)


Which way to turn the turners video

 

 

 

Autumn Topic 

Our topic this term is Active Planet where we will be learning about volcanoes, earthquakes and sources of energy. 

Further information about the learning in geography is available on our new Knowledge Organisers. This can be found in Google Classroom.

 

 

 

The below list is part of an initiative called Word Aware that we are using in school. We thought it would be helpful to share this list with you so that you can use some of these words at home when discussing the topic. If your child speaks a different language at home, it would be helpful to discuss and translate these words using your home language. We may add to this list during the topic as new words are introduced. 

Word Aware - Active Planet

 

Handwriting 

As you may be aware, last year Belmont have introduced a new cursive handwriting scheme.
Here is a link to the new handwriting guidelines to enable you to support your children practising letter formation at home. 

Belmont Handwriting Guidelines

 

Glue Sticks

Please provide a named  glue stick for your child to keep in their school pencil case. 
Thank you for your continued support.

 

PE

Elm PE days will be Monday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor).
Willow PE days will be Monday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor). 
Children are to come to school in full PE kit on these days as there will be no changing in school. 

 

Weekly Routines

Monday

Elm and Willow - Outdoor PE

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

Elm and Willow - French and Ukulele lessons

Thursday

 Willow - Indoor PE 

Friday

Elm - Indoor PE

 

Calendar/ Key dates  

School Diary

 

Letters 

 

Home Learning

For further information about Home Learning and ideas on how to support your child please click here.

When supporting your child with Maths calculation please look at the methods we use in Year 3 in the school calculation policy.

Reading

Daily (15-20 mins)

Please ensure that all books are recorded in the reading record along with the dates that reading has taken place. Please sign/initial these entries. Comments about the book and your child's reading are welcomed. Three comments per week is ideal.  

Reading records are checked on Mondays but reading books can be changed on any day.

Children may borrow books from the classroom library and the Junior Library.

Please note that children are responsible for changing their own books. 

Grammar & Punctuation 

Tasks will be set in a Y3 Grammar & Punctuation CGP book. 

Spelling

The words will be listed below from Wednesday and the children will be tested on the following Thursday/Friday. 

Maths 

This will available from Wednesday to be completed by the following Wednesday. The task is available on Google Classroom. 

Times Tables

Times table practice sheets

 

Creative Home Learning

 Available soon


This week:                   
 

Grammar & Punctuation Grammar and Punctuation home learning starts soon. 
Maths

Please see this week's assignment on Google Classroom.

Spellings

 The Statutory Spelling List below is for your reference. It shows the words/ spelling patterns

children should know by the end of Year 4. 

 Y3/4 Statutory Spelling list  -

 

 

Please learn the words in the table below for our spelling dictation task on the following Thursday/Friday.

The spellings relate to our current topic Active Planet.

 

Children do not need to learn both lists. They should only choose one list which they feel is 

appropriate to their level of understanding and spelling ability.

 

List 1

List 2

volcano

eruption

Earth

mantle

rocks

pressure

lava

extinct

planet

ocean

crust

earthquake

magma

molten

active

tectonic

dormant

natural

extinct

poisonous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 Recommended Reading List

Year 3 Calculation Policy

Learning Tree

 

Learning in school this week:
English

The Pebble In My Pocket by Meredith Hooper and Chris Goady

Maths Place Value (3 digit numbers)
Learning next week:
English The Pebble In My Pocket by Meredith Hooper and Chris Goady
Maths Place Value

 

French 

Madame Radet will update details about French in the coming weeks. Children are not expected to be doing any additional learning/tasks at the moment.