Classes 2018-2019 -
Year 3@Hewish 2018-19
I have given the class logins for both Times Table Rock Stars (https://www.ttrockstars.com) and SumDog (https://www.sumdog.com) which are great fun and lots of maths learning. When using these websites and logins for the first time, your child will have to do a baseline test to see where they are (I will also be able to see this) can I please ask that you let your child do this bit on their own so it is true reflection of their understanding. Thank you. In time I will be setting tasks for them to do on these sites, but for now – login, have a play and get used to them!
Another resource that we use in class that I know some people have looked at at home is BBC Supermovers this is a fabulous ‘go to’ website for KS2 (and KS1) practice for times tables as well as SPaG help (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) we have been using the 3 x times table one quite a lot in class as the children need to know these (by the end of Year 3 they are expected to know 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 8s and 10s) so any extra practice will always be welcome!
Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to help on our trip to Caerleon next month, thankfully we have enough people to help us.
Next weeks spellings are: here, hear, heel, heal, main, mane, mail, male, knot and not – oh yes, those tricky homophones and near homophones (words that sound the same but are spelt differently with different meanings). Take a look at www.spellingframe.co.uk rules #21, 22, 23 and 24 are all good practice!
Spoiler alert! This is a sneaky preview of next weeks’ spellings: it is the ‘ear’ spelling that sounds like ‘ur/ir’.
Earth, early, learn, heard, earn, pearl, search, unearth, earl,rehearse.
Also I have trawled the internet and found this website to help you help your children learn this weeks’ rule and spellings. www.spellzone.com
I hope this helps.
A letter went out last week about our exciting trip to Caerleon near Newport on the 27th November 2018 (it is a Tuesday). We really need at least one more adult to help us on the trip, if you can help please let us know ASAP. Thank you!
More later in the week…
This week’s spellings are using the long ‘a’ vowel sound, using the ‘ai’ sound. The words are : straight, campaign, contain, brain, waist, claim, praise, complaint, afraid.
This week we have begin to learn about the Anglo-Saxon as part of our ‘They came, they saw, they conquered – who were they?’ theme. The class split into two families – Anglo-Saxons and British and discussed what they were going to do about the invaders and had a vote. Needless to say they all decided to fight! Here they are in action with their ‘chieftain’ taking control of the discussion.
This afternoon we also tried our hand at designing Anglo-Saxon jewellery.
Welcome Sheet and Learning Theme Hewish Year 3 terms 1 & 2 Please take a look at what we will be learning over the next two terms. If there is anything you are an ‘expert’ in and would like to come in a talk to the children about, we’d love to hear from you.
This week we have been archaeologists and uncovered some interesting artifacts from the six different eras we will be learning about. Some careful handling and clever detective work was used to match the artifact to the time period – good work Year 3 crew!
WELCOME BACK TO TERM 1!
Wow, what a lot of learning last week! Due to technical hitches towards the end last week we weren’t able to have our first spelling quiz, I am sorry. However fingers crossed all will be well this morning and we’ll start afresh with our weekly quiz. In the meantime, I will be handing out new spellings today and here is a link to where you can practice them. https://spellingframe.co.uk/
Go to Year 3 & 4 and it is rule #2.
We will be working through each rule, each week.
This week we will be historians, geographers, writers, readers, mathematicians, artists, athletes, computing experts…the list goes on!
Our learning theme for Terms 1 & 2 is They came, they saw, they conquered…who were they? and we have kicked off with the children learning about chronology and time lines going way back to the Stone Age. The children have been investigating artifacts and other resources. This week we are building on this with recapping our knowledge on the British Isles as well as making some Viking shields.
In maths this week, we will continue to focus on place value and really understanding what this means and how we use it in every day life.
You will notice that some of the words I have highlighted, these are key vocabulary words that we use in class, ask your children about what they mean – great way of finding out from them what we actually do in class!
I can honestly say I woke up this morning very excited about coming into school and welcoming the new Year 3 crew into their classroom. What a treat to see such eager faces beaming with enthusiasm for the year ahead.
Starting our year off we have introduced three simple school rules.
Respect the environment.
Over the course of this week, as a class we will be unpicking what this means to the children. I will be updating the website later on this week with our curriculum overview for terms 1 & 2. Just to remind you all my door is always open to you and your children, if there is anything you want to have a chat with me about I am always around. In the meantime, this is for your children: