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Welcome to Klee Class

Mrs Dunwoody, Mrs Kent and Mrs Furnish

Westwoodside Church of England Primary Academy

Year 3 Newsletter, January 2017

Wishing you all a very happy new year! 

Home Reading

We want to encourage all of our children to enjoy and engage with books and reading and we ask you to support this process through our Home Reading Scheme. Children have the opportunity to use books from school or home and their progress needs to be recorded in their planners. Reading will be monitored in school throughout the week so it is important for children to have their reading books in school. It would be helpful if you were able to ask questions about what has been read to check comprehension skills (see planners for ideas).

P.E

We have P.E. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This half term the children will be doing gymnastics and table tennis, so an indoor kit is required. Children should have a white T-shirt, black/navy shorts and a pair of pumps (football kits are not allowed). Please make sure that PE kits are in a bag and all items are clearly named. (Just a reminder that our school policy clearly states no jewellery, for safety reasons).

Curriculum

Our topic for this half of this half term is ‘Why were the Romans so powerful and what can we learn from them?’

Literacy

In fiction, we will be looking at mystery stories, exploring how authors create mystery and suspense.

In non-fiction, we will be looking at how to create a non-chronological report. We will use our topic the Romans to create some of our own reports.

Science

Our topic is ‘Forces and Motion’.  

Geography and History

We are looking at important places during the Roman Empire and how the invasion changed Britain.

PSHE

Our topic this half term is ‘Going for Goals’ which will link in with New Year resolutions and setting new targets in class.

R.E

Our focus is ‘Faith Founders’, we will be comparing and contrasting Christianity and Judaism, as well as looking at John Wesley.

Art

We will be using collage to create mosaics linked to our Roman topic, as well as researching our class artist – Paul Klee.

Numeracy

Week 1

Rehearse place value in 3-digit numbers, order them on a number line and find a number in between; compare number sentences; solve additions and subtractions using place value; multiply and divide by 10 (whole number answers); count in steps of 10, 50 and 100.

Week 2

Add pairs of 2-digit numbers using partitioning (crossing 10s, 100 or both) and then extend to add two 3-digit numbers (not crossing 1000); recognise and sort multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10; double the 4 times-table to find the 8 times-table; derive division facts for the 8 times-table; multiply and divide by 4 by doubling or halving twice.

Week 3

Identify 1/2s, 1/3s, 1/4,s 1/6s, and 1/8s; realise how many of each make a whole; find equivalent fractions; place fractions on a 0 to 1 line; find fractions of amounts

Week 4

Recognise right angles and know they are 90°; understand angles are measured in degrees; recognise ° as the symbol for the measurement of degrees; name and list simple properties of 2D shapes; begin to understand and use the term perimeter to mean the length/distance around the edge (border) of a 2D shape; begin to calculate using a ruler; know a right angle is a quarter turn; know 360° is a full turn; begin to understand angles and identify size of angles in relation to 90°.

Week 5

Place 3-digit numbers on empty 100 number lines; begin to place 3-digit numbers on 0-1000 landmarked and empty number lines; round 3-digit numbers to the nearest ten and to the nearest hundred; use counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtraction (Frog); subtract pounds and pence from five pounds; use counting up (Frog) as a strategy to perform mental subtraction of amounts of money; subtract pounds and pence from ten pounds.

Week 6

Catch up and assessment.

Homework

The children are invited to create their own project about The Romans. Children can include information, pictures and models to support their project. We will be sending home spellings and times tables work as well as setting focussed maths homework on a weekly basis.

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs. Dunwoody, Mrs. Furnish and Mrs. Kent   

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