Year 3

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 2)

English: ‘Mousehole Cat’

We have been exploring the text and writing descriptive passages based on the illustrations, using our 5 senses.  We are also working on creating mulit clause sentences using subordinate conjunctions.

At home you can: Talk about the story and who the main characters are. What happens to them? What is the main problem in the story? How is it resolved?

Maths:  Multiplication and division

We have been learning about the expanded method of column multiplication.

At home you can: Practise your times tables, especially focusing on what happens when a number is made 10 times bigger eg. 2 x 8 =16,     20 x 8 = ?

Home Learning ideas for next week

What do you know about the Royal Pavilion? In preparation for our trip find some facts to share with the class.

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What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 6)

English: Poetry

We have been writing poetry using onomatopoeia, similes and personification.  We have been working hard to edit and publish our poems for an audience.

At home you can: Practise giving and following sequences of instructions for our next unit of work.

Maths:  Addition and Subtraction

We have been multiplying and dividing using related facts, while also learning and representing different ways to multiply and share.  We have focused on the 4x table and 8x tables this week, using doubling to help us.

At home you can: Continue to practise and learn your times tables.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 2)

English: Non-Fiction texts about Stonehenge

We have been researching information about Stonehenge (why it was made, how it was built etc.) and grouping our information into pargaraphs.  We will then be writing own non-fiction report about it.

At home you can: What ‘sound effects’ can we make up using things we find at home?

Maths:  Addition and Subtraction

We have been adding and subtracting increasingly difficult numbers up to three digits, exchanging and regrouping using written methods.  We have also been using estimating and inverse calculations to check our answers.

At home you can: Continue practising adding and subtracting or research and write your own non-fiction report.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 5)

English: Transition unit based on a range of books

We have been:

Beginning our ‘Adventure Stories’ unit of work focussed on the text ‘Stone Age Boy’.  We’ve read the story, made predictions and mapped out the plot in clear parts.

Maths:  Addition and Subtraction

We have been:

Adding and subtracting one digit numbers from three digits numbers.  Sometimes we have used our knowledge of number bonds and sometimes we have used place value counters to represent moving and exchanging between tens and ones.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Mathletics homework to practise place value, addition and subtraction.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 4)

English: Transition unit based on a range of books

We have been:

Reading a range of books based on the theme of caring and friendship, reflecting on how we behave towards others and how we would like to be treated.

Maths:  Place Value

We have been:

Looking at how numbers are made and what each digit represents.  We’ve used this to count in 5, 10 and 50 and solve a range of problems.  We have also been working on our explaining and reasoning skills to justify our ideas.

Home Learning ideas for next week

See English homework on word classes.