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Year 3

Meet the Year 3 team

 

Mrs Allen teaches 3A (covered by Mrs Lancaster on a Thursday).

Mrs Mallett and Mrs Pope will be teaching 3GM. 

T.A. Mrs Bailey will be with Y3 to teach R.E. on a Monday afternoon.

 

 

Mrs Allen's Email Address:

3A.Homework@pussbank.cheshire.sch.uk

 

Mrs Mallett and Mrs Pope's Email Address:

3GM.Homework@pussbank.cheshire.sch.uk

News.

School is now closed for Easter.

 

 

This week, we have sent home seedlings for the children to care for and, at the appropriate time, to plant out in the garden.. We would love to hear of how well the plants grow,  and see any photos etc as we get further into the summer. 

 

We would like to congratulate all the children for their very positive transition back to the classroom and we are excited to have a full term together when we return. 

 

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!  

 

 

 

Home Learning for Absentees

 

If your child cannot attend school because they are waiting for a COVID test, or if they are well but are required to be in quarantine , here is the work they should do at home. 

 

 

 

WEEKL HOMEWORK

 

Homework set: Fri 26 March

Homework due: Wed 31 March

 

Now the children have returned to school and settled back in to a familiar routine, we will reintroduce some weekly homework tasks. Homework will continue to be set on a  Friday to be completed by the following  Wednesday

After Easter, we will be posting our homework on Teams, on the Homework channel of each class.

 

For the next week, please try and spend some time practising times tables (5 minutes daily) using TT Rockstars,  and daily reading. Children will be changing their reading books weekly. It would be very helpful for children to review and revise their 4x table facts and then work on 8x table facts, which we have now  begun to work on in class. 

Please see below for this week's spellings.

 

Thank you.

 

 

                                           

In addition to any other homework tasks, please continue frequently with...

  • Reading (see guidance below) 
  • Learning  of times tables
  • Letter formation practice. (See guide below.)
  • Word processing skills, using BBC Dancemat Typing.

 

 

 

 

 

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Handwriting Guidance

 

Please use lined paper and  a sharp pencil whenever practising handwriting.

Work on the use of spacing between words and keeping letters on the lines. 

If you reverse letters like d and b and p and q,  spend time on these. 

 

Tasks: 

*Practise individual letter shapes, with a focus on those you find trickier to form.

 

*Letter r causes particular difficulties, so perhaps practise some joins from letter r (ra , ro, re, rd, rt). 

Letter r always joins on to the next letter from  the top , never from the bottom.

 

*Letter i is often formed in a way that is too tall. Practise forming letter i with the correct height. (Shorter than l, t, h, b. )

 

 

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Maths:

 

1. Practise 4x  and 8 tables.

Do a little, but often. 

 

Think You've Got it ?

You could test your speed using: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.transum.org/Software/Tablesmaster/

 

 

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Reading:

Please ensure that your child brings completed books back to school to change! 

Read at least 3 times per week.

Record in the blue organiser. 

Adults can record what a child has read to them but children can record their own thoughts and opinions about their books too. 

 

Read for pleasure, for information,  read to someone aloud and have someone read to you.  Read  school reading book and books from home.  

Why  not read a book on Oxford Owls or Epic?

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk                           

https://www.getepic.com 

 

 

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Touch typing

This skill will significantly improve the children's ability to be successful with their school computing curriculum.

 

Use BBC DancematTyping:

(Click image.)

 

Or, on Purple Mash, use the following app.

(Click image.)

 

Curriculum

 

Our History topic this term is, "Ancient Egypt."  We will also be exploring

 

learning about forces in Science, as well as continuing with our weekly Yoga sessions. In Computing we will be learning about spreadsheets. 

 

We are hoping to show you what we have been learning whilst in school through our own gallery.

 

Let us know what you think angel

How to stay safe online:

                                                                      Useful  Weblinks

 

Maths:

For practice of addition and subtraction facts.:

www.mathplayground.com

 

Choose Maths Games, then addition and subtraction .

Choose any game that you wish to, but make sure it is not too hard or too easy!

 

www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Choose the number bonds option.

Top Marks has some other addition and subtraction games, that you may wish to explore.

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/

 

On the home page, choose addition and subtraction.

Select Jetpack Maths Addition or Archery Arithmetic Subtraction.

Both games have a menu to select which skills you want to practice. Most pupils should select three digit numbers + /- ones.  If this is too tricky, there are a range of other skills to practise.

 

 

 

Spelling:

https://www.spellingcity.com/

Parents need to subscribe but you can do so for free. If you enter children's spelling words they will be able to practise them in a variety of ways. This is also available as an app. 

http://keystagefun.co.uk/literacy-apps/squeebles-spelling-test/ 

Available as an app - again, an adult needs to  enters the child's spelling word list before they start.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

This site has practice and test activities for Y3 spelling rules and the statutory Y3/4words  that follow no particular pattern. (Spelling Bee words.)

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