Mrs Curzon's Email Address:
Miss Gittens' Email Address:
School is closed to Year 3, 4 and 5 today (Friday 10th March). The children in these year groups have passwords which will give them access to Purple Mash and TT Rockstars from home and they are welcome to use both of these to complete any tasks today. We love reading at Puss Bank so the children could also curl up with a good book and enjoy some reading for pleasure time. The organisers also contain spelling lists that the children can focus on for their specific year group. Other curriculum ideas and online lessons are also available on the following link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage
Parents can contact teachers through the blue organiser - just make sure, please, that your child knows there is a message to hand in. You can also use our e mail addresses, which will be monitored on week days during term time and we will endeavour to reply within 72 hours. Please may we remind you that verbal messages at collection and drop off times are welcome if brief. If you need more time to discuss something, pop a note in the organiser or drop us an e mail and we can ensure your query gets our full attention.
Hello Year 3!
What an excellent term we have had! We learned all about the Stone Age! We enjoyed a great experience day where we got to handle artefacts and classify them, just like real archaeologists!
In spring term, we will be diving into the rainforest and exploring how forests are different depending on where they are geographically.
WE ARE READERS!!
We have been sharing lots of stories in Year 3.
3C have been enjoying the collection of short stories in 'A Drink of Water' by John Yeoman, while 3G have been enjoying various titles by Dr. Seuss!
Homework is continuing the same as last term. It is being set weekly on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday via teams. Please let your child's class teacher know if you are having difficulties in accessing this. We can provide paper copies and a workbook on request.
TT Rockstars is a great way to learn and remember times tables. Your child has a login inside their organiser. Please encourage them to spend a few minutes jamming on TT Rockstars just a few times a week. We will incentivise it in school through a leaderboard for effort in practising their tables!
Reading books have been allocated. Your child has been given a day of the week on which they should bring their books for changing, written in their organiser. Please, please do continue to read to your child and to hear them read aloud. Children enjoy reading when it is relaxed and not forced. If you find your child is reluctant to read, please come and talk to us for some ideas on how to get them more engaged.
Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please come to school wearing your PE kit on these days. Please remove earrings. Thank you
Miss Gittens and Mrs Curzon.
For practice of addition and subtraction facts:
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!
Choose the number bonds option.
Top Marks has some other addition and subtraction games, that you may wish to explore.
On this page, there are a number of free maths games that the children should be able to access. It is important to build fluency in number facts with 10 and 20. Overlearning can help with quick recall. This will help the children apply these bonds quickly when solving more complex problems.
Your child's login is in their organiser. Aim to login in three times a week and spend five minutes practising on the site. It can be played on a tablet/PC or phone.
Another site your child may enjoy is https://www.timestables.co.uk/. On this site, there are games and your child can choose one table to focus on at a time. There are also worksheets that you can use at home to support your child's learning.
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.
Available as an app - again, an adult needs to enter the child's spelling word list before they start.
This site has practice and test activities for Y3 spelling rules and the statutory Y3/4words that follow no particular pattern. (Spelling Bee words.)