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Mrs Furniss

Year 3 (101)

Science Rocks!

Today the children were investigating properties of rocks. They were given the task of finding out which rocks were the hardest and which were the softest. They also found out which rocks are permeable. The children helped to plan fair tests, and they recorded their results independently.

Homework week ending 7th December

 

Grammar

Your child has been given a password for spag.com. This is a site we use at school, and the children can also access grammar tests at home with their user name and password. Please keep the password safe as we will use this site at various times throughout the year. The test I have selected this week is conjunction types.

Reading

Please continue to read regularly with your child at home. In class we are reading bible stories associated with the Jesse Tree. If your child has a bible at home, it would be good if they could revisit the stories we have shared in class over the week.

Maths

This week we have been using mm, cm and metres to measure various objects. Your child has been given a few measuring tasks to complete at home. Also, please encourage your child to use a ruler or a tape measure to accurately measure items around the home. The children have been encouraged to make an estimate before measuring, and they have calculated the difference between the estimate and the actual length of objects.

Homework week ending 29.11.18

 

Maths

Your child has been given a number puzzle and a game to reinforce mental addition. Please play the game with your child, and don’t let them win every game. Losing a game is an important lesson to learn.

In addition, please encourage your child to play games on ‘Hit the Button’ website to speed up mental calculation skills.

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

Reading

Please continue to read regularly with your child. Please remind your child to return their reading book regularly so they can exchange it for a new book.

Spelling

This week we have been learning words from spelling lists 3 and 4. Ask your child to explain what is similar about the words on the lists. There will be a spelling test with these words next week.

Have a good weekend.

Mrs Furniss and Mrs Garnett

Homework week ending 23.11.18

Maths

We have been using column addition and subtraction this week to calculate answers. The sheets I have sent for homework are to develop mental calculation skills to make this work easier and more efficient. Please discourage your child from using their fingers when completing the sheets. There are also a couple of symmetry activities to complete.

Grammar

Your child has been given a sheet to decide if a word needs an or a preceding it. Although the children tend to use a or an appropriately when speaking, many children make errors in their independent writing.

Spelling

See spelling sheet given out earlier this week. There will be a spelling test with words from columns 1 and 2 next week. We will begin learning the spellings from column 3 on Monday.

Reading

Please continue to read regularly at home with your child. Also, please remind your child to return their reading book to school each week.  

Have a good weekend.

Mrs Furniss and Mrs Garnett

Y3 Class assembly

Thank you to all the parents and family members who were able to come to our class assembly. I'm sure you will agree that it is so important to teach the children about how to deal with bullying issues. This isn't just a subject we cover during anti-bullying week, it is ongoing throughout the year. We will discuss cyberbullying next week in class. Please encourage your child to discuss these issues with you at home too.

Homework week ending 16.11.18

 

Maths

Your child has been given a booklet with various tasks. These are revision tasks for skills we have already covered in school.

Spelling

With all the excitement of the assembly, the spelling sheet was not given out today. I will send it home with the children on Monday.

Reading

Please continue to read regularly with your child. If you ask questions about the content of the text, please ask your child to locate the information in the text in order to give precise answers.

Have a good weekend!

Mrs Furniss and Mrs Garnett

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