YEAR 3 

This Week:

We have kick-started our English  work this week by reading Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age.  We have considered what we know about Ug's family and their way of life and thought about what we like/dislike about the story. We then did our own setting descriptions of their home using powerful adjectives and our senses to bring it to life! 

We already knew that some early humans lived in caves during the Stone Age. But, were there any other types of houses? We went outside to investigate and we built our own stone age shelter. Well done year 3! 

 

Homework - Due in Wednesday 20th September 

Topic/English Homework 

Design your own Stone Age penfriend!

Imagine that you had a friend ...who lived in the Stone Age!

What would he/she be like?

What is his/her name?

What are their interests?

Draw and write about your Stone Age friend in your homework books.

Maths Homework

Please complete the tasks assigned to you on Mathletics.

 

 

 

 

Touch Typing

Teaching children to touch type is a great skill to have early on that will save a tremendous amount of time later. It’s great for hand-eye coordination, letter recognition, spelling,  and it’s an effective way to share their thoughts and ideas. Seven is a good age to start and it can be great fun to learn. Dance Mat typing is free and offered by the BBC. Click on this link.

 

Times Tables

Keep practising your times tables and see if you can complete the grid.

 

Challenge: What is the best time you can complete the times table grid in? 

Extension:

Can you complete a mixed up times table grid in less than 5 minutes? 

http://www.longevitypublishing.com/tips-to-help-children-learn/

 A good practice game:

 http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/maths/ma13time/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find/timestables_2.swf 

 

 

 

A good general website: http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/ 

 

Some fun brain-building activities: http://www.tate.org.uk/kids/games-quizzes/wondermind 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons to Celebrate:

Congratulations to our two stars of the week:  Maame and Emira! 

Notices:

 Snacks:

It has been noted that there are a number of unhealthy treats finding their way into lunchboxes. If you wish to provide your child with a snack, please ensure that it is fruit or vegetable based as we are a healthy school and would like to promote this.

Pencil Cases:

Please ensure that your child has a pencil case in school everyday. A letter went out before the summer holidays about contents, if you need anymore details please contact your child's class teacher.

Swimming:

Please note that our first swimming session is Wednesday 13th September. 3T will be meeting at the swimming pool and 3H will walk from school at 9.30am. If you are able to help with walking to or from the pool please contact the office. As a healthy school we will no longer be having a biscuit after our swim. Please ensure that your child has a piece of fruit or veg to eat after the session.

Parent Meeting:

There will be a short meeting on Monday morning for the parents to come and gather information about Year 3. This will be held in one of the Year 3 classrooms and will start promptly after the morning bell.

 

Don't forget: Check your child's book bag for any letters.

Tissues:

As the cold and flu season approaches any donations will be very gratefully received. Thank you for your support.

Toys:

Please do not allow your child to bring toys into school as they are a distraction in class and are not allowed on the playground. Also many have gone missing or been broken.

Reading:

The library is closed for a stock take and will be opening as soon as this completed. The children will be taking part in Star Reader Assessments and new books will be issued once this is complete. Please take books out of your local library in the meantime. Thank you for your support.

Additional optional spellings to practice at home. Please click on the link:

First 100 High Frequency words

Next 200 High Frequency Words

Year 3 Spelling List

 

Topic Vocabulary

coronation monarch duty
reign broadcast carriage
soldier British procession


Adding the suffix 'ment'
 

Which words can you add the suffix 'ment' to. e.g. enjoy -> enjoyment

 

The ir sound spelt or after w

worm world work
worth worse password
workshop workers

 

Words ending in -al

royal gradual medical
tropical formal comical
magical plural vocal
capital animal crystal
signal festival sandal

 

Can you add the suffix -s and -ly?

 

Words ending in -el

parcel label vowel
angel tunnel camel
jewel snorkel cancel
level towel squirrel
tinsel travel trowel

 

Homophones

seen and scene

sighed and side

wait and weight

hole and whole

new and knew

 

Words ending in -le

simple apple angle
middle battle triangle
giggle wiggle rectangle
puzzle little cuddle
kettle purple handle

 

Can you add the suffix -ing, -s and -ed?

 

Words with the suffix -ness

lateness weakness quietness
madness darkness softness
illness goodness stillness
bitterness sadness kindness
plainness fitness coldness
dizziness jolliness silliness
bossiness sloppiness ugliness
cheekiness giddiness chattiness
sleepiness spiciness stickiness
fussiness

 

  

The ee sound spelt ey

 

monkey key valley
chimney trolley jockey
money barley kidney
donkey turkey volley
alley honey hockey

Can you add the suffix -s?

 

Adding the suffix -ness

We can make a noun by adding this suffix.

goodness softness stillness
sadness illness quietness
bitterness madness darkness
foolishness fitness coldness
kindness plainness hardness

Words ending in -il

 

fossil nostril evil
stencil council peril

Where the s sound makes a zh sound

 

usual television revision
measure treasure

 

Can you add any more?

Can you use these words in context?