Welcome to the Willow and Rowan Year Group Page
Welcome to Year 3. We have had a great start to the school year and are looking forward to all the learning we will be doing this year.
Weekly Home Learning Information
Please ensure your child is reading at least 5 times a week.
Last week we tested the children on the KS1 Common Exception Word spellings, your child should bring home a sheet this week with the words they spelled correctly highlighted. Please help your child to learn all of these spellings.
Once they are secure with these words they will bring home some new words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list. We have broken this list down into blocks of spellings with similar sounds where possible. We will be testing children on their spellings each half term.
The children should be carrying out maths home learning tasks every week; the minimum is times table learning. We would encourage them to use Times Table Rock Stars as it is timed and they are likely to be sitting a timed Times Table Test in Year 4 or you can use any other methods. We will be testing times tables periodically in school too. The age related expectation is that children will know their 2x, 5x and 10 x tables by the end of Year 2 and that in Year 3 they will learn their 3x, 4x and 8 x tables. They also need to know the related division facts.
We have also allocated some tasks to support their school learning on Mathletics.
Your children will have their logins for Mathletics and TTRS in their reading diaries, if you have any issues with logging in to either, please contact Mrs Cranko on firstname.lastname@example.org as she can look into it.
We know all children learn differently, if you have any questions about the spellings or maths, please email the class email address.
Thanks for all your help and support with your child(ren)’s learning.
Half Term Creative Activity Suggestion
Last week the children in Year 3 enjoyed making models of stone circles (inspired by Stonehenge) in clay.
If they are at a loose end over half term, we have suggested they try making stone circles from other materials.
Material suggestions include using biscuits (rectangular ones such as Custard Creams or Bourbons), cheese puff crisps (like 'Wotsits'), Lego, building bricks or empty boxes.
If your child(ren) create something they would like to share with us, please email us pictures on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.