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E P Collier

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Year 3 LM

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Homework

After half term year 3 are learning to tell the time. Below I have attached some questions below based around time. 

 

How many days are there in a year? 

How many days in a leap year? 
How many months in a year? 

 

These websites may also be helpful: 

http://www.timemonsters.com/

http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/

 

Homework project

After the Easter half term we are learning about Ancient Egypt. As a homework project we would like you to complete one of the following activities:

 

Make a sphnix

Make a 3D pyramid

Or a mummy. 

 

Attached below are the resources to help make one or more of the above or you can be creative and create your own 3D sphnix, pyramid or mummy. 

We look forward to seeing them and putting them up on our display for the classroom. 

Below is a recipe for how to make a stir fry from the wok event the children watched today.    

HOW TO MAKE A STIR FRY

Important information

PE

PE will take place on Monday and Thursday.  Please make sure your child has the correct PE kit; shorts or jogging bottoms, grey / black, white polo shirt or plain white t-shirt, trainers or pumps. 

 

Reading

Children are required to read everyday at home, whether it be from a book / magazine / newpaper if entirely up to yourself and the child. It is preferably to read with an adult and have their reading book changed at least once a week.

 

Library

A visit to the school library will be on Thursday.  Children will be able to choose books to take home to read and change them on the following Thursday afternoon.

 

Spelling

Spelling will be given on Monday.  This will involve children researching words with similar spelling patterns.  A test will be conducted on Friday. Ten basic words with the spelling pattern will be chosen.

 

Thank you for your support

 

Miss Meredith

Dates for your Diary

Any important dates will be added here, so be sure to keep checking this page!

 

 

What we are learning

Recommended Reading List- Year 3/4

Helpful links to support Maths and English

 

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/maths.htm 

 

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/english.htm

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

http://www.theschoolrun.com/what-your-child-learns-year-3-maths-english-and-science 

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Times Tables

Children should try to practice their times tables from 1 all the way through to 12, as often as they can. 

Spellings

Spelling pattern week beginning 21st May

Can you investigate our spelling pattern this week which is the /ɪ/ sound spelt ‘Y’

Can you find this spelling pattern within your reading?

for example: 

gym 

pyramid

mystery

Spelling pattern week beginning 14th May

Can you investigate our spelling pattern this week which is adding the suffix ‘-ly’ with the root words ending in ‘le’ and ‘ic’.

Can you find this suffix within your reading?

 

Examples:

gently   frantically    humbly 

Spellings week beginning 30th April

These words are the National curriculum statutory words that need to be learnt in year 3 and 4. You need to learn all 20 and then you will be tested on Friday on 15 of them.

earth      occasionally   often

woman / women  eight (h)/eighth   

various   experiment    weight

naughty   exercise     ordinary

notice          extreme     through

particular  enough   experience

regular    occasion  opposite

Spellings week beginning 23rd April 

This weeks spelling pattern is adding suffixes beginning with a vowel (er/ed/ing/en) to words with more than one syllable (the final consonant is double). 

for example: forgetting        occurred           beginner

forbidden 

Spellings week beginning 16th April

 

The spelling pattern our class is focusing on is words with the /k/ sound spelt 'ch' (Greek in origin). 

Can you investigate this spelling pattern at home and provide the class with different examples you have found?

For example:

ache             scheme           technology              stomach

Spellings week beginning 9th April 

After the Easter half term the spellings pattern we will be focusing on is homophones. 

What are homophones? 

Can you investigate different homophones? Bring in examples of some you have found. 

e.g. which / witch       wear/were/where/we're

grate / great

Spellings week beginning 29th January

These words are the National curriculum statutory words that need to be learnt in year 3 and 4. You need to learn all 20 and then you will be tested on Friday on 15 of them.

decide

library

strength

describe

material

suppose

different

medicine

surprise

difficult

mention

therefore

disappear

minute

though/although

early

natural

thought (Phase 5)

 

strange              earth

 

Spellings week beginning 26th February 

 

Prefixes 'super-' and 'auto-'. What are prefixes? 

Can you investigate this weeks spelling pattern at home? How many different words can you find which use the prefix 'super-' or 'auto-'? 

e.g. superman          automatic          supernatural     autograph

Spellings week beginning 5th February

 

This week’s spelling pattern is words with the /ʃ/ sound spelt ‘ch’ (mostly French in origin) as well as ‘s’, ‘ss' (ion/ure)’.

 

For example:

chef     brochure     mission     sure

Spellings week beginning 29th January

These words are the National curriculum statutory words that need to be learnt in year 3 and 4. You need to learn all 20 and then you will be tested on Friday on 15 of them.

centre

increase

reign (h)

century

important

remember

certain

interest

sentence

circle

island

separate

complete

knowledge

special

consider

learn

straight

continue

length

 

 

Spelling pattern for week beginning 22nd January 

 

Apostrophes and Contractions

 

An apostrophe is a punctuation mark which looks like a flying comma.

A contraction is a shortened version of two words.

For example:

shall not - shan't                  will not - won't                             should not - shouldn't

Spellings for week beginning 15th January 

 

This weeks spelling pattern is prefixes of 'sub-' and 'tele-'. Can you investigate the pattern? 

Is there anything you notice when the prefix has been added? 

Examples of words: 

television, subway, submerge, telescope

Spelling week beginning 11th December

This weeks spelling is to learn about different prepositions. 

What is a preposition? 

When do we use prepositions? 

Can you investigate different prepositions and put them into sentences to share with the class? 

for example

through     under      beside     in front   

Spelling week beginning 4th December

Words ending in the /k/ sound spelt ‘que’

(French in origin)

Can you investigate this spelling pattern in your reading at home? 

What do pupils notice about the /k/ sound? 

Syllabify the words and write each syllable in the boxes.

For example:

antique         unique      technique

Spellings week beginning the 27th

Words ending in the /g/ sound spelt ‘-gue’ 

(French in origin)

e.g. fatigue      catalogue       plague      league

What do you notice about the /g/ sound?

Can you investigate any more words with this spelling pattern? 

 

 

 

Spelling week beginning 20th  

This week’s spelling pattern is the /ɪ/ sound spelt ‘y’. Can you investigate this spelling pattern? What do you notice about all the words?

For example: gym, myth, pyramid, mystery,

Spelling week 3 Autumn Term 2

These words are the National curriculum statutory words that need to be learnt in year 3 and 4. You need to learn all 20 and then you will be tested on Friday on 15 of them.

bicycle

guard

pressure

breath

guide

probably

breathe

heard(h)

promise

build

heart

quarter

busy/business

height

question

calendar

history

recent

potatoes

caught

imagine

 

Spelling week 2 Autumn Term 2

The spelling pattern this week we are learning are prefixes 'mis-' and 're-'. Can you investigate these prefixes? 

For example:

misunderstand                     retake                            misbehave                reapply

Spelling Autumn term 2 week 1

Can you investigate different homophones? 

What are homophones? 
it is a word that sounds the same but is spelt differently and means something different
'homo' - same  
'phone' - sound
For example: 
witch / which
their / they're / there
where / wear
break / brake

Spelling week 6

Investigate words with the /eɪ/ sound spelt ‘ei’ (vein), ‘eigh’ (eight), ‘aigh’

(straight), or ‘ey’ (they)

Spelling week 4

What are apostrophes? Where are they used? Why? Can you investigate words which use apostrophes for contractions?

e.g. doesn’t           I’ve     can’t        I’m

 

Spelling week 2

Can you investigate different prefixes? What are prefixes?

Can you include the prefixes you have found within a sentence?

e.g.      disappointed        disagree       disobey

unhappy    unusual

The curriculum spelling list for year 3 and 4

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Reading

What is your favourite book? 

Why is it your favourite book? 

Bring your favourite book into school and tell our class all about it. 

A Volcano Eruption in Year 3

In year 3 we have been learning about volcanoes and for homework we asked the children to make a model of a volcano which we would erupt in school. Below are some of the photos and videos we took from the eruptions. They were a great success.

Well done year 3!!!

Volcano eruptions

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