The Year 3 Teaching Staff: 
Mr. French - 3F
Mrs. Allen - 3AH
 Miss Harvey - 3AH
Teaching Assistants:

Mrs. Bennett

Mrs. Akbar

Mrs. Cliff

 

Welcome back to our first half term. We hope that this page gives you and your families lots of information about some of the things we will be learning. Have a good look around.

Parents/carers, if you have any questions please contact your child's class teacher at school or e-mail enquiries@anstonparkjuniors.co.uk 

 

The information on this page might help you to find out new things or revise things that you already know. Going back over learning helps you to store the information in your long term memory.

  

For the first half term we will be looking a lot at our 6Rs and training our learning brains.

Here are our 6Rs. They are all important to help us be the best learner that we can be. We aim to be:

 

Below is the overview of our learning for this year. You can find information about the learning for each term further down this website. The information on our Year 3 page will change each half term to match our plan for 2021 - 2022.

 

Here is some information about what we will be learning in the first half term.

 

Parents and carers can find out more about English by visiting the English curriculum page. You can also find out more about the books from the Reading Menu that we will be studying in class and other great books on the menu by visiting the reading page - click here.

 

For the first half term, we will be studying animations and stories and then our writing will be based on them. Here is the first animation we will be thinking about:

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What do you think is happening?

Do you think it is fair?

What do you think the birds are saying?

There is lots to think about! What questions can you come up with about the animation?

 

We will be thinking carefully about handwriting and punctuation for the first half term. We will be writing non-fiction and fiction texts. Here are two lessons that you might want to explore at home with video clips and quizzes. One is about inverted commas which we will be learning about. The other will help you to remember some of the learning from Year 2 about apostrophes for contraction.

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One thing that you could do at home to improve your English skills is to try to learn how to read and spell as many of these words as possible. These are the words you have to know by the end of Year 4. (Click on the picture to make it bigger!)

We hope you will take some time at home to explore lots of different books too. You can visit our reading page to find out about lots of different books including links to our virtual library and lots of resources to read by visiting our reading page. Click here to find the page.

 

In the first term, we will be looking at place value and how numbers are made. Parents/Carers can visit the maths page of our website to find out more about our maths curriculum. To navigate there quickly, you can click here.

 

Do you know how many ones make ten? How many tens make one hundred? What is the greatest digit you can have in the ones column?

 

You can also have a look at the questions below to see the things we will be learning about. Don't worry if you don't know the answers yet - or if you do know the answers. Your teacher will make sure you get the right types of question in class.

You will be given a password and username for TT Rockstars. You can use this website to learn times tables and create your own band - we have lots of competitions and tournaments in school so keep practising. You can use your log in details to log in at home and practise too. Click on the image below to visit the website:

 

There are lots of other ways to help you learn your multiplication tables.  We'll be doing lots of counting in multiples. One way to practise is to use mutiplication and counting songs. An adult can help you find some great ones like this - brought to you by the makers of 'Baby Shark'...

 

Our main learning in other subjects will be light in science and learning about the continents of the world in geography. We will also be finding out about the different parts of the United Kingdom. You can find out more below.

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In geography we will be exploring the world. Can you name the different continents? Do you know any countries in each continent? Hopefully you will by the end of the half term! You can check what you already know by clicking on the quiz button below. You might need an adult to help you read the questions.

 

Here is a map of the continents that we will be learning about.

(Sometimes, the Austrailan continent is called Oceania. Australia consists of Australia and New Zealand whereas Oceania is made of four regions including Australasia. It stretches out over the Pacific and part of South East Asia, covering Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.)

 

Here's a song about the continents. You might pick up some facts about each. Which is the largest? Which is the smallest? Which is made mainly of ice? Do you know what a hemisphere is?

 

You can find out more about the world, including the names of the oceans surrounding the continents, by visiting a BBC lesson. Just click on the picture below.

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We will also be finding out about the different parts of the United Kingdom. Do you know the difference between the British Isles, Great Britain and the United Kingdom? Do you know why the flag of the UK looks like it does? Do you know how to make sure it isn't flying upside down?

 

Hopefully, you will do by the end of the half term. To get your brain started you can watch the clip below.

 

If you want to, you can take part in a series of virtual lessons from Oak National Academy about locational knowledge of the UK. To take part in the lesson at home click on the logo for Oak National Academy below.

 

You can also take part in a series of virutal lessons from Oak National Acedemy to explore Europe. If you want to have a look at this lesson, click on the image below.

 

Here's another quiz. Can you answer the questions about the UK? Don't worry if you can't - you can always have another go at the end of the half term.

 

A fantastic resource that we will be exploring in school is called Google Earth. You can explore the continents and countries - even down to the street level - of almost anywhere on the planet from the comfort of your classroom - or home. You can use Google Earth at home by clicking in the picture below. (It might take a few seconds to load - the world is a big place!)

 

You can also complete your own research about the different continents by visiting the DK website. Click on the image below to take you there.

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In science this term we will be learning about electricity. Electricity is useful for lots of things but remember it can also be dangerous. Click on the warning sign below to find out more about how to stay safe when using or near electricity.

 

You can download some safety tips to help you remember. The file to download is below. Could you design your own electrical safety poster?

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We will find out how electricity is generated, how it is transported, what uses electricity and how it works. You can start your own research by looking at safety, where electricity comes from and some of the ways we use it by visiting this website:

 

These videos might help you to learn and remember some of the important facts we will be learning about:

 

Our friends at Oak National Acedemy have also produced some virtual lessons about electricity. If you want to revise what we have been learning in school you can take part in the free virutal lessons by clicking their logo below:

 

The BBC have some lessons about  electricity where you can carry on learning at home. You can visit their Bitesize lessons by clicking on the image below:

 

You can also start our own research about light at the DK website. Click on the link below to find their section about electricity with lots of interesting information:

 

You can check how much learning has gone into your long term memory by having a go at the quiz by clicking the image below. What is your highest score? (Remember you can have more than one go!)

Parents and Carers:

Parents/Carers can find out more about our main topics in geography and science by clicking the links below. The SchoolRun website is a useful source of information for all subjects in the English National Curriculum. Click on the image above to visit their home page.

 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-electricity

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/islands-and-continents

 

You can find out more information about other areas of our curriculum - including English and maths - by clicking on the school curriculum tab at the top of this page.

HOMEWORK

At home, we hope you read regularly and practise times tables - don't forget to log into TT Rockstars. You can also have a look at the homework menu.

 

Below is the homework menu for this half term. Have a look at the options. Can you complete at least one of the spiciest? If you need any resources or you need any of the tasks explaining, please ask your teacher. Remember, some of the tasks might take longer than a week. Scroll past the menu and you will find some resources that might help with some of the tasks.

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PE

There may be changes to the PE days some weeks so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school all week.

Indoor Kit = plain white t-shirt, shorts and suitable shoes (pumps or trainers)

Outdoor Kit = tracksuit bottoms and warm jacket and shoes suitable for the outdoors (trainers)

Please be reminded that no jewellery should be worn and earrings MUST be removed by the child for any PE session. Long hair needs to be tied back. Please note that football kits are not acceptable as part of our PE kit.

Useful Websites: 

https://play.edshed.com/login

This is an interactive website that the children can use to practise their weekly spellings and words that are on the compulsory KS2 word lists.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

This website has a good range of free games to practise phonics and decoding skills.

 

http://www.sentenceplay.co.uk/

This has a good range of games which support your child’s spelling and grammar skills.

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

This is a new website introduced just before half term. This is a fun and competitive way for your child to learn their times tables. Look out for new competitions and challenges! Children's log in details are in their organisers.