Welcome to the Dragons class web page
Welcome from Miss Cotton-Betteridge, Mrs Robinson and all the children in our Year 3 class.
PE - Tuesday afternoons!!!!
You will need your kit!
Dragon Class has been working hard to improve our writing this year. Here are some examples of our last Big Write.
Our Topic this term is the ‘Our Local world - Skegness and Lincolnshire’
Our History, Geography, Art and D&T will all be linked with our topic. We will be exploring the history of our local area and looking at the impact the industrial revolution and the railway had on Britain's coastal towns. We will be exploring our local geography and talking about the coastline of Britain. In Art we will be exploring our local environment and experimental with sketching pencils.
This term in English Year 3 will be exploring poetry, adventure stories, traditional stories, instructions, and narrative texts.
We will be looking at how to use simple, compound and complex sentences in our writing as well as different types of punctuation and grammar to make our writing interesting and lively. We have planned lots of practical activities and look forward to exploring the different aspects of our English learning.
In Mathematics this Term year 3 will be building on consolidating our learning from earlier in the year.
We will be learning about the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), developing our understanding of number and partitioning and will be exploring different ways of measuring, discovering shapes and time.
We will be developing our problem solving and reasoning skills and will be working hard on explaining how we solved a problem. A key focus will on using our numerical skills to tackle problem solving tasks. We will be using lots of equipment to develop our skills and to show our thinking.
Any extra work at home on the 4 operations will support your child's learning in school. The 4 operations are addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Science will continue to be taught by Mr. Cherry this term. The children will be learning about light and dark, and exploring the properties and uses of light.
Our P.E this term in with our wonderful PE coast Mr Meller who will be leading the children’s learning in Multi-skills. This develops the children’s skills across all areas of sport and includes; throwing and catching, avoidance games, agility, balance, co-ordination, invasion games, and other fun activities.
We would encourage children to read to an adult at home every night for a minimum of 10 minutes.
The children will have a reading diary, which adults can comment in when they hear their child read.
Children themselves, or older siblings, can also record the pages that they have read to in this diary.
Please also record any other books that your child reads, including books not sent home by school.
Literacy and Numeracy Homework
Homework this year will be sent home in a 'Homework Notebook' and children can choose which order they complete the challenges in.
The homework will be a series of Topic related tasks that the children can research and complete based on their interests.
Children will receive house points for each piece of homework they complete.
1 task per week = 2 house points and 2 tasks per week = 5 house points.
Copies of the homework challenges are also published online for parents to view.
You are encouraged to work with the children on these activities, which support the term's learning in class. It is important to let the children produce their own answers, but you can talk to them about how they should get there.
Please could children hand in at least one piece of homework each week.
What are my child next steps? How can I help my child?
If you find you have 5 minutes spare and you and your child would like to practise their Math, English, Reading, Science, Topic or Handwriting, here are a few activities for you to try...
- Arts and crafts, building models, play dough creations, baking, Lego, making head jewelry all help to develop fine motor skills and are fun! Although sometimes can be messy!
- Joined up handwriting on lined paper. Can they write a joke or a funny story to make you laugh? Challenge them to use their joined up writing to make you laugh, make you smile, tell you a story, describe their favourite place etc
- Maths problems. When you go shopping ask them to work out how many buns you will need. Can they prove their workings out? Ask them how more houses you have to walk past before you get to number 34. Can they explain how they found the answer? If I've got 16 marbles and we share them how much would we get each? What operation did they use? Lots of little 2 minutes questions can help your child's problem solving!
- Challenge each other. If your child gives you a problem e.g. 56 + 25 = ? and you give your child a problem, who can get their answer correct first?
- Games! There are lots of free math and English games that you can play on the computer and the iPad. Try a few out and see who wins...
- GPS ... grammar, punctuation and spelling ... Can your chin explain how to use a full stop, a question mark, an exclamation mark? Can you you give them a challenge to write a question in under 1 minute?
- English. Seen something disgusting? Funny? Beautiful? Can you and your child think of the best adjectives and adverbs to describe it? Who can come up with the best? Now can they put them in a sentence?