Welcome to the Year 3 Hawks Web Page
Welcome from Miss Moss, Mrs Bardovskis and all the Year 3 children of Hawks Class. We hope that you have had an amazing half term and that you are ready to begin your fun learning journey in year 3
- Term 3 starts on Wednesday 4th January and ends on Friday 10th of February.
- Please can you ensure your child has a named water bottle in school everyday. Your child can keep their water bottle within the classroom so they can have access to it at regular intervals. There will also be cups available for those children who do not have water bottles. Please note, only water can be drank during the school day. Fruit juice or flavoured squash are only allowed at dinner time.
- Please can you ensure your child has a healthy snack at break time, which can be left in your child's locker or tray.
- Please ensure that your child as their full P.E kit in school every day, as we are hoping to have some additional sessions in the afternoons.
- We are embracing lots of technologies at Seathorne. Please visit our Homework Padlet to find the links for Coding.org, Espresso Coding and SumDog.
- Please visit our Homework Padlet to find the links for Coding.org, Espresso Coding and SumDog.
- Please could children hand in at least one piece of homework each week.
The children will be tested on these spellings on: Wednesday 22 March.
Suffix -ed (changing the i to a y first)
wonder wallet quantity squash quarrel
quality wander watch wasp what
Words ending in -al
magical medical crystal tropical animal
capital comical vocal festival sandal
Igh or i-e
high smile while flight kite
dive might shine knight bride
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?
Our Topic this term is the Measly Middle Ages.
We will be learning about King John and the Magna Carta, King William and the Battle of Hastings, King Edward III and the Hundred Years War, as well of lots of exciting things about castles and lords, and peasants.
Our History, Geography, Art and D&T will all be linked with our topic. We will be building 3D model castles, Illuminating manuscripts, sketching artifacts and learning about castles all across the UK.
In English this term we will be looking at lots of different features of myths, poetry and persuasive writing. Our main focus will be on our Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling to develop our skills and to make our writing even more exciting. I look forward to reading all the amazing Big Writes this term
We will be looking at how to use simple, compound and complex sentences in our writing as well as different types of punctuation 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.
We are very excited about beginning our math learning this term! We have lots of exciting hands on and practical activities planned to help us explore our maths learning and problems.
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 be how we can explain how we know the answer is correct. 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.
Our focus for P.E in Term 3 will be Hockey. The children will be taught to participate in Hockey as a team game, as well as developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. The children will develop fundamental movement skills and become increasingly competent and confident in their agility, balance and coordination.
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.
These Padlets are password protected and only our class will be able to edit them.
The teachers in our class will monitor them regularly.
All passwords will be shared with you and your child during the first full week of term.
Remember to only include your first name when adding comments on a Padlet. We have discussed the rules about our Padlets in our class.
I hope you all embrace the technology and enjoy using them. I will be!
You can access the Padlets here: