The Year 3 Teaching Staff: 
Mr. A. French - 3F
Miss Z. Robins - 3R
 
Teaching Assistants:

Miss E. Stoneman

Mrs. K. Bennett

 

Remember to look after each other we are still following these rules:

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Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn Term.  We hope that this page gives you and your parents/carers 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 by phone (01909 550779) or e-mail enquiries@anstonparkjuniors.co.uk 

 

Children, the information on this page might help you to find out new things or revise things that you already know. You can also share what you learn and understand with your family. Going back over learning helps you to store the information in your long term memory.

 

Last term, we talked a lot about our 6Rs. Let's see how we can apply these skills to our learning this half term.

 

 

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

 

This half term we will be using a range of video clips to help us come up with some great ideas for writing. We'll be learning about the writing process and trying to remember that the first draft isn't always the best. 

 

We will be looking at short stories in film this term. Some of them will have morals and questions to explore together. One of the video clips we will be looking at is called 'Dangle.' There are no words but what do you think the man is thinking at each stage of the story? Do you think he was right to do what he did? You can watch the film below:

 

We'll also be continuing to improve our cursive writing. Hopefully, there will be a few pen licences being given out this half term.

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 will also be continuing on our reading journey thinking carefully about the VIPERS skills as we study our class novels.

 

Parents and carers can find out more about English by visiting the English curriculum page. You can visit by clicking here.

 

We will be carrying on learning about addition and subtraction this half term.

Your parent/carers can find out more about maths on the maths page of our webpage. You can visit by clicking here.

Remember to keep visiting TT Rockstars. If you forget your logon details please ask your teacher to reset them. You can visit TT Rockstars here:

 

 

There are lots of songs on the internet that can help you learn your times tables. Ask an adult to help you find some - they might help the tables stick in your long term memory. This half term we will be working on mutiplication and division by 2, 5 and 10. There's nothing to stop you learning any of the other times tables though.

 

Here's an example. Do you recognise the tune?

 

Our main learning in other subjects will be about magnets in science and locations in the UK. Parents/Carers you can download the knowledge organisers for these topics below to give you an idea of the areas that will be taught.

 

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Last term, in Geography, we learned about the continents on Earth and the oceans of our planet. Can you test your memory - which can you name on the map below?

 

This half term we will be focussing in more on the United Kingdom. Hopefully, you can remember the countries of the UK and the capital cities from last half term.

 

This half term we will be looking at parts of the UK in more detail including landmarks and famous places. Do you know any of the places below?

You can test yourself on your knowledge of UK landmarks by clicking on the quiz below. Don't worry if you don't get all of the questions correct. Hopefully, by the end of the half term you will be able to!

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One of our key objectives is to understand the main regions of the UK. You can watch a song about them below. The song also talks about Counties which are areas within the United Kindgdom. Do you know which county you live in?

 

Here are the regions of the UK:

Anston is in the Yorkshire and Humber region in South Yorkshire. You can find out about some of South Yorkshire's main landmarks in the video clip below:

 

If you are feeling very adventurous, you can deepen your learning ready for Year 4 by using a map to investigate the different counties within the regions. You can click below to find a labelling activity - if you decide to have a go though you will need a lot of patience.

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We will also be looking at some of the rivers and mountains in the UK. You can find lots of maps online to investigate where the main rivers and mountains are or you can click below to download them.

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You can find out lots about rivers and moutains and how they are made by looking at the DK Find Out website. Click on the image below to visit the website.

 

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!)

 

Having a good vocabulary is very important. It helps us to understand topics and work out new things too. Have a look at the vocabulary for this geography topic. These are the important words that we hope you will remember:

This term we will be thinking about forces but mainly about magnets and how they work.

You could start by having a go at this quiz to see what you already know. Don't worry if you can't answer all of the questions though - hopefully at the end of the half term you will have learnt all you need to know about magnets and how they work.

 

 

The BBC have some lessons about forces and magnets where you can start your learning. Click on the BBC Bitesize logo below to visit their website:

 

Here are some useful video clips to help you understand some of the vocabulary we will be learning in school.

 

To help get the vocabulary into your head, you can have a go at the wordsearch by cliking the link below. Do you think you can keep all of these words and their meanings in your long term memory? (The answers are on the sheet too so don't scroll too quickly!)

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The DK website also has lots of useful information about magnets if you want to deepen your learning independently. You can click the image below to go straight to the magnets section of their website.

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-are-magnets

 

 https://www.theschoolrun.com/key-stage-2-geography-curriculum

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

Below is the homework menu for this half term. Have a look at the options. 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. If you complete them all, ask your teacher for more ideas.

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.