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

Miss E. Stoneman

Mrs. K. Bennett

 

 

This is the general Y3 webpage. If your child is isolating and working at home, please visit the page below to find the work  and resources that you will need. 

https://www.anstonparkjuniors.co.uk/class-pages/school-closure/y3

 

Welcome back to the summer 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.

  

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

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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 'Egghunt.' There are no words but what do you think the characters are thinking at each stage of the story? What do you think the moral of the story is? You can watch the film below:

 

Don't forget to keep reading and practising spellings at home too. You can find out about our Reading Menu and find lots of resources on the Reading page and information about spelling on the English page.

 

This term we will be learning about fractions. What do you already know about fractions? What is a fraction? When might we use them?  

 

Remember to keep visiting TT Rockstars. If you forget your logon details please ask your teacher to reset them. You can visit TT Rockstars by cicking on the picture below:

 

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. Here's an example. This term we will be working mainly on the 4 and 8 times tables. Do you recognise the tune used for the 8 times tables?

 

Our main learning in other subjects will be about the Stone Age in history and rocks and soils in science. Parents/Carers you can download the knowledge organisers for these topics below to give you an idea of the areas that will be taught. Keep scrolling down for information about the topics and resources you can use at home.

 

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We'll be finding out about a period of history called the Stone Age. This period of prehistory in Britain generally refers to the time before written records began. It begins when the earliest hunter-gatherers came to Britain from Europe around 450,000 BC and ends with the invasion of the Romans in AD 43. Have a look at how it fits into world history on this timeline:

 

The Stone Age wasn't just one long period though. We'll be finding out about its different parts. There is lots of interesting vocabulary to remember. The Stone Age was separated into three main parts the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods. You might not remember those words straight away so here's a song to help! Did you know that dinosaurs and humans never actually lived together?

 

Even though Dinosaurs and Humans lived in different eras, there were still plenty of fascinating and fearsome creatures living in Britain during the Stone Age. Have a look at these fact sheets. Would you want any of these creatures as pets? Would you want to be hunting any of these?

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This is a well known creature from the period. They are exctinct now but we can find out about them because of skeletons and fossils (we'll be finding out about fossils in the Rocks and Soils project in science.) Do you know what creature this is? Do you know why prehistoric people hunted them?

 

We'll also be finding out about some important Stone  Age sites like Stonehenge. You might have heard of it - you might recognise the picture. Why do you think it was built?

 

We will be finding out how humans discovered fire and used stone tools and how they changed to become farmers and create permanent settlements. We'll find out about one of the most famous Stone Age settlements called Skara Brae. Have a look on this map. Which part of the UK is Skara Brae off the coast of?

 

Here's a picture of the Neolithic settlement (can you remember what a settlement is?) What do you think you can see? How is this settlement different from how early Stoneage people lived? Do you know the name of the kind of scientist that would have uncovered Skara Brae and dug out the artefacts? Click on the image to visit a webpage with a virtual tour.

 

You can start finding out about prehistoric Britain and the Stone Age by visiting the websites below. Just click on the images to go the webpage. 

 

You might also want to download and play the Stoneage board game from Cresswell Crags...

 

We'll be finding out about rocks and soils this term. Think back to our topic on plants. Why do you think that soil is important? What about rocks? Did you know that there are different types of rock? 

 

These are three of the main types. Some of the vocabulary is tricky to remember. Here's a song!

 

Here is some more information about how the different types of rocks are formed.

 

You can find out about fossils and how soil is made by visiting the BBC Bitesize website by clicking on the image below. Fossils can help us to understand about creatures that lived long ago...

 

What do you think this fossil was?

 

If you want to start your own research about rocks, a good place to start is the DK Find out website. To visit their webpage, click on the image below:

Parents and Carers:

HOMEWORK

Children should read as often as possible at home. We also ask that children practise spellings as part of their homework. 

 

Below are some extra home learning challenges - these are optional. 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. Feel free to devise your own ways to show what you have been learning in school - you might create a presentation on the computer or even a short video recording...

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.