# Year 3

Welcome to Year 3, this year you will be working with Miss Lee, Miss Drabble, Mrs Jones, Miss Platt, Mrs Latham, Mrs Bano and Mrs Walker.

Remember to bring your book bag to school each and everyday containing:

- This weeks spelling list

- Times Table card.

Our PE days for this half term are

3ML and 3RD = Monday

3ML Only= Tuesdays

Swimming for this term is class 3RD. You need a swimming costume / shorts, a towel and a swimming hat if needed.

Maths - In maths our focus is Multiplication and division.

- Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3,4 and 8 multiplication tables.

-Learn and use written methods to calculate multiplication and division calculations.

-Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using known tables, including two digit numbers times one digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods.

-Solve multiplication problems, including missing number problems,  involving multiplication and division.

The children read their individual reading book most days during silent reading sessions. Your child will share their book with a member of staff once a week. In addition to this the children take part in a guided reading session daily. This half term the focus in reading is answering Deduction questions and summarising the events in paragraphs and whole books.

Writing

In English lessons the genres for this half term are Mystery stories and reports, including Scientific reports.   The children are applying new vocabulary taught from 'Girl and Robot', a touching tale, Leon and the Place Between alongside a wide range of other mystery texts. The children will be learning to:

- Apply new vocabulary in written work.

- Understand and write in formal and informal ways.

- Write a mystery story using suspense.

- Use prepositional phrases in writing

-Write an Scientific report

-Predict endings to stories using clues from the plot.

-Improve and edit their own writing.

Science

This term the Science focus is Rocks. The children will be learning to;

-Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties.

-Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock.

-Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.