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Magnificent Meerkats

Magnificent Meerkats Class 2022-23!

 

A warm welcome to the Magnificent Meerkats Year 3 Class.

 

The Magnificent Meerkats are taught by Mrs. Brown and supported by Mrs. Short.

 

On our class page, we will celebrate our wonderful learning and there will be important information too.

 

 

 

Information for week beginning 23rd January:

 

Our spelling test will take place on Monday as usual this week.

 

New spellings will be given out on Tuesday as usual this week

 

Please see the information below regarding our updated homework procedure. 

 

Superstars: (Y3/4 statutory spelling words:) appear, material, library, perhaps, sentence, various, regular, bicycle, possess, caught.

 

Amazing Aces: (The 'l' sound spelt 'al' at the end of words:) metal, pedal, capital, hospital, animal, magical, signal, mammal, general, formal.

 

We are looking forward to our Chinese Dragon workshop on Friday this week. There will be no Enrichment on Friday afternoon due to the workshop. 

 

This week, Reading books will be changed on Tuesday and Friday. 

 

Updated homework: As a school, we have updated weekly homework activities to ensure consistency across school and within Key Stages. New homework expectations for Year 3 are as follows: All homework will continue to be given out on Tuesdays and is to be handed in by the following Monday (it can be handed in earlier if completed). 

 

Reading Homework (weekly)

 

  • Children are expected to read at least 5 times per week
  • Parents/carers will need to sign/comment in the reading diary
  • New Homework: Children are expected to complete a 60 Second Reads comprehension sheet

 

Spelling Homework (weekly)

 

  • Linked directly to spellings covered in class
  • 10 new spellings each week
  • New Homework: Look Say Cover Write Check sheet to complete at home (instead of Spelling Sentences)
  • These will be copied into children’s diaries and on the class webpage
  • Spellings are taken from the National Curriculum
  • Each week, children will complete a spelling test on a Monday

 

Maths Homework (weekly)

 

  • Spend a minimum of 10 minutes per week on TTRockStars on Single Player: Garage (as this is teacher set to the current times table(s) your child is practising). Children may also access any of the other activities on TTRockstars additionally.
  • Practice regularly through the week for our weekly times tables test on a Friday.
  • Children will write in their diary which times table they are required to learn for the following week.

 

Children will be rewarded by moving into gold for completing their weekly homework. Please ask if you have any questions regarding the Year 3 homework system.

 

Please scroll down for information about our topics this year and our class routines.

 

The webpage is updated each week during term time. 

 


 

Routines

Spellings

Each week, our spelling test will take place on a Monday afternoon. New spellings will be given out during our English lesson on Tuesdays. Our first spellings will be given out on Tuesday 13th September with our spelling test taking place on the following Monday.

 

Times Tables

Our times tables tests will take place during our Maths lessons on Friday mornings (beginning on Friday 16th September). We will begin with the 10 x table.

 

P.E.

The children will have a P.E. lesson on Monday mornings with Coach Ryan from Synergy Sport. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed in their outdoor P.E. kit on Mondays.

 

Monday Mornings

The children will be taught by Mrs. Short during Monday mornings (along with their Synergy Sport P.E. lesson). For the remainder of the week, Mrs. Brown will teach the class.

 

Reading Books and Homework Diaries

Please ensure your child brings their reading book and homework diary to school every day. The children may need their reading books to read with an adult in school and their homework diaries to practise spellings and record notes/messages.

 

Snacks at Break

Now the children are in Key Stage 2, they will not have fruit snacks provided at morning break.  Please ensure your child brings fruit/vegetables if you wish for them to have a snack.

Homework

 

Reading - Reading regularly is really important to help you with your learning and it is really fun too. You need to read your school reading book which you bring home from school and books you have at home too.

 

Reading Homework (weekly)

 

  • Children are expected to read at least 5 times per week
  • Parents/carers will need to sign/comment in the reading diary
  • New Homework: Children are expected to complete a 60 Second Reads comprehension sheet

 

Spelling Homework (weekly)

 

  • Linked directly to spellings covered in class
  • 10 new spellings each week
  • Look Say Cover Write Check sheet to complete at home (instead of Spelling Sentences)
  • These will be copied into children’s diaries and on the class webpage
  • Spellings are taken from the National Curriculum
  • Each week, children will complete a spelling test on a Monday

 

Maths Homework (weekly)

 

  • Spend a minimum of 10 minutes per week on TTRockStars on Single Player: Garage (as this is teacher set). Children may also access any of the other activities on TTRockstars additionally.
  • Practice regularly through the week for our weekly times tables test on a Friday.
  • Children will write in their diary which times table they are required to learn.

 

Homework will be handed out on a Tuesday and will be due in the following Monday. Children will be rewarded by moving into gold for completing their weekly homework. Please ask if you have any questions regarding the Year 3 homework system.

 

 

Useful links

Click on the links below for useful resources for homework. Log-ins for Times Tables Rockstars and Purple Mash will be stuck into homework diaries shortly.

Our Topics 2021-22

 

Autumn 1 - Gods and Mortals (Ancient Greece)

 

Autumn 2 -  Mighty Metals

 

Spring 1 - Tremors

 

Spring 2 - Flow

 

Summer 1 - Scrumdiddlyumptious

 

Summer 2 - Tribal Tales (Stone, Bronze and Iron Age)

Autumn 1 - Gods and Mortals

 

Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the Sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus. Then decide your own fate when a mysterious box is found and stirs your curious mind.

Mighty Metals - Autumn 2

 

You’re an engineer, a scientist, a maker of people (iron people, of course). Explore the scientific world of forces. Expand your mind as you test and trial, build and move. Then, meet Hogarth the Iron Man’s companion. The Iron Man wants a friend. Can you build him one? You must make him strong, sturdy and ready to rumble. 

 

 

Spring 1 - Tremors

Tremors. Overwhelming and mighty, Mother Nature’s awesome energies hiss and roar deep within the Earth. Plates collide, spewing lava. Rocks rain down and mud slides in torrents. Towns and cities vanish under ashen clouds. Discover the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters and glimpse their savage and deadly effects. Discover the properties of rocks shaped by the Earth’s breathtaking power. Watch out. Volcanologists detect formidable rumblings from an extinct volcano in Scotland’s capital. Red alert! What would you do?

Spring 2 - Flow

 

From humble beginnings, the river flows down the mountain and into the sea. How deep does it go and how fast does it travel? What soil types can you find by the river? Which animals make their homes there? Let’s get down to the river bank and find out. Now hop on an imaginary boat and travel some of the world’s most majestic and keep a journal as you follow their course. As part of the local news team, it’s your task to track down the source of some mystery pollution. Where did it come from and who is to blame? Let’s meander through the world of rivers, taking a dip into their watery world.

Summer Term 1 - Scrumdiddlyumptious

 

Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats. Work up an appetite with delicious stories about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a fruity sculptor. Find exciting recipes to read – and write your own, too. Then get busy in the kitchen, making tasty dishes from across the world and discover how good food helps you grow fit and strong. Be a whizz and create your own scrumdiddlyumptious smoothie for Squeezy Joe and his team of fruity friends. And here’s food for thought – if you are what you eat, what does that make you?

Summer Term 2 - Tribal Tales

Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all your technology and try to forget the modern world. Imagine this place 5000 years ago. What would you have seen? Head back to prehistoric times to gather berries and hunt down dinner. Unearth ancient objects and visit astonishing mystical monuments that reveal the secrets of an ancient time. Learn how the people of Britain developed over thousands of years, from the Stone Age to the Roman invasion. Work as a tribe to build a seasonal monument to celebrate the coming of spring. Then sit quietly and reflect, waiting for the sunrise. What tribal tales will you have to tell?

 

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