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St Margaret's CofE

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GRACE, STRENGTH, LOVE

Year 3

Home learning

While the school is closed to most children, we do expect children to continue to learn as much as possible. We will be updating the website on Mondays with work to do and activities for the children to be getting on with in the following week.  Some of this will be through other websites and some of it will be activities that we have planned to support topic work.  You will need paper and pencils.  

 

You will find all of the week's work under the 'Home learning and weekly resources' button and then by week beginning (WB).  You will also notice that there are subject buttons.  In here teachers will be putting other supporting materials: web addresses, videos, spelling lists etc, for more generic support that your child can also do if they find themselves with some spare time, or have a specific area of learning that they would like to do more work on.  Please note that these web pages are a work in progress, if there is something that you need that is not covered in either of these places, please e-mail the workathome@stmargarets.brighton-hove.sch.uk email address for help and advice. 

Home learning

 

1.  Set a time table

Aim to establish a familiar routine that your children are comfortable with.  Try and keep maths, English and Reading at a similar time (when possible). Maths can include skill practice (mental maths, times tables), and the same for English. (Spelling, grammar or handwriting.)

On the curriculum page there are tutorials for maths if you need them

 

2.  Encourage your child to set up their own work space  - somewhere  quiet and away from distractions.

 

3. Keep to routine and include exercise.

 

4. Your child's pack contains things they can do, but each week there will also be suggestions on this page updated weekly.

 

5. Your child can access sites such as Spell zone, Rock Stars Times Tables, French games. net,
Topmarks activities including 'Daily 10'. Other useful things include learning to touch type.

 

6. The times tables practice sheets are on the Curriculum Maths page. All children will need to know their 12 x 12  tables. In Year 3, we should know the 2x, 5x and 10x securely from Year 2 and we have worked hard on 3x, 4x and 8x this year in Year 3. 

Year 3 Curriculum Map - an overview of the Year 3 curriculum

Activities to complete at home if needed!

Maths for the able child

 

If your child needs more challenge we recommend the challenges from https://nrich.maths.org/

 

Click on the primary tab and search for a challenge on an appropriate theme e.g. addition, fractions, symmetry.

The key thing is to let your child puzzle your way through it , rather than show them how to work it out.  Helpful hints can be found in "how to get started"  and for adults - looking at the solution may make the skills needed clearer  

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Welcome to Year Three!

What changed in 1066?

       

 I hope you all had a wonderful break! This half term we are asking the question - 'What changed in 1066?' We will be exploring what England was like before 1066, what happened in that famous year and what the effect on our country was afterwards. We will also think about how the English reacted at the time! We are looking forward to visiting Battle Abbey in a few weeks time - more information coming out soon!

 

We are privileged to continue working with Miss Hinkley and Miss Herriott who are trainee teachers working with us for 5 more weeks. They have been absolutely brilliant so far and have lots of exciting ideas planned!

 

On this page you will find updates about homework and activities taking place within the classroom. Keep checking and make sure you are up to date with any news and photos of our fun learning!

 

Spelling Homework

Every Monday children will receive a new set of spellings to be learnt that week. They will be tested the following Monday. Even though this is changed weekly, it is extremely important that you continue to remind your child of previous learning. I have put all of this term's spellings in weekly folders below in the homework section in case homework goes missing!

 

Daily Reading

Children should be reading daily for 10 - 15 minutes with an adult or independently. They will be given time every day to change their home book and will read at least once a week with an adult in school. Yellow reading records should be signed every time a child is read with.

 

PE 

We have PE on a Monday morning and on a Wednesday afternoon. PE kit needs to be in every day as on non-PE days we will change shoes to do the daily mile in the afternoon. During winter it is recommended that children have a pair of jogging bottoms as it can be a bit chilly outside! 

 

Forest School

On Wednesday afternoons, Forest School with Mr Jones is continuing this term. Thank you for your support in providing suitable clothing for this last term; the weather is likely to be similar this term!

 

 

Thank you for all of your support!

Mr De Marco.

If you need to contact me my school e-mail is

timothydemarco@stmargarets.brighton-hove.sch.uk

 

Useful Resources to use at home!
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