Bacup Holy Trinity Stacksteads C.E. Primary School

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Welcome to Mrs Baron's Year 3 class page.

AUTUMN TERM 2 - In LITERACY we will be reading lots FAIRY TALES, PERSUASIVE LETTERS and writing our own.  MATHS will focus on TIME, VOLUME (LITRES), GRAPHS and CHARTS.  In RE lessons, the children will be learning about role models and what it means to be a good leader.  COMPUTING teaches the children how to DEBUG algorithms, including e-safety.  MUSIC will involve listening to a range of good-quality recorded music with opportunities to APPRAISE, COMPOSE, SING/PLAY and PERFORM.

COMPUTING -  TRY DEBUGGING THIS ALGORITHM AT HOME.  KEEP THE RACE CAR ON THE TRACK, EVEN WHEN IT'S AT A HIGH SPEED.  CLICK THE LINK HERE TO LOAD THE PROGRAM USING ONLINE SCRATCH.  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/11932304/#editor 

Spelling week beginning 26-11-2018
Words ending in 'sion'
division, invasion, confusion, decision, collision, television,
possible, group, forward, strange

Spellings wk beginning 12th November
words with the prefix 'anti' meaning against and 'auto' meaning self or own

antiseptic, anticlockwise, antisocial, autograph, automatic, autobiography
special, sentence, decide, continue

Spellings week beginning 5-11-2018
Words beginning with the prefix 'super' meaning 'above'
superstar, supermarket, superman, superhuman, superior
difficult, through, favourite, complete, often

Spellings week commencing 29-10-2018
Words with the prefix 'inter' meaning between or among
interact, intercept, intercity, international, interfere, internet
appear, business, centre, calendar, minute

Spellings week beginning 15th October
words with the prefix 'sub' meaning 'under'
subheading, submerge, submarine, subway, subdivide
used, different, learn, eight

Spellings week beginning 8th October
The prefix 're' meaning 'again' or 'back'
redo, refresh, return, reappear, redecorate, revise
build, heart, grammar, history

Spellings week beginning 1-10-2018
words with the prefix ir and common words
irregular, irrelevant, irresponsible
breath, breathe, exercise
went, with
couldn't, shouldn't, doesn't

ART 

This unit will explore: colour mixing and tinting; drawing and marking; relief printing and repeating patterns.

Do you know how to make a darker tint of blue?  How about creating a lighter tint of blue?  

Which medium would you choose to create a line drawing?  We will explore lots of different mediums for mark making.

SCIENCE - FORCES AND MAGNETS

Take a look at these video links and work out which information you already knew and which details are new to you.  Bring any work that you do into school for a special reward.

 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zyttyrd/resources/1             Short videos and activities

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/magnet_springs/play/      Games and a quiz

 

Welcome Afternoon

Thank you to all parents who attended the welcome event.  I hope that it was of use to you.  If there is anything you would like to see or read again, I have attached the details from the afternoon here.  

PE will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Please make sure that PE kits are in school. 

HOMEWORK will be given out on Fridays and should be returned the following week.  There will be a list of spellings to learn and some arithmetic.

READING - please listen to your child read for 10 minutes each day.  Record any comments in the brown reading diary which will be checked by the teacher weekly.  Please bring reading books and diaries every day in the plastic wallet that has been provided.  Children can complete the activities in their reading record if they wish.  They should be encouraged to think about their book, for example: if they like the characters in the story, give reasons for their choice; consider if the character names make them sound friendly or a little unpleasant; describe the character in three words.