Dear Year 3,
We hope you and your families are safe and well. It has been so lovely to see your emails showing off all the fantastic work you have been doing at home. We know it has been a long time since we have all been together in school but the fact that you continue to work so hard at home, makes us very proud teachers.
Keep up the good work and don't forget to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org). Hearing your updates and what you have been up to really makes our day.
Miss Belton and Mr Moore.
Try each day to get your child to do the following things each day:
1: read for at least 15 minutes.
2: Do a daily Maths lesson from White Rose (see below for details)
3: Writing: make sure that each day your child does some writing. It doesn't matter what they are writing about.
4: 10 minutes of practising their target times table, and when they know it by heart, move on to the next times table.
(Worksheets can be downloaded for each times table at the bottom of this page.)
5: phonics: If your child is in Mrs Coleman's phonics group, or if they are reading book band 7 or below, it is important that they work for a few minutes at least 3 times a week on phonics (see below).
6: Handwriting: if they don't have their pen license, then practise handwriting for at least 10 minutes a day.
7: Exercise: it is really important for your child's health and mental health that they exercise for at least half an hour each day.
More details and ideas for each of these daily activities are listed on the tab on the right side of this page.
Main learning focus for each week.
As well as the daily activities, we will be giving a learning focus for your child to work on each week. Click on the tab on the right of this page for each week's details. This will try to cover all areas of the curriculum that your child would have been learning if they were in school, but in ways that it can be done at home.
Please just try your best with these: you will find out things that work better and less well for your child, and do what you can! We understand that you will have lots of other pressures on your time. Please email us to ask for advice when things are not going well, or to celebrate successes. We will try our best to support you through these difficult times.
Other useful learning links.
Daily problem-solving activities can be found on the 'I See Reasoning' website at the following address:
http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons34/ (This is for Years 3 and 4. They are good to get your child thinking and can be quite challenging.)
The website below is White Rose Maths, which we use a lot during our Maths teaching. The link will take you to the information about our Fractions work which we will begin shortly. Other Maths work can be accessed from searching for White Rose Maths, and then clicking on Resources, Primary SOL, Year 3.
Attached are also mock test papers. The Autumn term ones will help your child to revise work from the start of Year 3 and the Mid Year ones cover what we have been learning since Christmas. Your child may need support with fractions as we haven't had a chance to teach this yet. These questions will give you an idea of what your child can do and what they might need more practice on.
Science: If you are stuck for some fun and practical science activities, they have some great ideas on here.