Year Three Notice Board
Class Reading Books
Creative Home Learning
The Creative Home learning tasks are now available on Google Classroom. The online hand in date for projects is Friday December 3rd.
As part of our focus on reading in school, we would like to develop the lending library of books within each class. This will enable the children to foster a passion and love of reading at Belmont and ensure that they have access to high quality texts.
Please find links to two book lists that have a variety of we would love to have in class. Once a book has been donated to the class we will add it to the list of books purchased. Please check this list to ensure that the book that you would like to donate is one that we don't already have.
Home School partnership Video
20.09.21 - Please find below the link to the slides for the Year 3 Home School Partnership video. The video can be found on the Stream page in Google Classroom using your child's login details.
We have sent home most children's logins for First News with the children's reading records.
If your child is using their own ukulele for their music lesson please remember to bring it into school. Please ensure your child's ukulele is clearly labelled with their name - preferably on the case and actual ukulele. A luggage type tag works well on the case, attached to the handle and makes it easier for the children to locate their instrument.
Welcome to Year 3!
Elm - Mrs Clifton (Mrs Boyadjian- Thursday)
Willow - Mr McDonnell
All children have brought home with their computer login sheets. Please check your child's bag and keep this in a safe place.
Please ensure that your child brings a water bottle to school with them each day so that they can hydrate regularly throughout the day.
Reading Records and Books
- Please ensure that all books are recorded in the reading record along with the dates that reading has taken place. We encourage daily reading.
- Please sign/initial these entries.
- Comments about the book and your child's reading are welcomed with at least 3 comments a week.
- All reading records are checked on Mondays so please send into school even if a new book is not needed.
- Reading books can be changed as needed - on any day of the week.
- Children may record their own books in the reading record so we can see what else they are reading.
All children will learn to play the ukulele in Year 3. Lessons with a teacher from Hounslow Music Service will begin on Wednesday 22nd September. Please see the Parentmail sent on 6/9/21 for details if you wish to purchase a ukulele and ensure your child brings it to school on the 22nd.
Useful information for parents - Online ukulele tuner link
Which way to turn the turners video
Our topic this term is Active Planet where we will be learning about volcanoes, earthquakes and sources of energy.
The below list is part of an initiative called Word Aware that we are using in school. We thought it would be helpful to share this list with you so that you can use some of these words at home when discussing the topic. If your child speaks a different language at home, it would be helpful to discuss and translate these words using your home language. We may add to this list during the topic as new words are introduced.
Word Aware - Active Planet
As you may be aware, last year Belmont introduced a new cursive handwriting scheme for those children who can consistently form all non-cursive letters correctly.
Here is a link to the handwriting guidelines to enable you to support your children practising letter formation at home.
Please provide a named glue stick for your child to keep in their school pencil case.
Thank you for your continued support.
Elm PE days will be Monday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor).
Willow PE days will be Monday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor).
Children are to come to school in full PE kit on these days as there will be no changing in school.
Elm and Willow - Outdoor PE
Elm and Willow - French and Ukulele lessons
Willow - Indoor PE
Elm - Indoor PE
Calendar/ Key dates
For further information about Home Learning and ideas on how to support your child please click here.
When supporting your child with Maths calculation please look at the methods we use in Year 3 in the school Year 3 Calculation Policy.
Daily (15-20 mins)
Please ensure that all books are recorded in the reading record along with the dates that reading has taken place. Please sign/initial these entries. Comments about the book and your child's reading are welcomed. Three comments per week is ideal.
Reading records are checked on Mondays but reading books can be changed on any day.
Children may borrow books from the classroom library and the Junior Library.
Please note that children are responsible for changing their own books.
|Grammar & Punctuation||
Please complete the pages listed in the table below in your CGP Grammar book. These are due in school to be marked every Wednesday.
The words will be listed below from Wednesday and the children will be tested on the following Thursday/Friday.
This will available from Wednesday to be completed by the following Wednesday. The task is available on Google Classroom.
|Creative Home Learning||
Details will be on Google Classroom from Friday 8th October.
Creative Home Learning to be submitted by Friday 3rd December.
|Grammar & Punctuation||
Please complete pages 24 and 25 'Prepositions' in your CGP Grammar book. These are due in school to be marked every Wednesday.
Please see this week's assignment on Google Classroom.
The Statutory Spelling List below is for your reference. It shows the words/spelling patterns that
children should know by the end of Year 4.
Please learn the words in the table below for our spelling dictation task on the following Thursday/Friday.
Homophones and near homophones.
|Learning in school this week:|
Non Chronological Reports
|Maths||Addition and subtraction|
|Learning next week:|
|English||Stories with familiar settings|
|Maths||Addition and subtraction|
The French Google Classroom is now set up so please take a look.