St John's Upper Holloway C.E Primary School

Jesus said: 'Love each other as I have loved you'. - John 15:12

Year 3 class webpage

Welcome to the Year 3 class webpage where you can find out about what we are learning each term as well as see pictures of some of our highlights. Further down the page there is guidance about homework and some useful websites that you can use to support your child's learning at home. 

           Autumn term                                        

I am delighted to welcome the children back to school for what should be an exciting and busy Autumn term. 
To view our Autumn term letter for parents please click this link:

 

 In History we are studying The Stone Age to the Iron Age and asking the Big Question: How did stone age discoveries change life and war? 

 

In this unit, we will look when the Stone Age started and when the Iron Age ended. We will learn about the importance of farming and how that helped them decide where to live.  We will investigate the main discoveries of pre-historic Britain (focusing on housing, feasting and fighting) and we will discover how this was affected by the land they were living on. (any useful websites?)

 

 

In science we will be finding out all about Rocks and Soils and asking the big Big Question: Are rocks and soils the same thing?

In this unit we are learning to identify different types of rocks based on their properties and sort them using a key. We are also learning about how fossils are made and how soil is made from rock and organic materials. We will be gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answer questions, we will be setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests and using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support our findings. (any useful websites?)

 

Some of our highlights..

This week we visited Holland Park to find out about the life of honeybees. When we were close to the hives we had to wear special protective suits! 

 

Supporting learning at home

Homework

Homework is sent out every Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday.  Please remember that your role is to support the children - not do the work for them.

Homework is set online using TT Rockstars and Spelling Frame. Log on each week to see your set activities. Your child will have a homework book with passwords..? 

If you need any help with the homework then please come and chat to me.  I am always happy to go through it with you.

 

Reading

Children need to read at home every day, ideally with an adult. Your child will take home a book that is appropriate for their reading level and we ask that you record a comment each day in their yellow reading journal and return this to school. Reading journals are checked daily so that we know how well a child is engaging with the book and when it needs changing. If your child is struglging with a particular book please let us know. 

 

Other useful websites

LGFL website https://www.busythings.co.uk/lgfl-login/

BBC Bitesize for Y1 great all round resources: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

Doodle Maths: students.doodlemaths.com

Good maths games and teaching resources https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html

Spelling Frame: www.spellingframe.co.uk/

Useful Links:

Seesaw - https://app.seesaw.me/#/login

LGFL - www.lgfl.net

The London Grid for learning has excellent resources to support children learning at home in all subjects.

Purple Mash - www.purplemash.com/stjohns19

Purple Mash is full of excellent games and learning opportunities, we will be using it as the basis for our Computing classes and some homework may be set through this system.

TT Rockstars - ttrockstars.com/login

Times Tables Rockstars is a brilliant way to practice your multiplication number facts that you will need to know by the end of Year 3!

Doodle Maths - https://students.doodlemaths.com/?_ga=2.59690093.1904311301.1587326873-990904361.1585155409

Doodle Maths is a great way to get tailored questions that will help you to be really confident in your Maths learning!

Doodle english

BBC Bitesize - www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2

BBC bitesize is great for all areas of the curriculum including English, Maths and topic