Churchfields Primary School

Poplar

Welcome to Y3 Poplar Class. 

Miss Wells is Poplar class’ teacher.  Miss Wright is the Year 3 Teaching Assistant.   

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING

In Maths, we will continue to use our scheme, Maths No Problem.  Particular focus this term will be on continuing to develop skills in understanding volume, money and time. We will then move on to draw and read bar graphs and picture graphs.

In English, we will read a selection of fiction texts and poetry – starting with Gregory Cool by Caroline Binch - and will look in particular at describing settings and characters within our narrative writing. After half term, we will focus on writing to persuade, including writing letters and debating. Grammar topics this term will include subordinate clauses, fronted adverbials, organising paragraphs around a theme and using inverted commas to punctuate speech.  Our spelling work will concentrate on adding different prefixes to root words.  We will then look at word families.

In Science, this half term we will be studying ‘Rocks’ including observing and classifying rocks, learning how fossils are formed and what soil is made of. After half term we will be studying ‘Light’.

In Topic this term, we will be using our geographical skills to look at ‘Around the World’. We will explore the similarities and differences between different parts of the world as well as key geographical concepts. 

HOMEWORK

Each half term, children are given a sheet of homework tasks covering a range of subjects. There is one task for each week and homework should be completed and handed in each Wednesday (the dates for each task are on the sheet).

We would really value your support in ensuring that homework is completed to a high standard using pencil or handwriting pen.

Children have weekly spellings which are stuck into their homework book. These are also tested on a Wednesday.

We encourage children to read every day and keep a note of any reading (accompanied by an adult or independent) in their reading record. Children have the opportunity to change their reading books every Friday.

We are also practising our times tables and have an informal test each Friday morning. In Y3, children should already know their 2x, 5x, 10x and 3x tables and should be learning their 4x and 8x tables.

REMINDERS

PE is on Monday and Thursday mornings. Children must have their PE kit in school on these days.

We have recorder lessons on Tuesdays.

Forest School starts on Tuesday 15th January 2019 and will run until Tuesday 12th February 2019.  Please make sure your children have suitable clothing as mentioned in the information sent home.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me on our class email addresses if you have any concerns or questions at poplar@churchfields.bromley.sch.uk.

 Miss Wells and Miss Wright

Churchfields Primary School

Churchfields Road, Beckenham
Kent, BR3 4QY

T: 020 86505247
F: 020 86633383
E: admin@churchfields.bromley.sch.uk