I am Miss Whalley and I teach Year 3 at Mobberley. I am also the Art, PE and Sports Lead at our school.
Our Topic for Spring 1 is The United Kingdom. In Design and Technology, we will be learning about Seasonal Foods and in Science we learn about Animals and Humans.
Our English book is Charlie and the Chocolate factory and in Shared Reading, we are reading The Great Chocoplot!
Here is our Yearly Overview.
If things change based on the interests of the children (our books in English for instance may be altered depending on the preferences of the children in order to ensure their enjoyment), this overview will be updated.
Here are our spellings for our current term. We are looking at the sound in the spellings. Feel free to practice these with your child if you would like to, however it is not necessary as we have in depth spelling lessons each day.
Here are the spellings that we should all be confident with by the end of Year 4. We will be working on these continuously throughout Year 3 and Year 4.
In Year Three, we read in class every day and have some wonderful helpers that also come in to read with us!
When we hear children read in school alongside building their phonetic skills we also support their comprehension skills.
Although we do read lots at school, it’s also important to read at home too! Below you will find a list of possible questions to help you with conversations about your child’s reading. Use them at your discretion and where they are appropriate to encourage your child’s comprehension.
Here is a list of suggested reads for children in Year Three…
Please choose 2 spellings from the list below to practice each day.
There is also a very extensive list of ways to practice these spellings; try to choose a different way to practice them each day.
Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling List
Spelling Frame Games (online)
Spelling Shed (lots of spelling activities, games and interactive resources)
The school has subscribed to MyMaths, an interactive Maths website for teaching, learning, revising and enjoying mathematics. Usernames and passwords have been given to pupils in years 1 – 6 and sent home to parents in a letter.
- How do I find the homework my child has been set? When you go to the MyMaths homepage you will need to log in using your child’s new school username and password. You will then see some more boxes labelled ‘My Portal’ where you can put in your child’s username and password. In here you should see your child’s homework on the first screen you come to. If you can’t see it, then make sure you are on your homework page by clicking the ‘My Homework’ tab on the left hand side of the page.
Follow this link to access mymaths.
Times Table Rockstars
We use Times Table Rockstars at school to practice our Times Tables. Please try to use this at least every other day to embed the Times Table knowledge that your children need.
I will be continuously changing the set tables for your children. Follow the link below to login on a computer, however TT Rockstars can also be used through the app on a smart phone or tablet.
Very Useful Websites
Gareth Metcalfe Live Maths Daily Lessons – live lessons and resources for KS2 children and ideas for activities and games for younger children for maths.
Maths Made Easy – Interactive and downloadable resources for Years 1 – 6.
STEM Maths – Be A Mathematician – lots of Maths games and challenges to download for ages 5-14.
Here are some Maths games we have enjoyed playing in class:
Here is the link for Kung Fu Punctuation…
When you are writing…
Things to Consider…
- Descriptive noun phrases
- Powerful adjectives, verbs and adverbs
- Different sentence types
BBC Learning – http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
Mystery Science – https://mysteryscience.com – Free science lessons
Met office- https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/met-office-for-schools
Weather experiments- https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/met-office-for-schools/other-content/other-resources/experiments/index
PE Passport provides lots of really lovely videos to stay active with challenges that you can easily do at home!
Super Movers is a really fun website to use for actively learning. This is also where our Times Table songs that we dance to in class are!(‘hey ho, the three times table etc.)
Joe Wicks has lots of great fitness videos (‘5 minute move’) for children. They are really fun and get you up on your feet!
If you want to have a little relax, try some yoga. Cosmic Kids have some lovely yoga videos for you to join in with and some follow the theme of a story (Harry Potter etc.)
Wellbeing and Activities
If you are just wanting to find some lovely things to do at home, click here for 100+ ideas of things to do indoors with children.
14 Day Wellbeing Challenge
Click on the link below to have a look at the ’14 Day Wellbeing Challenge’.
The activities will help your children’s wellbeing at this difficult time and hopefully help to keep them occupied in a proactive and beneficial way.
Here is a list of lovely ‘non-screen’ activities you can do at home…
- How many different words can you make from the letters in this sentence, below? Grab a pencil and paper and write a list!
‘Learning from home is fun’
- Thank a community hero. Think of someone that helps you in some way and write a short letter to thank them.
- Get building! You could build a Lego model, a tower of playing cards or something else!
- Can you create your own secret code? You could use letters, numbers, pictures or something else! Can you get someone else to try and crack it?
- Start a nature diary. Look out of the window each day and keep note
of what you see. Birds, flowers, changes in the weather, what else?
- Hold a photo session. Use a camera or a mobile phone to take some snaps. What will you photograph? Your pets or toys perhaps?
- Build a reading den. Find somewhere cosy, snuggle up and read your favourite book!
- Use an old sock to create a puppet. Can you put on a puppet show for someone?
- Make a list of all the electrical items in each room of your home. Can you come up with any ideas to use less electricity?
- Design and make a homemade board game and play it with your family.
- Do something kind for someone. Can you pay them a compliment, make them something or help them with a task?
- Can you create a story bag? Find a bag and collect items to go in it that relate to a well known story. If you can’t find an item, you could draw a picture to include.
- List making! Write a list of things that make you happy, things you’re grateful for or things you are good at.
- Design and make an obstacle course at home or in the garden. How fast can you complete it?
- Can you invent something new? Perhaps a gadget or something to help people? Draw a picture or write a description.
- Keep moving! Make up a dance routine to your favourite song.
- Write a play script. Can you act it out to other people?
- Read out loud to someone. Remember to read with expression.
- Write a song or rap about your favourite subject.
- Get sketching! Find a photograph or picture of a person, place or object and sketch it.
- Junk modelling! Collect and recycle materials such as yoghurt pots, toilet rolls and boxes and see what you can create with them.
- Draw a map of your local area and highlight interesting landmarks.
- Write a postcard to your teacher. Can you tell them what you like most about their class?
- Draw a view. Look out of your window and draw what you see.
- Get reading! What would you most like to learn about? Can you find out more about it in books? Perhaps you can find a new hobby?