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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3! Here is where you will discover all the amazing things we have been learning about.

 

Your teachers this year will be Mrs Greenacre and Miss Read, supported by Mrs Tubby and Ms Parker. 

 

We have lots of exciting topics this year:

Chocolate (Autumn Term)

Temples, Tombs and Treasures (Spring Term)

Scavengers and Settlers (Summer Term)

Amazing Egyptians

On Monday 4th March Year 3 and 4 set off on their trip to Norwich Castle Museum for our Egyptian Day.

We arrived at the Castle at 10 ready to begin our adventure. First we went to the Lecture Hall and saw a mummy! We travelled back in time to Ancient Egypt when two Egyptians entered and placed items in the tombs. We then travelled forward in time to 1856 when we met an archaeologist, who wanted to remove artefacts from the tomb to study and place in museums in other countries. A disagreement took place and we came forward to the modern day when another archaeologist came and asked the children to think about the Big Question - Should the artefacts be left in the tomb or removed for others to study?

Activity 1 - Archaeology

The children got to look at and in some cases handle objects that were over 3000 years old. We learnt the story of Osiris and how he became to be the first Egyptian mummy. We looked at jewellery and shabti (Efgyptian servants, jars for eye make up and Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Our Value this half-term is: COURAGE

Year 3 had great fun learning about the digestive system and making poo!

Jen & Buttercup like their indoor home.

Jen & Buttercup like their indoor home.  1
Jen & Buttercup like their indoor home.  2
Jen & Buttercup like their indoor home.  3
Jen & Buttercup like their indoor home.  4

Reading Fluency

Here are some hints as to what reading fluency is and what can be done to improve it.

       What is reading fluency

uFluency is the ability to read a text accurately, quickly, and with expression.
uFluency is important because it provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension.
uWhen fluent readers read silently, they recognize words automatically. They group words quickly to help them gain meaning from what they read.
uFluent readers read aloud effortlessly and with expression (intonation). Their reading sounds natural, as if they are speaking.

        What helps reading fluency

uTo help with fluency children need to be able to decode (break them down by sounds) easily.
uTo discuss the meaning of unfamiliar words to increase vocabulary.
uReading aloud to an adult or learning partner.
uUsing punctuation cues to add more expression to the reading.
uListening to good role models read to them regularly.

Learning Links

Computing

http://www.w2tw.uk/ - "Welcome to the Web" is an interactive set of web pages which can be used to teach children (and adults) about the Internet. They can be used in the classroom / computer room and children are welcome to explore them as they wish (although they have been designed to use in sequence).

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/internet.swf - Information about the Internet.

http://www.kidsclick.org/ - Internet search engine for children.

 

Topic

http://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/ - Explorers information site

Handwriting

Here is a link to a handwriting website with videos of how to write in a continuous cursive style.

 

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/continuous-cursive-letters-refining.html

 

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/letter-joins.html

 

There are many other resources on this site to help with the best grips of pencils and pens.

 

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