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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 teacher this year will be Mrs Garrard, supported by Mrs Tubby. 

 

We have lots of exciting topics this year, including the Romans. 

 

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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