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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome back to our final half-term. Our topic is global garden!

In week's 1-3 we will be focusing on global goal 2- Zero hunger.

Key dates:

12/06/2017- Assessment week

22/06/2017- 3 F and 3N -LIBRARY VISIT AT 2PM

30/06/2017- Sports day at Burgess park

18/07/2017- BREAK UP AT 1:30PM

Weekly spellings: 

Welcome back year 3! Our topic this Summer half-term is spies and detectives!

Key dates:

22/05/2017- 3 Finland's attendance reward trip to Surrey Quays Hollywood Bowl -no packed lunch needed

24/05/2017- Year 3 and 4 production at 2pm and 6pm 

25/05/2017- Year 3 and 4 production at 2pm and 6pm 

26/05/2017- Year 3 Green trip - no packed lunches needed only bottled water

 

Our main focus text will be Emil and the detectives by Erich Kastner.

You may also want to read one of the following books:

THIS WEEK'S SPELLINGS

Spellings handed out on Friday 19th May (tested on May 26th) are:

Key 10 spellings

limiting, limited, limitation, gardener, gardening, forgetting, forgotten, begin, beginning and beginner.

Challenge spellings

hear, here, great, grate, fair, fare, there, their, they're and opaque.

spellings handed out on Friday 12th May (tested on 19th May) are:

Key 10 spellings

heel, heal, hill, hear, here, great, grate, fair, fare and grown.

Challenge spellings:

accept, except, affect, effect, brake, break, groan, empire, force and conquered.

 

Spellings handed out on Friday 5th May (tested on 12th May) are:

Key 10 spellings

accept, except, affect, effect, brake, break, berry, bury, bawl and ball.

Challenge spellings

graduation, re-position, operation, direction, definition, animation, projection, invention, motion and location.

Spellings handed out on Friday 28th April (tested on 5th May) are:

Key 10 spellings

graduation, re-position, operation, direction, definition, address, suppose, grammar, island and breathe.

Challenge spellings

inconsiderate, inevitable, inactive, incorrect, incapable, chief, brief, thief, belief and shriek.

 

Spellings handed out on Friday 21st April (tested on April 28th) are:

Key 10 spellings

quickly, sadly, mostly, perfectly, safely, gradually, finally, morally, pictorially and neglectfully.

Challenge spellings

irregular, irrelevant, irrational, irresistible, irresponsible, interact, interlock, interview,intermingle and interactive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spellings handed out on Friday 31st March (tested on April 21st) are:

Key 10 spellings

important, imagine, informal, insecure, inequality, inconsiderate, inevitable, inactive, incorrect and incapable.

Challenge spellings

quickly, sadly, mostly, perfectly, safely, grammar, occasion, opposite, pressure and suppose.

 

 

 

Our topic this half-term is unlikely heroes!

Our main focus book will be Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley and we will also be reading the Jabberwocky poem by Lewis Caroll.
 

You may like to read one of the following books:

 

 

Spellings

Spellings handed out on 24/3/2017 and tested on 31/3/2017 are:

Key 10 spellings

interact, interlock, interview, intermingle, interactive, international, interrelated, interchange, particular and peculiar.

Challenge spellings

irregular, irrelevant, irrational, irresistible, irresponsible, intermission, intercom, interdependence, intercede and interject.

Spellings handed out on 17/3/2017 and tested on 24/3/2017 are:

Key 10 spellings

irregular, irrelevant, irratinal, irresistible, irresponsible, length, material, minute, natural and often.

Challenge spellings

illegal, illegible, illiterate, immature, impatient, irreligious, irreparable, irresolute, irreclaimable and irreversible. 

Spellings handed out on 10/3/2017 and tested on 17/3/2017 are:

Key 10 spellings
 
illegal, illegible, illiterate, immature, impatient, impolite, imperfect, immobile, increase and  island. 
 
Challenge spellings
 
inactive, incorrect, incapable, indirect, invalid, incomprehensible, illogical, illegitimate, illiberal and indecision. 

Spellings handed out on 3/3/2017 and tested on 10/3/2017 are:

Key spellings- inactive, incorrect, incapable, indirect, invalid, inaccurate, inaudible, breathe, important and imagine.

Challenge spellings- quickly, sadly, automobile, antiseptic, finally, informal, insecure, inequality, incosinderate and inevitable. 

 

Spellings tested on 2/3/2017 are:

Key 10 spellings:

quickly, sadly, automobile, antiseptic, finally,supernatural, perfectly, happily, quietly and operation.

Challenge spellings!

cake, time, home, complete, arrive, rapidly, reluctantly, aggressively, suddenly and grumpily.

 

 

 

The spellings handed out on Thursday 9th February (to be tested on Friday 24th February) are:

Key 10 spellings:

cake, time, home, complete, arrive, decide, describe, extreme, guide and surprise.

Challenge spellings:

grammar, occasion, opposite, pressure, suppose, shake, wave, take, snake and please.

 

 

 

 

Welcome back! Our topic this term is adventure!

Our two focus texts are Jemmy Button by Jennifer Uman and Valerio Vidali and Journey by Aaron Becker.

  

Each class will also have their own class novel(s) related to adventure and the children will be able to pick from a range of topic books to read both at home and at school.

Spellings

Below you can find the spellings set each week. In addition to spellings please enure your child completes their maths workbook and reads everyday (please test them on comprehension).

The optional homework task is to design and create objects that could help them on their adventures.

The spellings handed out on Friday 3rd February (to be tested on Thursday 10th February) are:

Key 10 spellings:

appear disappear address difficult different grammar occasion opposite pressure suppose 

Challenge spellings:

information preparation admiration sensation determination brilliant necessary collection traffic happen

The spellings handed out on Friday 20th January (which will be tested on Friday 27th January) are:

Key 10 spellings:

basically, frantically, comically, energetically, scientifically, terrifically, enthusiastically, perhaps, promise and purpose.

Challenge spellings:

horribly, possibly, terribly, responsibly, probably, accidentally, apologetically, chaotically, drastically and sympathetically.

 

The spellings handed out on Friday 13th January (which will be tested on Friday 20th January) are:

 

Key 10 spellings:

gently, simply, humbly, sensibly, horribly, possibly, terribly, responsibly, probably and woman.

 

Challenge spellings!

merrily, greedily, actually, accidentally, occasionally, slowly, quickly, comfortably, particularly and extremely.

 

The spellings handed out on Friday 6th January (which will be tested on Friday 13th January) are:

Key 10 spellings:

happily, angrily, easily, sensibly, fussily, merrily, greedily, actually, accidentally, occasionally

Challenge spellings!

autograph, automobile, automatic, subtitle, supermarket, cheekily, clumsily, eerily, grumpily, hastily, lazily

The spellings handed out on December 20th (which will be tested on Friday 6th January) are:

accidentally, actually, address, answer, appear, arrive, believe, bicycle, breath, build, busy, business, calendar, caught, centre, century, certain, circle, complete, consider, continue, decide, describe, different, difficult, disappear, early, earth, eight, eighth, enough exercise, experience, experiment, extreme, famous, favourite and February.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On our Year 3 page you can get your homework, find useful links and see your amazing work

We have three classes this year: 3 Sweden, 3 Norway and 3 Finland. Please click on the individual class pages for more details and photos of your child's learning. 

This half term our book in Year 3 is The Green Ship by Quentin Blake, through which we will be learning all about Nature.

Homework: Each week children will receive their Maths workbook and should complete the set pages in this by Wednesday. Mathletics will still be unlocked as an extension for your child's Maths homework. Children also need to read daily and will always have 2 books in their books which can be read at home: one reading scheme book and one book of choice. Please comment in their Reading journal when you read with your child at home. 

To extend your child's learning this half term, there are some suggested independent study projects at the bottom of the page - please have a go and bring in your project so that we can celebrate it with your class!

Spellings: 10 spellings will be sent home to be learnt each week. The test will be on Fridays. There will also be 10 extension spellings which children can learn if they want the challenge! A list of each week's spellings can be found at the bottom of the page. 

P.E. All Year 3 children have P.E. on Mondays and must ensure that they have correct school P.E Kit for these lessons. Children can come to school in their P.E. kit on Mondays but should bring their school uniform with them to change into. 

Year 3 children will go swimming later in the year. 

Books to look out for in the library around our topic:

http://childrensbooksguide.com/nature