Highcliffe Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 9LX

0113 323 0554

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Morley

Together in truth and faith we learn and grow as God's family.

Hello and Welcome to Year Three

Information About Our Class

Our Year 3 team consists of Miss Lundy, Mrs Waters and Mrs Irwin. Mrs Harrison also teaches us on a Tuesday.

We are a lively class of 30 children and we enjoy a wonderful, friendly atmosphere. We are hardworking and friendly, and work well together as a team.

As a group we work hard to be tolerant, patient, kind and loving to all of God's people and creatures. We encourage each other at every opportunity and maintain a fun learning environment where everybody's ideas and opinions are valued.

As a class we learn about God's love for us through our daily collective/class worship, hymn practice and weekly R.E lessons. Each day we celebrate our Catholic faith by joining together to praise God and learn about Jesus' love for us.

We receive a mission of how we can use the teachings of Jesus to help others within our everyday lives. We also begin and end each day with prayers, as well as giving thanks to God before and after eating.

 

Classroom 

Water bottles - It is important that everyone brings in a full water bottle each day as due to restrictions there is no access to the in school water fountains.

P.E - Our P.E days are Tuesday and Friday and all children should come into school in their PE kits for those days.

Pumps - It is important that all children have a change of footwear to wear inside school. This is particularly important as we approach the winter months. Please ensure that your child's name is inside their pumps and shoes.

Jumpers - As you can appreciate in each classroom there are potentially 30 identical purple jumpers. Please ensure that your child's name is written in their jumper or cardigan.  

 

Homework

Spellings will be set online via the Seesaw every Monday ahead of a spelling test on Monday morning.

TT Rockstars - Each child has their own login for TT Rockstars and should be aiming to spend 20 minutes each week learning and revising their timestables. Currently it is restricted to the 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables, however as the year progresses, other times tables will be added.

Reading - It is important that all children read as often as they can. There is no set day for reading books to be returned, and any returned books will be swapped that day. Please comment on your child's reading in their yellow reading journals each time you listen to your child read.

Other - Every Wednesday a homework task will be set on Seesaw. This could be an activity based on Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, RE, Topic or Science. This will need to be submitted online via the Seesaw app or website by the following Tuesday. If it is not possible to upload the document, or if the task has been completed on paper, please upload a photo of the completed task. 

 

Here are a wide variety of resources, games and websites you can use to support you with your weekly homework activities.  

 

Remember to stay safe online and to STOP, BLOCK and TELL if you see something that makes you feel uncomfortable!

Spellings

Please practice these spellings alongside your weekly spelling list.

Here are the Y3/4 statutory spellings.

Here are the Year 1/2 statutory spellings

 

Explore a range of creative ways to practise your spellings using the ideas below:

Spelling Menu 

 

Newsletter Autumn 2021 Y3.

Year 3 Long Term Plan

 

Use these websites to help: 

 

Paranoid' announced as the Cambridge Dictionary Word of the Year | Cambridge  Network

Synonyms and Antonyms of Words | Thesaurus.com

 

Grammar and Punctuation

BBC Bitesize has lots of useful clips, activities and videos to help you to embed previous learning or to become more confident with the new concepts you will be taught this year. 

 

Find out more about BBC Bitesize. - BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize: KS2 grammar

BBC Bitesize:KS2 punctuation 

Reading 

It is important that you read a variety of different texts regularly, ideally every day,  to develop your vocabulary and your general knowledge.  Understanding the texts you read is really important. You can use the resources below to help develop your understanding of the books you enjoy reading at home and your school reading books. 

 

Use these resources to help you to keep focused as you are reading:

Think along activity sheet

Discussion support book marks 

Discussion support mat 

 

Use this resource to help you to generate your own questions: 

Question matrix 

 

Use these resources to produce your own book reviews: 

book review template 

book review template

 

 Use this website for book recommendations and reading related activities. 

 Projects beyond Pearson | #DiversityInLit | Pearson UK

 

 

These resources provide specific comprehension questions for some of our school reading scheme books (Collins Big Cat) used in year 3: 

 

 Collins Connect | Digital resources for schools

  

 

Writing 

Use the FANTASTICS symbols to gather a range of ideas before you  start your writing. 

 The Fantastic Poster - A1: Amazon.co.uk: Office Products

Learning times tables and recalling them quickly is a very important skill that will help you in many areas of Maths.  We are constantly practising in class but you also need to spend some time practising at home to improve your recall of these important facts.

Below are some websites with games and activities to help you: 

 

 

Times tables games - Learn them all here!

 

 

 Oxford Owls for Home | Abbotswell School

 

 Flash Maths logo

 

  Here are some games you could download, print and play as a family to practice your multiplying and dividing skills:

3x table

4xtable

5xtable

6xtable

7xtable

8xtable

9xtable

10xtable

11xtable

12xtable

mixture of times tables 

 

Please use the link below see how your score and time improves each time you play.

Tommy's Trek - Times Tables - Mathsframe

 

 

Explore the range of activities in this booklet to practise both your multiplying and dividing skills.

Multiplication and division activity booklet 

 

To explore other areas of maths use these tutorials to help: 

White Rose Maths Video Tutorials

  

Additional sites

Science 

Science Kids

STEM Learning

Geography

Digimap

National Geographic for Kids

PE

Disney 10 Minute Shakeups

Super Movers

 General knowledge/a range of subject areas: 

Oak National Academy: Online Classroom

BBC KS2 Bitesize

Primary Homework Help

Educational Quizzes

DK find out

Newsround