This term our topic is:
Why Were The Ancient Greeks Ruled By Their Gods?
Welcome to Year 3 - Dove Class!
Our main enquiry question this half term is, 'Why were the Ancient Greeks Ruled by their Gods?'
This half term we will be delving into the world of the Ancient Greeks. We will read a wide range of Greek myths, focusing on the ‘Greek Myths’ book by Marcia Williams.
We will be writing our very own myth; starting by writing descriptions of heroes and monsters to use in our narrative.
Additionally, we will be creating an information text about the Ancient Greeks – utilising the information we have learned in this topic.
Should you wish to access additional work, we recommend the following sites:
White Rose Home Leaning: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
Maths is Fun: https://www.mathsisfun.com/
BBC Home Learning: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/year-3-and-p4-english-lessons/1
Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 (your child will have been given an access code)
In KS2, children will be asked to complete the following pieces of homework on a weekly basis:
In addition to the above, you may be asked to complete topic-based homework such as a piece of art or conduct some research at home. When this happens, your class teacher will post instructions via the class Dojo page.
Every child in Years 2-6 have their own Times Tables Rock Stars log in which can be accessed via: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth. It is recommended that they take a little and often approach, aiming for 3-4 minutes, 5 times a week. The children will be rewarded with certificates- if they earn them- every Thursday. In order to move up to a new Rock Status, they need to play on ‘Studio’. After every 10 games, a new average score will be calculated which may lead to a change in their status.
Our focus is on the 8 times tables this half term.
Your child will bring home a book banded book in addition to a library book. The book banded book gives you an indication as to where your child is in terms of age related. By the end of Year 3, ideally your child will be on ‘brown’ book band. The children do not need to wait to be told to change their books, they may do so when they see fit.
Year 3 will have P.E. on Mondays. Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their PE kits. Earrings should be removed at home or a letter obtained from the office if ears are newly pierced.
The value of the month is Responsibility and we will be having dedicated assemblies on the value of the month.
PE will be Thursday mornings. Please send your child in PE kit.
Please check Class Dojo regularly for updates, photos and information.
An overview of ways to support your child with reading at home.
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