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Topaz Class - Year 3 - 2019-2020
PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO FIND THIS WEEK'S TEAM TOPAZ NEWSLETTER AND LEARNING GUIDE - you might find a few other ideas to keep you busy on the way down!
Year 3 sees our children move into Key Stage two and start to cover the National Curriculum which begins to broaden and deepen knowledge and understanding across all subjects. 
This year, Topaz's learning will be organised as per the information below. 
Term Subject in focus Topics
Autumn Science Green plants
Spring History  Stone Age to Romans
Summer Geography Local study - Cornwall 
All learning stems from key texts which are used to inform and inspire our children to know more and want to find out more about our learning. 
Term Key Texts
The Tin Forest
Mr Gum!
James and the Giant Peach
The Lesser Spotted Animals
Stig of the Dump
Stone-Age Boy
Romans on the Rampage
The legend of Romulus and Remus
Mr Gum!
The Roman Soldier's Survival Guide
The Pebble in my Pocket
The Mousehole Cat
Other texts tbc
Below is a link to the Year's Planning Overview - a snapshot of each term. 
Important advice is contained in the links below to support spelling and times table learning all year round. 
Below are links to the Autumn Term's Planning and Curriculum Overview.
Below are links to the Spring Term's Planning and Curriculum Overview.
Topaz Information - how you can help 
Spellings go home every Friday ready to be learned for the following Friday. Children will have the opportunity to practise these in school but it's helpful if you can take a look at these with your child. Thanks. 
P.E. kits need to remain on pegs for the entire half term. P.E. is scheduled for twice a week but weather dependent we get out when we can - having kit available means we can take advantage of good weather. Thank you. 
Reading records - please encourage your child to read anything of their choice every evening. Children in year 3 should be confident in attempting unknown words and with fluency. If a child can read fluently, they can start to comprehend the text. The more they read, the more skilled they become at this. Thank you. 
Times tables are looked at everyday in Topaz class. Times tables are crucial to support fluency in other areas of Maths. We use the 99 club to support this learning. You can find the sheet for each club and other useful links below:
Useful links to support the year's topic learning can be found below:
The link below takes you to a document containing lots of links to explore the world of Art - there are some magical websites out there to feed your love of all things creative.
The link below takes you to Joe Wicks - the nations new P.E. teacher! He holds a live 30 minute children's workout at 09:00 every morning but you can access them anytime. 
The link below takes you to Carol Vorderman's 'The Maths Factor' homepage - she's allowing free access to some great maths learning. 
The links below take you to some websites about reading and different authors.
The link below takes you to Oxford Owl - lots of ebooks to read online with follow-up activities. They have now made membership free until the end of June! Great! 
The file below (DERIC/ERIC) contains useful questions, prompts and sentence starters to support with our 5 main skills for reading:
  • D- Decoding
  • E- Explaining 
  • R- Retrieving 
  • I- Interpretation
  • C- Choice
The beauty of this document is that the questions and prompts can be applied to any text. They are meant to be practised over and over again. 
The links below take you to some outdoor learning ideas - try them in your garden if you can!
Topaz Class - School Closure Emails and Resources
Week 1 - Email and Resources (25.3.2020)
School Closure - Week beginning 13.4.2020
School Closure - Week beginning 20.4.2020
School Closure - Week beginning 27.4.2020
School Closure - Week beginning 4.5.2020
School Closure - Week beginning 11.5.2020
School Closure - Week beginning 18.5.2020
School Closure - Week beginning 1.6.2020