Year 3 have been using dictionaries this week to locate words, learn how to spell them correctly, know their word class and also to find out definitions of words they are unsure of. This is a requirement of all children in Year 3.
If you have a dictionary at home you could help your child by playing a game where you ask them to explain the meaning of a new word. Provide the children with the first three letters of the word if they are unsure and then give them a time limit to find it.
New words for the class this week were queasy, obstruct, mime, reduce, adapt, xerox, vain, prepare and consequence.