Year 3 2021 - 2022
Welcome to summer in year 3
In Year 3, the teachers are Mrs Wharton and Mrs Kenyon (who share the week between them in one class) and Mr Solan, who teaches in the other year 3 class.
Our fantastic teaching assistants (Mrs Macaulay and Miss Marsh) support learning throughout year 3.
We also have a class pet. He is a bearded dragon who is based in one of the year 3 rooms and he is very friendly!
This term our topic is 'Voyages and Discoveries'. We are going to be finding out about life during the time of the Ancient Egyptians including how people lived their daily lives and what we can discover from sources of evidence. Our design technology, geography and history will all link to this theme.
In English, our texts are 'Journey' by Aaron Becker during the first half of term and 'Zeraffa Giraffa' by Dianne Hofmeyr during the second half. The children will have the chance to write in different genres including diaries, letters and fantasy stories.
In maths, we will be looking at fractions, shape and measure. During our science lessons, we will be learning about Light. The children will also have a weekly Spanish lesson taught by Senora Woolley.
In year 3, we value and promote a love of reading which we hope captures the children's imaginations. We read exciting texts as part of our English work, guided reading and also at the end of the school day. We know the week can be busy but we would ask that you try and read with your child as many nights a week as you can. This can include you reading to them as well as them reading to you. Once they have read, we ask that you log the book and page number using the GoRead app. Children will have the opportunity at given times during the week to select a new book from the library that they can read for pleasure or share with an adult at home.
PE will take place on a Tuesday and a Thursday. For both days, children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit and will not need to bring anything else to get changed in to as they will go home in their PE kit. Both of these sessions will be outdoors and on the field where possible this term so please send your child in appropriate footwear. If the weather is cooler, it would be beneficial if children wear a warm hoody and tracksuit bottoms.
We are asking pupils to revise multiplucation tables from year 2 (2, 5, and 10) and start learning the mulplication tables we work on during year 3 which are the 3, 4 and 6 times tables. Each pupil has a log in for Times Tables Rockstars and we are happy to resend these if pupils can not remember them. Any time spend learning the multiplication tables at home will help aid their recall nad greatly benefit them in years 4, 5 and 6
Star of the week and positivity award
Every week, the adults in each class choose two pupils who they feel have been working well and following the Charles Darwin way. These pupils are celebrated during our Friday zoom assembly with the whole school and the pupils receive a certificate. We also have a new award as part of our positivity value which is awarded to a member of the class for having a particularly positive outlook on something that week or showing a positive attitude during the school week.
This website is updated regularly so keep checking for updates and photos showing what we have been up to! Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or queries. We will aim to check our email each day between 8am and 5pm.
Mrs Kenyon, Mrs Wharton and Mr Solan
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