Year 3 2021 - 2022
Autumn term 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. We have a fantastic teaching assistants, Mrs Macaulay, who supports learning in both the classes. 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 'Wonders of the UK'. We are going to be learning about some natural and man-made wonders from around the United Kingdom. Our design technology, geography and history will all link to this theme. In English, our texts are 'Seal Surfer' and 'Winter's child'. The children will have the chance to write in different genres including writing letters and fantasy fiction. In maths, we will be looking at Number and Place Value. During our science lessons, we will be learning about animals including humans. 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 will send a book and reading diary home with your child. 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 write the book, page numbers and sign your name in their reading diary so we can keep track of their reading at home. Children will have the opportunity at given times during the week to select a new book.
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. As the weather gets colder, 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 which is on a sticker in the front of their reading diaries. Any time spend learning the multiplication tables at home will help aid their recall.
Star of the week
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.
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Mrs Kenyon, Mrs Wharton and Mr Solan
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