Year 3 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Spring term!
We are really missing being with those of you who are currently at home during this lockdown but it is great to see all the work you are submitting each day. Keep sending in your fantastic work as each week, on Friday, we will be emailing two hard workers with a Star of the Week Certificate!
We are thrilled that so many of you join us on our daily zoom calls at the start and end of the day. It is a great chance to go through the work with you and to also play some fun games!
The work for year 3 will be set on Century for maths, English, guided reading, topic work and Science every week but alongside this don't forget to use TT Rockstars daily as well. We will even be setting up 'battles' between classes! Also, at the bottom of this page you will find links to support you to access the 'Letterjoin' website for handwriting and the 'Oxford Owls' website which gives you access to reading books. Some local libraries are also offering a click and collect service which you can use if you would like additional books.
Feel free to contact us using the year 3 email address if you need any help or support.
It has been a challenging and highly unusual year but as always we know our Charles Darwin pupils will stay resilient and keep following the Charles Darwin Way.
Mrs Wharton, Mrs Kenyon and Miss Frommert
Our school day
In Year 3, the teachers are Mrs Wharton and Mrs Kenyon (who share the week between them in one class) and Mrs Frommert, who teaches in the other year 3 class. We have two fantastic teaching assistants, Mrs Macaulay and Mrs Mainwearing, who support learning in 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 spring term our topic is The Stone Age
In the morning, we generally teach maths and English. In the afternoon we cover other curriculum areas such as computing, science, music and topic work. Year 3 also have Spanish lessons with Alvaro and Art and DT sessions with Mrs Cowburn.
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 be asking children to take a book home on a Monday and return it the following Monday. We will collect in reading diaries once a week on a Thursday. We know the week can be busy but we would ask that you try and read with your child as many nights as you can. Once they have read, we ask that you write the book, pages read and sign your name in their reading diary so we can keep track of their reading at home. We give pupils who read regularly (4 or more times per week) a raffle ticket each week and one winner is drawn out for a prize!
PE will take place on a Tuesday (indoors) and a Thursday (outdoors). Children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit that day and will not need to bring anything else to get changed in to as they will go home in their PE kit. Please wear appropriate footwear for each session, particularly the outdoor sessions which will be on the field where possible.
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.
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.
The year 3 team
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