Class Teacher: Mrs L Hales
Artwork by Amelia
Teaching Assistant: Miss L Williams
Artwork by Ava
Hello and welcome back after what seems like forever. We really hope that you have had a lovely Summer. Miss Williams and I are extremely excited to get to know you all and have the BEST YEAR EVER!
We cannot wait to see all your lovely smiling faces and get started with our new topic.
Rocks, Relics and Rumbles!
This exciting new topic will teach and support children in their development and understanding about the features and characteristics of the Earth’s layers, including a detailed exploration of volcanic, tectonic and seismic activity. We will drive this topic through our Science and Geography to ensure that your children will be filled with a fountain of knowledge and be able to use technical vocabulary when discussing each process.
What do I need?
Day of the Week
What I need to bring to school?
Please wear PE Kit to school
Please wear PE Kit to school
PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
This term’s P.E is Cross Country, Football and Orienteering. Mr Modest will take the Tuesday afternoon PE session, as it is my PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time. Within this session he will focus on Cross Country and Football. The Thursday session (orienteering) will be led by myself.
Full PE kit must be worn and that includes, a white t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms, a sensible pair of trainers and a drink (during the cold seasons it is advisable to bring a jumper).
Children with their ears pierced must remove their earrings for each P.E session themselves or alternatively they will need at have plasters in their P.E bags to protect their ears during physical activity. Long hair must be tied back. Due to COVID-19 please send your child into school wearing their PE kits to school, this will reduce the risk of cross-contamination of clothing whilst getting dressed. The more physical PE session is in the afternoon, so there should be no reason for the worry of children being in the same clothes for too long after physical exercise.
Homework will always be math focused and is sent out on a Friday and must be returned by the following Tuesday.
Children are expected to read at least three times at home with an adult. Each read should be logged in the reading diary, and brought in to school everyday so that their reads can be counted. Awards are given for 50, 100, 200, 250 reads.
Spellings will be sent home weekly, please help your child to learn these spellings and discuss the different rules with them at home. This can be done if the words are spotted in their reading book or if they use one of the spelling rules in a conversation etc.
Active Learn – Every child has an active learn username and password. I will upload activities and games for them to complete and any videos which I think will support their home learning, so that you can watch them and hopefully they will support with home learning.
By the end of year 3, children are expected to know the following times tables: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10. We shall spend the majority of the first term revising the 2, 5 and 10 times tables from Year 2, to ensure that we are secure within these tables before moving on to the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables of Year 3. This will be completed through quick warm ups at the beginning of our Maths lessons, quickfire questions throughout the day, everyday word problems in classroom situations e.g. If there are 10 tables and each has 2 chairs at them, how may chairs would be needed?
Our focus of times tables throughout the Autumn Term are as follows:
WC 07.09.2020 – 2 x tables (bronze – in order)
WC 14.09.2020 – 2 x tables (silver – mixed up)
WC 21.09.2020 – 2 x tables (gold – division facts and real life context, word problems)
WC 28.09.2020 – 10 x tables (bronze)
WC 05.10.2020 – 10 x tables (silver)
WC 12.10.2020 – 10 x tables (gold)
WC 19.10.2020 – mixture of 2 and 10 x tables
WC 02.11.2020 – 5 x tables (bronze)
WC 09.11.2020 – 5 x tables (silver)
WC 16.11.2020 – 5 x tables (gold)
WC 23.11.2020 – mixture of 2, 5 and 10 x tables
WC 30.11.2020 – 4 x tables (bronze)
WC 07.12.2020 – 4 x tables (silver)
WC 14.12.2020 – 4 x tables (gold)
TT Rockstars is a great way for your child to learn their times tables in a fun way, battling it out with others, beating their previous times and making their way to becoming an ultimate Rock Legend. I shall re-send out all login and passwords during the first week back.
Spellings will be sent home every Wednesday and we will be focusing on the Y2 spelling rules from the summer term and the Y2 common exception words.
We shall focus on the following rules throughout this term:
WC 07.09.2020 – Adding the suffixes -er or -est (1)
WC 14.09.2020 – Adding the suffixes -er or -est (2)
WC 21.09.2020 – Adding the suffixes -er or -est (3)
WC 28.09.2020 – The ee sound spelt ey
WC 05.10.2020 – Adding the suffix -ness (1)
WC 12.10.2020 – Adding the suffix -ness (2)
WC 19.10.2020 – Words ending in -le
WC 02.11.2020 – Words ending in -el
WC 09.11.2020 – Words ending in -al
WC 16.11.2020 – Adding the suffix -ful
WC 23.11.2020 – Adding the suffix -less
WC 30.11.2020 – Adding the suffix -ment
WC 07.12.2020 – Words ending in -tion
WC 14.12.2020 – Adding the suffix -es
Autumn dates for your diary:
01.09.2020 – INSET DAT
02.09.2020 – INSET DAY
03.09.2020 – School re-opens (Y3 8:45am from the lower entrance gate)
16.09.2020 – Year 3 Parent Online Workshop 3:30pm Y3 Welcome Powerpoint
23.10.2020 – Break up for half term
02.11.2020 – Back to school
18.12.2020 – Break up for Christmas