Teacher : Mrs L Kendrick
Teaching Assistant: Mrs R Bissell
A very warm welcome to Year 3 from all of our amazing children!
We have got lots of exciting learning opportunities and visits planned for this year. Below I have briefly listed our routines and procedures.
Our Topic this term is….
The Iron Man
The topic ‘Iron Man’ provides plenty of opportunities for reading and writing. This half term we will first have a focus on fictional writing, using our key text, ‘The Iron Man' as inspiration to write: persusasive letters, newspaper reports, poetry and diary entries.
While writing each genre we will have a specific SPaG focus throughout ensuring continuity of spelling and grammar rules.
We will also continue to follow the new Read Write Inc. spelling programme.
During this half term, we will continue to follow the Abacus scheme of work in order to ensure continuity and coverage.
We will be: doubling and halving numbers up to 100, using money to add and subtract and use correct notation and place value, measuring length and capacity,
rounding 2 and 3 digit numbers on a number line and revising multiplication and division facts.
As Scientists, we will be investigating forces and magnets. The children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘Can you make a tool that can move something on the floor far away from you?’.
In ICT, we will be continuing to develop our programming and coding skills using the Espresso coding programme.
As Historians, we will be studying the Stone Age and make comparison between then and now.
Remember on your way to school…..
Book bag,and Diary
Book bag and diary, .
Book bag, diary, PE Kit and reading scheme book to change
PE Kit, Book bag and diary
Book bag and diary
Remember on your way home…
Homework is regularly sent out every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. Please hand in maths homework in the plastic school bag provided.
There is a list of common exception words that are ‘Nationally’ expected to be learnt throughout Year 3. We are sending this list home for your information and recommend practising reading and spelling a few each week, at your child’s own pace. I will be sending home a list of words from this list that your child can spell and ones they are struggling with. In addition, in school we will also teach spelling patterns and rules which are sent home each Wednesday in your child's log and learn book.
In Year 3, we want to create a love of reading and children who are motivated to read because they choose books which they are interested in.
The more times your child reads at home, the further they will proceed along the reading race track, They can also earn certificates for the amount of times they read.
Bronze award- 50 times
Silver award- 100 times
Gold award – 200 times
Governor's award- 250 times
Our school target is for your child to read at least three times a week at home- if they achieve this target they will receive a team point.
This year, your children will have two books to go home with, one will be a free choice book that your child has chosen independently from their colour band box and the other will be a reading scheme book .
This book can be changed at any time by your child or an adult using our colour band boxes located in the reading area.
Reading scheme books
This book aims to challenge your child even further and will be changed every week by Mrs Bissell.
Please ensure you hand these in every week on Wednesdays.
Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit including, a white t-shirt and black shorts and trainers/pumps on both days. As the weather becomes cooler, children may also need hooded top to keep warm . Long hair must be tied back and earrings need to be taken out prior to the session. For newly peirced ears, plasters or micro pore tape must be provided from home.
Road Safety Visit 29.09.17
Our class were visited by the Road Safety Team. We learnt lots of important information and even got to sit in a truck!
Look in our Gallery for the photos.
Termly Topic Themes
Autumn – Into the Factory
Spring 1 – The Iron Man
Spring 2 – Rampaging Romans
Summer 1 – Extreme Earth
(Volcanoes and Rocks)
Summer 2 – Around the world in 80 days
W/C 13th November 2017- Parents evening week
8th December 2017- Christmas Lunch
19th December 2017- KS2 Christmas Party
21st December 2017- Break up for Christmas
8th January 2018- First Day back at school