YEAR 3

Class 7 and Class 8

Our Staff Team :

Teachers : Mrs Cass teaches Class 7 Monday – Thursday with Mr Tottie teaching on a Friday.  Mrs Howell teaches Class 8 on Monday – Wednesday with Mrs Hickey teaching on Thursday and Friday.

Teaching Assistants : Our Higher Level Teaching Assistant is Mrs Dalton-Brockwell who takes classes while teachers have Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time.  Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Cheason and Miss Webb.

Curriculum

For information on our curriculum, please see our Curriculum page.

Our Home Learning menu can be accessed here or via our Learning Links page.

 

Weekly Update  – 15.11.2019

We have had a fun Fitness Friday today which was combined with Children In Need, thank you so much for all your donations to such a good cause. £366 was raised!

The children all enjoyed our Egypt Day on Thursday; demonstrating their understanding of the topic and learning many new things along the way. The re-enactment of the mummification process proved a very popular and memorable part of the day.

It was great to meet so many of you at the recent parent consultation meetings. You should have all have received a parent information pack, so if you haven’t got one, please ask a member of the Year 3 Team. A few points that were raised included practising times tables, spelling and Accelerated Reader. It is very important to practise times tables with your child. In Year 4, they will have a statutory times tables test, so it is vital that they have an in-depth knowledge of times table and their related division facts. After initially learning the tables in order, the children need to have an instant recall of facts in a random order. There are many creative ways to practise, one of which is the Times Tables Rock Stars game, for which all the children have a personal login noted in their reading log.

As well as writing their spellings at home and every morning at school, an excellent App to use is ‘Spelling Shed’.  It has all the relevant common exceptions words, and you can add your own list of your child’s weekly spellings as well.

A lot of the children are reading books from home in addition to their school books, which is fantastic! If you look up the titles on the Accelerated Reader website, you will be able to see if there is a quiz on that title. The children are unable to quiz at home, but may bring the book into school to complete the quiz here.

Next week, we will be testing the strength of different magnets in Science. In French, the children will be learning the names of everyday objects in the classroom. Our PE lesson on Wednesday has seen the children making excellent progress with their hockey skills, and this will continue for the remainder of the term. Unfortunately, there are still a number of children without appropriate kit in school, including a carrier bag for muddy trainers. We have sent home all kit this week, so please check the children have everything they need; including shorts for indoor PE, trousers and a jumper for outdoor PE.

Our Christmas Hamper this year is “Purple and Black”. We would be very grateful for any contributions towards this which would need to be in by the 29th November. Thank you!

We will also be starting rehearsals for this year’s Christmas Play. If your child has requested a speaking part, please help them to learn their lines.

Have a great weekend,

Year 3 Team