Welcome to Year 3
I am immensely proud of how well the children have settled into life in Key Stage Two! They are already showing fantastic resilance, living out our 3 golden rules and making the Year 3 classroom a happy place to be. As a class we have spent time creating our class vision and have all agreed that it is important we remind ourslelves of this vision on a regular basis so that we all feel valued, safe and give it our best at all times. I am really looking forward to the year ahead and seeing the children go from strength to strength. If you have any questions, concerns or perhaps just want to share something with me then please do. I am here not only for the children but also you as parents/carers.
PE will be taught on a Monday and a Friday. Children should come to school on these days in their PE kit. PE kit should consist of black tracksuit bottoms/leggings/shorts, house coloured t-shirt with logo and appropriate footwear. No jewellery should be worn.
Children have all chosen a book from our class library and one from our school library as well as being provided with a green reading record. The reading record is where we encourage children to write a small paragraph about the book or the chapter they have read that day. Library books will be changed once a week and class library books can be changed as and when. Please ensure that your child has their book and reading record with them everyday.
Children need to make sure that they bring a water bottle to school every day. This should only contain water.
Reading books and readign records should be brought to school everyday.
If your child has a medical need then it is of upmost importance that we are made aware or are updated of any changes to their current medical need.
Homework will consisit of spelling practice ready for a spelling test on a Friday, times table practice using TT Rockstars and reading 3 times a week.
I also encourage children to carry out research for any of the units of work we will be learning about in the foundation subjects. If children wish to present this in the form of a poster it would be great to see.
Whole class reading for understanding happens 4 times a week. We follow a 6 weekly structure which ensures coverge of different text types and the reading domains, with the lead domains (vocabulary, inference, retrieval and explanation) being more heavily weighted.
Each week we will focus on a new spelling pattern. Children will then be given spellings linked to this pattern to practice at home ready for a spelling test every Friday. Spelling will also be continously assessed through our English lessons.
We follow the Power Maths scheme of work in school. Units of work are taught in blocks to reinforce learning. We begin every maths lesson with a '4 a day'. These questions are arithmetic based and embed previous learning. The children are then given a real life problem that arouses curiosity. They will find the maths thorugh story telling and using concrete objects the children tackle questions and key concepts. This then moves on to the teacher modelling and highlighting a variety of methods that can be used to solve a problem. Children will then be given the opportunity to work in groups to think together using similar problems. Finally, children will then work independently. The questions provided follow small steps of progression to deepen learning.