Welcome to Year 3!
My name is Miss Kelly, and I am the year 3 teacher this year. I am so looking forward to going on a learning adventure with the class of 2020/2021. I know that there may be some anxiety and worries surrounding your child’s learning journey this year, but if we work together and take it one step at a time, we can do anything! We will be supported this year by Mrs Rayson and Miss Slater.
This term we will be beginning our first topic – one that I am really excited about – the Stone Age! We will be looking at changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, including late Neolithic hunter-gatherers, and early farmers.
The children will get the opportunity to create their very own cave paintings in art, and design trousers for their new friend Ug. We’ll meet Ug during English lessons and also learn “How to Wash a Wooly Mammoth” while reading our class texts together.
In Year 3 we encourage the children to be independent and responsible for their homework, spellings and reading. Homework will be given termly, however each week your child will be given some spelling to learn. Spellings will be given on a Monday to be tested the following Monday. Spelling Shed passwords will be stuck into the back of your child’s reading record. Spelling shed provides a fun way to learn weekly spellings. Nightly homework will consist of reading, it is very important that your child reads every night. This will help to develop their understanding and vocabulary, and will enable your child to better participate in their learning. All children will have a reading record in which they should record their reading along with anything else they need to remember.
Our PE days are Monday and Thursday, so your children will need full PE kits. These will be kept on their peg until half-term when the children will bring them home. No jewellery should be worn for safety reasons. Children who wear earrings must take them out for PE or tape them up. Children should bring their own tape into school and must tape their earrings by themselves. This term will be Gymnastics, the children will have their balance and co-ordination challenged, and will gain an understanding of how their bodies work. It is important for children to have their PE kit so we are able to provide them with a healthy, active curriculum.
Dates for the diary
Please keep looking at our Class Dojo page for details of visitors, trips and activities as the term progresses.
Half term: 26th October 2020 (1 week)
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ – Phonics (Some games are free)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – lots of useful English & maths games (Aged 5-7 bracket)
https://kidsspell.com/ – Spelling games with pre made lists of spelling or lists can be made
http://www.ictgames.com – Maths and English games
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/ – Science activities & games