Welcome to Year 3

In Year 3, our teachers are Mrs Watkins and Mrs Davis (Flamingos), Miss Scandrett (Macaws) and Miss Tyler (Toucans). We are supported by Teaching Assistants Mrs Oakley, Mrs Fenton, Mrs White and Mrs Smyth. Mr Ayers is the Year 3/4 Phase Leader.

New Class Videos - a "hello" from your new teachers!

Welcome to Flamingos from Mrs Watkins

Welcome to Toucans from Miss Tyler

Welcome to Macaws from Miss Scandrett

WELL DONE AWARDS

Thursday 1st April 2021

This weeks Awards go to:

Toucans - Charlotte

Flamingos - Toby

Macaws - Martha

 

FOR IMPORTANT DATES PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR 

CURRICULUM 

Please click here to view the Year 3 Curriculum Overview.

TOPIC 

Our new topic will be 'Global Explorers'. We will be exploring rainforests around the world by looking closely at where they are located and what their climates are. We will use our knowledge to determine which animals and plants live there and why. We will also identify the different layers of the rainforest and explore the effects of deforestation. We will discuss how we can best protect our rainforests and why this is important. Finally, we will unpick vocabulary such as equator, humid, species, climate and deforestation. 

ENGLISH

Summer term

We are beginning the summer term by looking at poetry. We will explore a poem called 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright. We will look closely at the different poetic features including metaphors, similes and repetition before writing and performing our own poems. 

MATHS

Summer term

We are beginning the fractions unit. 

We also continue to practice using TTRS three times a week and often set tournaments between the three classes. 

For more information, please see the White Rose Yearly Overview below. 

Times Tables Rocks Stars - www.ttrockstars.com

Top Marks - http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

HOME LEARNING

In order to minimise the amount of paperwork between school and home, we will trial setting homework on Seesaw. Children will be able to check their Seesaw for information about:

1) Spellings to learn for the week     2) The My Maths activity that has been set     3) The times table to focus on for the week

Children will also be able to use Seesaw as an online reading diary, recording what they have read throughout the week. Children are still expected to read 3 X a week and this will be monitored in school.

Banded reading books will be sent home for those children who are not free readers.

SEESAW

At the beginning of the year, a letter was sent home that outlined the expectations/usage of Seesaw. It also included an overview of the home learning plan for this academic year. 

Please see below for the expectations/usage of Seesaw.

When using Seesaw, please only upload the following:

A record of reading (once per week, if possible, with three pieces of evidence).

SPELLINGS

There will be a weekly spelling programme during the term. For the first half of the term every child will be revisiting previously taught spelling patterns to consolidate their learning.  During the second half of the term, we will complete five spelling sessions a week with the children. Taught spellings will alternate between Read Write Inc spelling units and the Year 3/4 words.

Spellings

Please click here to view the Year 3/4 word spelling list.

Spellings are tested on a Friday each week.

This week's spellings focus is words ending in /ture/ along with two spellings from the Year 3/4 spelling list (w.b 26.4.21)

adventure

creature

capture

feature

furniture

nature

picture

temperature

minute

natural

 

Mrs Smythe's group spellings focus is adding the suffix /ly/ (w.b 26.4.21) 

badly

bravely

loudly

kindly

warmly

quickly

normally

slowly

PE

Please send your child into school wearing their PE kit on their PE day.

Tuesday - indoor PE

Wenesday - outdoor PE

For safety reasons, jewellery is not to be worn during PE lessons, therefore could you please ensure your child is able to remove it independently before the lesson or have it removed before coming into school. 

For more information on what uniform is to be worn, please see the table below.

CURRICULUM EVENING 2020

Please click here to view the Curriculum Evening Presentation.

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING AT SCHOOL

Maths

Times Tables Rocks Stars - www.ttrockstars.com

Top Marks - http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

Recommended reading 

To access a useful Year 3 reading list, click here. 

Please click here to view list of generic questions to help parents discuss a text with their child when reading.

RECORDERS

We are currently awaiting information from Severn Arts regarding recorder lessons.

ART/OVERALL APRON:

Please check that your child has an apron or art shirt in their bags for messy activities in school.