Welcome to Year 3

In Year 3, our teachers are Miss Swallow (Flamingos), Miss Scandrett (Macaws) and Miss Tyler (Toucans). We are supported by Teaching Assistants Mrs Hawk, Mrs Oakley and Mrs Fenton. Miss Swallow is the Year 3/4 Phase Leader.

WELL DONE AWARDS

Friday 17th June 2022

Our Awards this week go to:

Toucans - Ruben C

Flamingos - Sebastian W

Macaws - Maxwell S

FOR IMPORTANT DATES PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR 

...at our 'Author of the Week'.

 

Angela DiTerlizzi

 

Angela DiTerlizzi is a mom, wife, and author who delights in writing rhythmic, charming picture books to be enjoyed and shared by both parents and children alike.
Prior to her career as an author, Angela worked for over 15 years as a make-up artist, most notably in the film, television, and music industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DmJumrvPeY

LKS2 Writing Workshop

Thank you so much to our parents and carers who came along to our writing workshop this morning! If you were unable to attend, please find the PowerPoint slides and handouts below:

PowerPoint Slides

'How can I support my child?' handout

Glossary of terms

Year 3 arrival and collection

Children enter through the Lych Gate between 8:30am - 8:45am.

Parents collect from front playground and exit through fire doors at 3:10pm.

Remote Learning

If your child is at home because of a positive Covid-19 test, please contact your child's class teacher for remote learning. Please note that if your child is ill, they are not required to complete remote learning. 

 

CURRICULUM 

Please click here to view the Year 3 Curriculum Overview.

For the LKS2 curriculum morning Powerpoint please click here.

TOPIC 

Our new topic will be Rainforests. We will begin the unit by exploring Brazil including the climate, culture and tourism. We will then move on to looking closely at rainforests, including the layers, the habitat and comparing a rainoforest with a UK forest. For our History objectives, we will explore the Mayan civilization and their extraordinary way of life. Our topic will include an exciting drama workshop later on in the term! 

ENGLISH

Summer term 2

This half term, we will be exploring a selection of texts to support our writing. In Year 3, we aim to incorporate reading skills at the start of a new unit to support academic progress and promote a love for reading. Our first unit is focusing on writing a persuasive letter linked to our topic using the stimulus 'There's a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom' by James Sellick and illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon. We will explore key skills including inference, rhetorical questions, effective phrases and the organisational features of a letter.

We will then move on to writing free poems linked to our topic. 

MATHS

Summer term 2

We are currently working on the measurement: time unit. 

We also 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 be setting homework on Seesaw. Children will be able to check their Seesaw for information about:

1) Spellings to learn for the week     2) The MyMaths 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

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.

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

Spellings are tested on a Friday each week.

PE

Tuesdays - Indoor PE

Wednesdays - Outdoor PE

Children to come in to school wearing their PE kits on PE days.

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. 

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

Recorder lessons will be on a Friday and as follows:

Macaws - 11:00-11:30am

Flamingos - 11:30-12:00pm

Toucans - 1:00-1:30pm

If you have your own recorder, please bring it in. If not, school will provide them.

ART/OVERALL APRON:

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

Polite Notices

Refillable water bottles are great to keep your children focussed and hydrated throughout the day – please can you ensure your child has a water bottle in school with no squash or flavoured water.