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Hello Year 3, I hope that you have had a lovely Summer, I cannot wait to welcome you back to school on Wednesday 8th September. I hope that you enjoy reading our class page, especially finding out all of the things that we will be doing throughout the year. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all! The Year 3 team have been busy setting up the classroom, which we cannot wait for you to see. We have also been planning lots of fun activities, we cannot wait to get started! See you soon,
This half term we will delve deep into learning all about what life was like in the Stone Age. I think that you will love learning all about this fascinating topic. Our teaching team in Year 3 this year will be Miss Richardson, Mrs Crabtree Mrs Kinghorn, Mrs Lowe, Mr Seaton, Mrs Questa and Mrs Meek. Mrs Meek will teach music and French to Year 3 on a Tuesday afternoon when Miss Richardson is out of class. Our PE days this year are Monday and Wednesday, Monday will be outdoor PE and Wednesday will be indoor PE. Please make sure that children arrive at school in their PE kit and trainers.
Book changing days will be every Friday whereby Year 3 will pick two reading books. Please can you remind Year 3 to return their reading books as soon as they have finished reading them. You do not have to wait until Friday to bring them in, we have a box in our classroom that they can put finished reading books in. Please return books by Friday at the latest, thank you for your help with this.
As part of the music curriculum, every child in Year 3 will learn to play the recorder. The children who had lessons in Year 2 will be continuing with their learning and will have recorders to bring in. Those children who are new to recorders this year are encouraged to purchase a recorder to use in school and for practise at home. We have some recorders available in school but they cannot be taken home. Recorder lessons will be on a Thursday each week with Mrs Meek.
Guitar lessons with Mr Phillips will be every Tuesday, please remind children to bring their guitar into school ready for their lesson.
I hope that you enjoy reading our class page. Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Photographs will be updated after an event.
Homework activities are a vital part of our home and school partnership and all children are expected to take part in a variety of homework tasks to enhance and support learning work in class.
Reading is a fundamental skill, it comes into all elements of the curriculum. Year 3 will be expected to read with an adult at least four times a week. We will change books every Friday.
Spelling and spelling accuracy is a fundamental element of being a successful writer. To be able to spell words quickly and with fluency will support children to be the best that they can be. We follow a specific scheme called Read Write Inc. To support our delivery of the English curriculum. Spelling homework will be set weekly. The spellings set follow the spelling patterns covered in class learning and include common exception words in KS1 and tricky words in KS2. Our weekly spelling test will take place every Wednesday and spellings will be given out every Friday. Children will write their new weekly spellings in their log book and bring it home however if your child forgets their log book, I will also put the new spellings on the website weekly. You can find these under the tab 'spellings'.
As you may be aware there have been recent changes to the National Curriculum. One of the major changes is that children should be able to recall multiplication and division facts (including times tables). This is crucial for most maths concepts therefore, children should learn their times tables in order, out of order and learn the division facts for that times table. In Year 3 we will initially consolidate and focus on times tables that they should have learnt in Year 2 (2s, 5s and 10s). Then we will move onto looking at our (3s, 4s and 8s). We will have a weekly times table test, this will take place after our spelling test on a Wednesday. New times tables will be given out every Friday. You can find these under the tab 'times tables.' I will change this weekly.