Class S - Year 3
Welcome to Class 3S
Our teacher is Mrs Salkeld and we get TA support from Mrs Dewar.
Being in Y3 means we have lots of new routines to learn as we have moved into Key Stage 2. We have lots of interesting new work to do and have more responsibilty in our work.
We are very busy developing our skills and building on what we have learnt in Key Stage 1.
Take a look at some of the work we will be completing this term:
Literacy - This term we are starting by studying Fairy Tales and will move onto reading our class book 'Stig of the Dump'. We are also studying the author Roger Hargreaves who wrote the Mr Men and Little Miss Books. We will be developing our writing and reading skills by reading everyday independently or with support.
Numeracy - We will be developing our mathematical skills in place value and mathmatical functions. One very useful skill we practice in Year 3 is our times-tables. Hopefully we should already know our 2s, 5s, and 10s. By the end of the year we should know our 3s, 4s, 6s and 8s! We will be developing our probelm solving skills and not just solving 1 part of a problem but taking several steps to find an answer. We are starting to become more independent in our problem solving and deciding ourselves which steps to take.
Science - Our topics this term are rocks and soils and electricity.
Art - We will be studying and creating cave paintings.
Computing - We are programmers this term and will be creating our own short videos.
PE and Games - We are very lucky and have a trained sports coach to take our outdoor games lessons on a Thursday afternoon. We are developing our dance skills on a Tuesday through Stone Age Dance and 1920s Dance.
Music - We are studying BBC Music's 10 Pieces Mars and will create some artwork based upon this. This will lead into our own development of Cyclical Patterns.
PHSE - We are Going for Goals at the start of the year developing ideas what we want to achieve this year. We will also be looking at the British Value Democracy.
Important days to remember:
Homework - Every Friday 1 piece of Literacy or Numeracy homework will be handed out. Children should spend about 20 minutes on each piece of work. Homework is due in by Wednesday. It is very important that we complete our homework because it helps us practice what we have been working on in class.
Reading Books - Reading books and records need to be in school every day so that we can update them when we read in school. Some children are free readers and we pick our own books from the class shelf at a certain colour. Some children are reading a scheme and these books get changed by our teachers on a Wednesday. If you would like us to get more than 1 book a week let our teacher know.
Spellings and Times Tables - Spellings are given out every Monday, ready for our test on Friday. We will also be asked to practice a times table for a test on a Friday. We have spelling or phonics sessions twice a week.
PE (Dance) - Our PE is on Tuesday. The kit required is a school tshirt, shorts and pumps.
Games - Our PE is on Thursday. The kit required is a school tshirt, shorts or tracksuit bottoms, and tracksuit top. We must wear trainers outside so we don't slip.