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 studying Roald Dahl and looking closely at his novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This will support our work looking at explanations as we will be explaining about how chocolate is made. At the end of the term we will return to study Roald Dahl and his nonsense poetry. Wait for our own silly nonsense poems.
The class books we are reading are Charlie and the Chocolate factory by Roald Dahl and Iron Man by Ted Hughes.
Our writing target for this term is to use a variety of sentences, including using clauses, with correct punctuation.
Numeracy - We will be developing our mathematical skills in multiplication, division and fractions. 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 problem 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 topic this term is states of matter and will be looking carefully at what gases, liquids and solids actually are.
Art - We will be studying Gaudi and looking at how he created his famous works. We will be looking at how we can mimic his work.
Computing - We are musicians this half term and will be creating our own digital music. Next half term we will be software developers and will develop our own educational game.
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 gymnastics skills on a Tuesday through a series of travel and hold poses with and without equipment.
Music - We are studying Bob Marley's Three Little Birds and will be listening to a variety of pop music from that era. As well as learning to sing the song we will also be accompanying on glockenspiels and creating our own rhythms that fit to the pulse.
PHSE - We are Good to Me at the start of this year developing ideas about what who we are and how we can look after ourselves and others. Next half term we will be looking at our health and well-being. We will also be looking at the British Value Mutual Respect.
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.
All children's reading records need to be handed in to school on a Wednesday so we can record how many time your child has read over the week. This goes towards your child's record and any child who has read 3 times or more receives a raffle ticket for a prize every week.
Spellings and Times Tables - Spellings are given out every Thursday, ready for our test the following Thursday. We will also be asked to practice a times table for a test on a Friday. We have spelling sessions twice a week but also need to be practicing our times tables and spellings regularly at home. If you child does not score 10 or higher on their spelling test then during the following Monday's spelling lesson they will be retested. You will be informed of this by a letter on the Friday.
PE (Gymnastics) - Our PE is on Tuesday morning. The kit required is a school tshirt, shorts and pumps.
Games - Our PE is on Thursday afternoon. The kit required is a school tshirt, tracksuit bottoms, and tracksuit top. We must wear trainers outside so we don't slip.