Rowan Class - Year 3
Welcome to Rowan Class
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 responsibility in our work.
We are very busy developing our skills and building on what we have learnt last term.
Check out about our new Spring Term Reading Challenge below!
Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school to drink throughout the day. The classroom gets very warm and stuffy even on rainy days. The water bottle should be refillable (not disposable) and they are available at the school office. These need to go home on a daily basis to be cleaned to avoid germs growing and making your child sick.
Take a look at some of the work we will be completing this term:
English - This term we are studying Fairy Tales and how they are usually structured. Our class book this term is How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. We will be using this book to help us think about characters in more detail and write diary entries. Our main skill this term is using subordinate clauses to add extra information and making sure our punctuation is correct.
Numeracy - We will be developing our mathematical skills in multiplication, division and fractions this term. 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 too! We will be developing our problem solving skills and we will be working together in groups to think about what questions are asking us to do and the different ways we can solve them.
Science - Our topic this term is moving and growing. We will be looking at how are bodies are built and how our bodies grow so that we stay in proportion. Next half term we will be studying sound and how sound travels to reach our ears.
PE and Games - We are very lucky and have a trained sports coach to take our outdoor games lessons on a Tuesday afternoon. Pupils will need full school tracksuits and trainers for lessons as we will be outside.
Our PE lesson is on a Thursday morning and we are studying street dance this term. Pupils will need black pumps, shorts and T-shirts as we will be in the school hall.
Music - We are studying Bob Marley's hit Three Little Birds. We will be learning the song and listening to other reggae tracks to gain an appreciation of the music style. We will be adding our own reggae influenced music to the backing track on our glockenspiels.
PSHE - We are discussing our friends and how we work and play together. This will help our classroom and school be an enjoyable place for everyone.
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. If homework is not completed then your child will spend some time on Friday afternoon completing either maths or English work.
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 times your child has read over the week. If your child has not read then they will spend some time on Friday afternoon reading quietly.
We are starting a new reading challenge this term! The children are being challenged to read consistently throughout the term. The children can collect pugs in their reading records throughout the term and over the holidays. Every time their reading record is written in they can collect 1 pug for that week. Prizes and treats will be awarded after the Easter break.
Games and athletics - Our PE lessons are on Thursday morning and Games lesson is on Tuesday afternoon. The kit required is a school t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms, and tracksuit top for games. We must wear trainers outside so we don't slip. On a Thursday we need a t-shirt, shorts and pumps for PE in our school hall.
Can parents please make sure that all school uniform and kits are labelled with names to help recover lost items.