Welcome to Year 3. What an exciting year this is going to be! We have a wide range of topics, concepts and learning to cover in order to give your children a fun filled, balanced and engaging education. We have deliberately chosen "Ancient Egypt" as our first theme this year, as it often proves to be exciting and really captures the curiosity of the children. There will be many opportunities to be creative and learn new skills, but also learn a few "gruesome" details along the way!
First we would like to introduce ourselves and our roles in Year 3.
Mr Dalley (Class Teacher)
Mrs Evans (Class Teacher)
Mrs Adams (Teaching Assistant)
In Maths, we use a mastery approach that will continue to develop the skills in solving calculations efficiently. To make sure children fully understand, we are going to continue to use practical resources such as Base Ten, counters and unifix cubes, before moving onto written methods. Along with your support, we will be teaching your child to be fluent in the key areas of maths through frequent and varied practise. This will develop their confidence with numbers and help to recall facts accurately and rapidly. We are also continuing to use Mathletics to support your child (see link below). Tasks will be set up to three times a week, but children can also access games and take part in challenges.
In both Reading and English, we explore a wide variation of text types by looking at language and features used before planning, writing and editing. For reading, we are focusing on the novel, "Nothing to See Here Hotel", by Steven Butler & Steven Lenton. Our writing during the second half of the Spring Term will include informal letter writing about Birmingham. You can help your child by reading regularly and discussing the words used and the impact they have on the reader; model thinking aloud as you read - asking questions, making predictions, linking to other things you have read and seen.
A few things to remember:
3WE has PE every Thursday.
3J has swimming every Tuesday.
3WE will also have PE: every other Tuesday 1st, 15th, 29th March.
3J will also have PE: every other Wednesday 2nd, 16th, 30th March.
(Please ensure your child wears the correct, named, P.E. kit)
Spellings will be sent home and children will have one week to learn them. They will be tested each Wednesday.
Reading should be completed daily and signed by an adult.
Times Table Rockstars should be used daily (5-10mins).
If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to book in with your class teacher, who will be happy to help.