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Turves Green Primary School, Birmingham

Year 3

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. 

Mrs Jones (Class Teacher)

Mrs Watkins (Class Teacher M-T)

Mrs Evans (Class Teacher W- F)

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. Our writing during the Autumn Term will heavily focus around the theme of Egypt (to run alongside our history learning). We will study and write clear, imaginative setting descriptions; we will also take a closer look at the story of Cinderella...with an Egyptian twist! 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:  

Both classes have PE every Thursday.

For the first time, we will have a second PE session every other week (Sept 14th, 28th, Oct 12th).

(Please ensure your child wears the correct, named, P.E. kit)

Homework:

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.

Mathletics to be completed once a week.

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. 

 

News

24th Sep 2021
We're getting well and truly stuck into our Ancient Egyptian's topic. After starting...
 
 
 
17th Sep 2021
Thank you to all the families who are reading every night. We know it can be a challenge...
 
 
 
14th Sep 2021
The Birmingham Speech and Language Therapy service are running two parent webinars...
 
 
 
 

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Big Idea: Why did Grace climb the castle turrets?
Big Idea: Why did Grace climb the castle turrets?
 
"I'd like to share my writing."
 
Reading it back to yourself means you can always find a way to make it even better!
Reading it back to yourself means you can always find a way to make it even better!
 
I'd like to challenge what you've said because...
I'd like to challenge what you've said because...
 
Synonyms can help make our writing clearer and more entertaining.
Synonyms can help make our writing clearer and more entertaining.
 
 
 
We practise opening our sentences in a variety of ways.
We practise opening our sentences in a variety of ways.
 
The skills build up over the week.
The skills build up over the week.
 
"I used the 5 times table to help me today."
 
There are many ways to show understanding in maths.
There are many ways to show understanding in maths.
 
Going back to basics always helps.
Going back to basics always helps.
 
Warm up the body to avoid inury.
Warm up the body to avoid inury.
 
Hop-tastic!
Hop-tastic!
 
Find space!
Find space!
 
Even when we can't take part, we take part! Teacher's helper made notes ready for next week.
Even when we can't take part, we take part! Teacher's helper made notes ready for next week.
 
Pass and move.
Pass and move.
 
Shoulder passes are used to cover large distances in netball.
Shoulder passes are used to cover large distances in netball.
 
Society roles in Ancient Egypt.
Society roles in Ancient Egypt.
 
Explaining thinking.
Explaining thinking.
 
Working as a team.
Working as a team.
 
Which role would YOU consider the least/most important?
Which role would YOU consider the least/most important?
 
 
 

Class Photograph

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