Welcome to Class 3
In Year 3 you will find Mrs Strehlau (Mon-Tues), Mrs Andrews (Wed-Fri) and Miss Tarling.
Here we are in the last half term of Year 3 already, and we are so lucky to be spending it in our beautiful new classroom! We have lots of plans for this half term as we find out about some of the inventions that changed the world in Victorian times. We will be tackling a longer novel for our Power of Reading text, reading Ted Hughes' classic children's story The Iron Man, and developing our skills in writing non-fiction texts, especially newspaper reports, inspired by the fictional events of the story. In Maths we will keep building our confidence with formal methods as well as exploring a variety of measures, such as time, mass and capacity.
The children have made fantastic progress with their times tables, and we can really tell those who have also been practising at home. We are continuing to work on knowing our 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x tables with rapid recall. Thank you for the support you are giving your children with learning these.
You can read more about what we will be learning in our Curriculum Newsletter.
Our PE days in Year 3 are Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school with appropriate footwear. If your child wears earrings please make sure these are removed for PE days or taped up before coming to school.
We encourage children to read every day at home. Please help them to achieve this by listening to them. When they have read their book, they are allowed to change it themselves but need to make sure they let an adult in class know so that their name can be ticked off on a list. If children can get at least one tick each week for the half term, they can choose a prize from our secret lucky dip box!
Can you help?
Please come and have a word if you are able to spare the time to hear some readers. We would welcome any mums, dads, aunties, uncles, grandparents and carers who are able to spare a few minutes on a regular basis. You can never read too much!
Encourage your child to choose a task from their home learning booklet each week and to complete it in their home learning book. Children will receive dojos when they return their home learning (by Thursday each week please). Home learning books are returned on Friday ready for the following week.
Please feel free to pop in and see us before or after school if you have any queries - we are always happy to see you.
Thank you for all the support you give your children with their learning.
The Year 3 team