In Year 3 you will find Mrs Watson (Monday to Thursday), Miss Jones and Mr Fielder (Fridays).
Welcome back after the Christmas holidays. We hope that you've had an enjoyable break.
The children are very well settled into Year 3. That said, please do ask still if there is anything that you or your child are unsure about. You are very welcome to come into the classroom before 8:45 in the morning or to chat to us after school.
The register is taken and learning begins at 8:45 am. Please encourage your child to be on time.
Children are encouraged to bring some fruit to eat at break time.
We have a number of unnamed plastic pots from last half term. Please come in and have a look to see if any are yours! If they are named, we can return any that are left behind.
This half-term we will be finishing working on our 2x, 5x and 10x tables. We are aiming to be able to answer questions at about one question every six seconds. This means that children need to be able to give the answer from memory, as there won't be enough time to count on fingers.
We will be using our times table facts to solve division questions e.g. 40 divided by 5 = 8
Once secure on these, we will be working on the 4x tables. We will use our 2x tables to help with these.
I have added some videos below to help with this.
Have a look at Sumdog, where I have set the class some challenges.
TTRockstars is also a great place to practise answering questions quickly. The children have their logins in their home learning books. Please ask for another copy if you don't have yours.
It is expected that every child reads at home on a daily basis.
Your child will choose both a reading book and a library book.
Library books are of your child's own choosing. He/She may need some help reading these or may like to be read to.
Reading books should be within your child's ability. These may be returned on any day, as and when they have been read. Your child will need to choose another book and record the title in his/her reading log with the date. Please date and sign as you hear your child read. As well as listening, please ask lots of questions to deepen understanding. Even very independent children benefit from this!
I have several lovely parents who have volunteered to hear readers before school until 9:00am. The children are really benefitting from this already. I can always find space for more volunteers!
If you feel that you can spare some time, please speak to Mrs Watson.
Our PE day in Year 3 will be on Tuesday and a Friday. Extra days are added throughout the year, so it is advisable for the children to leave PE kits in school.
Please ensure your child has a named 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.
Our Book For This Half Term:
The Tin Forest
A tale of transformation. An old man lives in a grey and forsaken place ‘that looked out on other people’s rubbish and bad weather’. He dreams of a wild and colourful place and uses the resources around him in such a creative way that change comes about and a natural forest becomes entwined with one of metal.
Our Topic is ...
This term we will be learning about some of the great technological inventions of the Victorian period, how they came about and the impact they had on society and individuals.
We will also be thinking about how inventors work, what makes an invention successful and having a go at coming up with some of our own useful inventions!
Encourage your child to choose a task from their home learning booklet each week and to complete it in their home learning book. Work can always be completed on paper and glued in at school. Children will receive dojos when they return their home learning (by Thursday each week please). Home learning books are then marked and returned on Friday ready for the following week.
Copies of the home learning booklets are added here half termly. If your child would like to complete some research related to something we we are learning in school or write about a hobby or family day out, this can be completed instead of something from the booklet.