Welcome To Year 3!
Welcome To Your Year Adventure
Welcome Back. I hope that you’ve all had a lovely break over the Easter holidays. I was really amazed by all of the children’s attitudes towards their home learning. When they returned to school they worked exceptionally hard especially hard and I can’t wait for more of the same!
The children will take part in lots of valuable stimulating learning experiences, so make sure that you ask your child what they’ve been studying in class!
It’s time to take a walk on the wild side!
This half term, we’ll invite some amazing animals into our classroom to discover how they move, what they feel like and what they eat. We’ll learn about the different parts of a plant and how some plants are predators! From our investigations about the human skeleton, we’ll find out how muscle make the bones move. We’ll investigate food chains and learn about how animals find their food. Using the internet, we’ll research the majestic peregrine falcon and discover where crocodiles live. After our research, we’ll create an exciting aquatic animation. Class 3 will be going on an expedition and looking at predators through a variety of different learning opportunities. We will be looking at physical geography by understanding biomes and different climate zones from around the world. They will become zoologists and be equipped with animal facts and learn about the interesting (and disgusting) world of parasites!
We will be immersed in Ted Hughes’s classic The Iron Man. This novel will captivate the children’s intersts which will aid the quality of their written work. Our reciprocal Reading activities are based around our class novel. Also, they will get exposure to the cracking comprehension scheme of work to get exposure to a range of texts. The children will be practising and applying a range of skills to support their comprehension skills. As a class we will unpick unfamiliar advanced tier two vocabulary and allow opportunities for each member to share their unique incites.
PE & Swimming
Our PE days this half term are Tuesday so make sure that your child comes in their PE kit. Weather permitted we are aiming to be outside so make sure outdoor kit is provided. Class three will be diving into their swimming lessons at Wath Leisure Centre. Every Friday, the children will need their swimming caps, towels and trunks/ one-piece costumes. Children do not need goggles! Our Class cycle will start In April and end in April.
Homework & Expectations
Homework will be given out every week. The children will sit a spelling and times table assessment every Friday. Each Friday a new spelling pattern will be given to the children. The spellings and times tables will be stuck into their reading journals and posted on Class Dojo.
In Year 4 a statutory times table test has been introduced. In preparation for the next academic year’s tests the children will have a set amount of time to answer their times tables questions. Children are expected to practise their times tables and spellings every week.
Ideally, children should be listened to read every day. We ask the children read at least three times a week at home. Part of our school incentive is to get the children reading more. Make sure that they are receiving the recognition that they deserve! Please write a comment in your child’s reading diary where they can earn Dojo points in class. Any child who has not read at home will spend their break time reading with an adult.