Welcome To Year 3!
Welcome To Your Year Adventure
Welcome Back. I hope that you’ve all had a lovely relaxing six weeks holiday. I know that we’re all ready and raring to go.
Our class topic is Scrumdiddlyumptious.
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. We will be having a deep dive into chocolate and getting into some sticky situations! We will look at the history of chocolate, analyse how chocolate is producers, explore the geographic location of chocolate, identify the impacts of fair trade and make our own treats! Also we will be supporting our learning even further outside of the classroom with a class trip to Cadbury World!
Our topic has lots of close links with biology so we will be become trainee dentists and examine different types of teeth and explain their functions. Followed by exploring our digestive system and the role each organ plays. It wouldn’t be a chocolate topic without a bake sale so make sure you bring your sweet tooth to Class 3’s parent coffee morning!
We will be immersed in Roald Dahl’s classic Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. This novel will captivate the children’s minds which will aid the quality of their written work. Our Reciprocal Reading is also based around our class novel. The children will be addressing a range of content areas to access their comprehension and knowledge. As a class we will unpick unfamiliar more advanced vocabulary and share our opinions as a class.
Our PE days this half term are Tuesday and Fridays so make sure that your child has their PE kit. Weather permitted we are aiming to be outside so make sure outdoor kit is provided. Class three will be diving in to their swimming lessons at Wath Leisure Centre. All children will need swimming caps, trunks/ one-piece costumes and a towel. Children do not need goggles. Our Class cycle will start In December and end in April.
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. Also for every time that your child reads make sure that their reading journal is filled in. Part of our school incentive is to get the children reading more. Make sure that they are receiving the recognition that they deserve!
I can’t wait to get started and thoroughly looking forward to this Term!