3C – Mr Calloway

3DS – Mrs Davidson-Sault / Mr Dyer (trainee teacher)

3O – Miss Ostrehan

TA’s – Miss Trott, Mrs Hibbitt

Cover teacher-  Mrs Wright

Sports coaches – Mr Evans, Mr Boon

Term 3 Spring 2020

Welcome back to Term 3! We hope you had an fun-packed Christmas. 

Our project is called ‘Who likes olives?’ It is a History based project in which the pupils will learn all about Ancient Greece. 

If you have any resources at home to support our learning then please bring them in to be shared with the class – story books, non-fiction books, models, toys  etc. 

Here is the Project Web for this Term’s project. Where possible we teach cross curricular themes and link all of our learning together.  

A copy of our Year 3 Arithmetic Methods Booklet can be found here:

Year 3 Arithmetic Methods Booklet

Key dates for Term

Term Begins: Monday 6th January  

End of Term 2: Thursday 13th February  

Inset Day: Friday 14th February 

Start of Term 4: Monday 24th February 

WOW day: Tuesday 14th January (please see further details that will be provided). The dressing up costumes will be used for the class assemblies. 

Class assemblies will be in Term 4:

3C – Wednesday 25th March

3O – Thursday 26th March 

3DS – Friday 27th March

PE Times: 

All three classes have swimming on Mondays, please ensure they have their swimming kit with them. 

There is no PE for 3C and 3DS due to swimming. 

3O – Thursday PM with Mr Boon

Rights Respecting Schools

West Town Lane Academy is a Rights Respecting School. This means that all of the children are made aware of their rights as outlined by the UN convention. It is important that they understand that these are what they are ALL entitled to have and no-one can take these away from them. Every class has a charter outlining some of these rights. They look great so keep an eye out as you are around the classrooms.

General Information

Every day, the children will have an English and Maths lesson as a whole class. Afternoons will be filled with foundation subjects, all set within the context of our current project.

The children will be changing their own own books when required.  Now that their books are longer we encourage children to not rush through them and even try re-reading a book before changing it. They should be able to recall the story’s events, describe the characters and identify language patterns such as rhyming in the book they are reading. Please try to listen to your child read regularly and record this in their reading record – this can even be for only 10 minutes.  Each week, the children in each class who have read at least three times at home will have their names displayed on a reward chart and celebrated.  It is fantastic to see lots of children receiving their reading stars; it would be brilliant to see even more children getting them this term. 

Homework will be given out every Friday, to be returned back every  Wednesday (or before). The children will be required to complete a Maths and English challenge given in their homework books, which will relate to the learning the children have been focusing on during the week.

The children have been given weekly spellings to learn for their test ( As in Year 2).  Please can children also practise the Year 3 Exception words given out at Parent’s Evening. 3DS’s spelling test will now take place on a Monday. 

Weekly Times tables tests (Following from Year 2) are continuing this term also. The children all have a TT Rockstars login to help practise their times tables. You can still practise without the internet! This is very important as there is a national times tables test in Year 4. 

Please ensure children arrive at school with all belongings clearly labelled with their name and class. In year 3 children no longer have fruit provided therefore they may bring  healthy snack or 50 p for morning break time to spend in the Tuck shop. 

If you need to speak with the class teacher then the end of day is less busy and we will always try to be available.  Obviously morning times as the pupils are coming in to school can be rather hectic.  Occasionally due to meetings this will not be possible. You may also arrange a meeting with us through the office.

Here is a PDF of the powerpoint from the Back To School night for your reference and if anyone missed it.