Welcome To Term 4 2021

Year 3 Staff

  • Teachers – Mrs Davidson-Sault (3DS), Mr Calloway (3C), Miss Derbyshire and Mrs Lester. (3DL)
  • TAs – Mrs Thatcher, Mrs Hogg, Miss Sheikh
  • PE Teachers/Cover Supervisor – Mrs Burt

Welcome back to Term 4!

We are delighted to have everyone back in school again from March 8th!

We have been so proud of all of our pupils during Lockdown. Pupils in school have been working hard and coping with the changes they faced. Children at home have done amazingly well with Home Learning and sending us such wonderful work as well as joining in with our regular zoom sessions and extra challenges.

We will be settling all the children back into school and helping them to deal with any worries or concerns they may have.

Here is a reminder that Year 3 pupils start at 8.45 A.M. and finish school at 3.05 PM. Please ensure that adults wear face masks whilst on the school grounds (unless you are exempt for medical reasons). Obviously at this time it is still important that we are all socially distancing where possible and pupils are not mixing with other Bubbles.

This term our project continues to be History based and is called ‘Who likes olives?’ We will be learning all about life in the time of the Ancient Greeks and about how Historians find out about the past. In Geography we will be locating Greece on world maps. We will place Ancient Greece on a timeline and learn about key events and people of the period.

In English this term we will be studying a set of instructions, a beat the monster text and poems containing language play.

Within Maths lessons this term we shall be studying measuring length and perimeter and developing our understanding of fractions.

Science in Term 4 will focus on Light and Dark.

We are also very enthusiastic to continue our Spanish learning this term after a very successful start. The unit this term will focus on everyday verbs.

Seesaw We will continue to use this platform for setting weekly Homework and sending work for individuals who are isolating due to Covid. Please continue to bring Homework books back to school on a Monday to be marked.

As always, please can you ensure all belongings and items of clothing are clearly named. Pupils will need to bring a filled water bottle to school each day. They may also bring a pencil case and hand sanitiser for their own use in class.

PE This term there are some changes to the designated P.E. days. please see below:

  • 3DL Tuesday afternoon
  • 3DS Wednesday morning
  • 3C Friday morning

Year 3 are aiming to complete at least some Forest school activities in the remainder of this term. 3C have a Tuesday slot, 3DS have a Monday and 3DL will be using the forest on a Thursday . The pupils will need weather appropriate clothing and footwear for their day please. Please note that we are not able to keep this clothing in school.

Key Dates

Other events taking place this term include:

  • End of Term 4 for pupils is Thursday 1st April. This is a non uniform Day for pupils.

Home Learning

Spellings– Throughout the year the children will take a weekly spelling test. The spellings for Term 4 have been sent home . Please encourage children to practise these as often as possible.

Times Tables– The children take a weekly times tables test . They have three minutes to answer questions ( which may be division or multiplication depending on the level). The pupils will be sitting a National Times tables test in Year 4 and so we will be working towards their success in this.

TT Rockstars

All pupils are encouraged to use the TT Rockstars App as much as possible; just 10 minutes a day can have an impact on their times table knowledge. If there are any problems with the app or you have misplaced a log-in, please let your class teacher know. We will be giving out a weekly trophy in class to children who have done particularly well using this. Please note that children do need to use a range of methods to learn their multiplication facts such as learning by rote, singing songs, recording answers to questions before they test themselves using TT Rockstars.

Reading– We will be reading with the pupils in school on a 1:1 basis and within teacher led groups. Please continue to read regularly with your child at home as it really does improve their attainment and confidence. As well as decoding words it is really beneficial to ask your child questions on what they have read e.g. To work out the definitions of new vocabulary, discuss why a character did or said something, recall an event and what happened. When you have read with your child at home please record this in their reading record as will starting a class reward system for those children who have read 3 x a week or more at home. Due to current Covid guidelines, Year 3 are only able to change their reading books on a Monday so they are able to have 2 books at a time. The non-fiction school library is not currently in use so please continue to read your own books from home also.