3D – Miss Derbyshire
3DS – Mrs Davidson-Sault
3M – Miss Matthews
TA’s – Mrs Thatcher, Mrs Cole, Mrs Hogg, Mrs Perry and Mrs Smith
How did they get there?
A few pictures to show you what we got up to when we explored The Stone Age!
Our new project this term is called ‘How long have you had that pain?’and focuses on teeth and healthy eating. The Year 3 team were really impressed with all of your teeth homework over half term, we have even learnt some new interesting facts about teeth from you! During our project, we will be exploring the different teeth types in both animals and humans, how best to look after our teeth and will be speaking to a Dental Nurse who will come to show us the importance of giving your teeth and good clean. This ties in nicely with our healthy eating and how we keep our body as well as our mouth healthy. In science we will be delving deep into our bodies to see how the digestive system works, with the aim to name, locate and describe the role of each organ used for digestion.
For our WOW morning we learnt about the three different types of teeth and their different roles when we eat. We created marshmallow mouths to show off everything we learnt!
A copy of our 2018/19 Information Booklet can be found here:
A copy of our Year 3 Arithmetic Methods Booklet can be found here:
Key dates for this term:
Dental Nurse Visit: Thursday 22nd November
Christmas Fair: Saturday 1st December
Year 3 – 6 School Christmas Disco: Monday 17th December
KS2 Christmas Carol Concert: Wednesday 19th December
Last Day of Term: Friday 21st December
3D – Tuesday Afternoon
3M – Wednesday Morning
3DS – Friday Afternoon
Year 3 have a 12 week block of swimming lessons that take place every Monday after Christmas, beginning Monday 7th January. They will need to come into school with their swimming kit, more information will be released closer to the time.
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.
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 now change their own reading book in the school library. We will take them down once a week but the children can change their books more frequently if needed. 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. If they read to themselves, help their learning by asking them questions about what they have read.
Homework will be given out every Friday, to be returned back every Thursday. 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.
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 are able to come to school with a healthy snack or 50 p for morning break time.
The best time to speak to your class teacher is at the end of the day, after all the children have left. Occasionally due to meetings this will not be possible. However, we will always be happy to arrange an alternative time to talk to you.