Welcome To Term 3!

Year 3 Staff

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

Happy New Year and and welcome to Term 3!

This term our project is History based and 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 non- chronological report (The fire breathing dragon) and a wishing story ( The magic brush sequel). We shall be following the Talk for Writing format within English lessons that the pupils are familiar with.

Within Maths lessons this term we shall be working on Multiplication and division calculations, fractions, angles, time and money.

Science in Term 3 focuses on learning about plants and animals.

We are also very excited to be starting to learn Spanish this term. The first unit will focus on the story of Coperucita Roja (Red Riding Hood!)

We are very impressed impressed with the Greek columns the children created for their holiday homework and are looking forward to displaying them in the school library. The Wow event for this project is on Tuesday 12th January and pupils are welcome to come to school dressed as Ancient Greeks if they would like! On this day we will also be making Greek salad.

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 year, our PE days will be on the following days.

  • 3DS Thursday morning
  • 3C Friday afternoon
  • 3DL Monday morning

Year 3 are participating in Forest school this term. 3C have a Monday slot with 3DS and 3DL using the forest on a Tuesday. 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:

  • Whole school Well being Adventure Day 28.1.21
  • End of Term 3 for pupils 12.2.21

Home Learning

Spellings– Throughout the year the children will take a weekly spelling test. The spellings for Term 3 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.

TTRockstars

All pupils are encouraged to use the TT Rockstar 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.