Welcome to Year 3, Thornbills!
I hope that you have had a fantastic summer holiday and are well rested ready for the exciting year ahead.
– Year 3’s class teacher is Miss Williams. Miss Chapman will be our teaching assistant throughout the week.
-PE day is on Thursday and this half term we will start with Hockey. On PE days, please could you ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit.
-Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and due in on a Monday. They will also have work set via Times Tables Rockstars.
– Fridays will be our ‘Check and Change’ day for all reading books. Children will now only be allowed to change their reading books on a Friday. This is so that we can keep track of any books that have been returned to school and need to be quarantined before they can go back on our shelves. If your child has finished reading their book before a Monday, please read the book again at home as this will support your child’s reading fluency and understanding of the text.
-Your child will have two separate reading books – one to keep at home and one to keep at school. A colour book-banded book, that is appropriate for their reading level, will go home with your child to read on a Monday. In class, children will have either a colour-banded book or a book from the class book corner, to read both individually and with staff in school.
Autumn 1 learning
In English, we will be looking at the text ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura.
Our Maths learning will begin with Place Value. Children will be working with three-digit numbers and ensuring they understand their values. We will then move on to developing our addition and subtraction skills using mental methods and written methods.
In our Science topic, we will be studying Rocks and Fossils and this will involve developing an understanding all about how rocks and fossils are formed.
Our History learning focuses on The Stone Age to Iron Age. We will discover what it was live in prehistoric times for the first humans in Britain. We will look at how life evolved and changed throughout this era.
In MFL, we will be learning French, starting with basic greetings and conversation skills. In our PSHE sessions, we will learn about rules in different areas of life.
I will be updating the class page regularly, so please do keep checking back to see what your children have been up to in school.
I am available and after school if you need to talk to me so please do not hesitate to do so. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all. 🙂
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