Hello and welcome to our class page!
Spring Term - 1
Welcome to the wonderful world of KS2! In Year 3 we teach children how to become responsible and independent members of our school and community whilst learning new skills along the way.
Of course it is important that we have LOTS of fun as we learn, and we have some exciting topics to help us do this as well as a range of engaging subjects that will help to broaden our knowledge.
Throughout Year 3, we aim to learn collaboratively, sharing and exploring the world around us. We will continue to build friendships, make good choices and show how truly amazing we are!
This half term's topic is 'Volcanoes and Earthquakes'. In Literacy we will explore a variety of non-fiction texts relating to volcanoes and earthquakes. In Numeracy we will consolidate column addition and column subtraction as well as learning the 3, 6 and 9 times tables and their related facts. During Science lessons we will continue our learning about rocks and fossilisation and in Geography we will focus on learning about the structure of volcanoes and how we measure earthquakes. Our RE topic will be Judaism.
Children will be given homework on Friday and this is due to be submitted the next Wednesday; our spelling and maths test will take place every Friday. Please check Google Classroom for homework as well as homework given out in class. It is vital for children to complete their homework as this will boost skills, knowledge and confidence in reading, writing and numeracy.
We ask the children to login to Reading Eggs for at least 10 minutes per day (children's login details can all be found in their reading records). The expectation is that children in KS2 earn a bronze certificate by Friday's awards assembly. In addition, please continue to read with your child. We cannot stress how important it is that children read with someone every evening at home. Please make sure that you write a comment about the book your child is reading in the reading record. Children will be given a school book and they can also choose a book that they can read at home. This makes such a difference to children's learning and progress so please make sure that lots of reading is happening at home. Before reading you can ask your child to make predictions about the text and explain their reasoning. During reading you can ask children to recall events from the text by asking them what happened (recall) and what they think about the events (critical thinking).
We ask children to log in to 'Mathletics' for 15 minutes each day. The target is for children to earn at least one bronze certificate by Friday's awards assembly. For numeracy, we use the 'Power Maths' mastery programme. We aim to promote articulation (explaining answers), fluency (recall of facts) and variation (showing answers in different ways) in all areas of mathematics. All children should have their logon details for Mathletics glued in their reading record. All numeracy work will be uploaded on Google Classroom. It is preferable to the you ask your child to answer the questions / complete the work on paper and upload a picture of this.
We are excited to announce that we have a new Science addition to our website! You will find a variety of experiments to do at home and information on places and websites to visit. Please explore further by going to:
Children are expected to wear school uniform everyday. This helps to create a strong sense of belonging and helps children remember each morning that they are getting dressed to learn! This is our uniform:
Standard grey trousers / skirt / shorts / dress (red and white Summer dress)
Red or white shirt
Red school jumper or cardigan
Jewellery should comprise of simple stud earrings and nails must be clear and natural. Hair should be neat and the child's natural hair colour. Only children in Nursery and Reception are permitted to wear jogging bottoms due to toileting needs.
PE takes place every Monday and Tuesday. All children need to bring their PE kits on these days. The PE kits consists of:
White top, black bottoms and black trainers.
Every child is expected to bring their water bottle daily.
It is paramount that children spend time each day in order to complete their homework. This is to assist them with the lessons that they have been learning throughout the week. You can add this in to your home routine. All homework is due on Wednesday. Children will already have access to their Google Classroom login details.
Your child will receive a set of spellings to learn at home and write a few sentences based on these words. They will be tested the following Friday. Please practice writing each word for at least 5 minutes per day. It is important that children know how to spell all the words correctly.
- Wednesday 11th January - Swimming lessons begin for Year 3. Please ensure that children bring their swimming kits as outlined in the parent / carer letter
- Thursday 26th January - Visit to Hackney Museum
- Tuesday 31st January - Reading Cafe - Please join us and read with the children
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Curriculum Map - Year 3
If you would like more information about the curriculum SPSM follows, please ask your child's class teacher. Thank you.