Welcome To Year 3!
Teacher: Miss Bowley
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Bremner and Miss Bobin
We are still using our class email account. The address is listed below and is checked regularly should you wish to contact us or share any updates.
NEWS AND UPDATES
26/5/21 - Ancient Egyptian Day
Please check your child's bag for the letter regarding our Ancient Egyptian Day on Wednesday 9th June.
Here are some quick and cheap ways to create an Ancient Egyptian costumes:
Please complete the following Google Form to give permission for your child to participate in food tasting on Thursday 20th May.
Welcome Miss Bobin!
Year 3 are very lucky as we now have another Learning Support Assistant working with us; Miss Bobin! Miss Bobin will be helping us learn throughout the remainder of Year 3 and we are very excited to get to know her. We are sure she will fit into the WLPS family very quickly!
The children have settled back into life in Year 3 so well over their first week back and have been doing lots of exciting things. Mrs Bremner and I just wanted to say a huge well done to the children for coming back to school with such a positive attitude!
We hope you have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday!
Just a quick notice to say thank you all so much for my lovely Christmas gifts. They are so thoughtful and I feel very overwhelmed and grateful for your generosity, especially during these times.
I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas break with your families.
Times Table Books and Reading Records
Please can the children now bring in their Reading Records and Times Table Books on a FRIDAY instead of a Monday. This is so that it is synced with the homework being due in on the same day.
Homework has now moved onto Google Classroom. I have posted a video tutorial onto our class page to assist you. I won't be setting homework for the children until next Monday (9/11/20).
When we are unable to get outside to complete our Active 10, we complete this in class using Go Noodle. Here is a link to the website that we use: https://app.gonoodle.com/
Next Tuesday (20th October) afternoon, Year 3 are going to be doing some fieldwork for science. We are going to be looking at different microhabitats by getting out onto the field and identifying different minibeasts and materials used by them. It would be brilliant if the children could bring in an old pair of gloves for this so that they are able to take part in the activity. Any gloves will be perfect as long as you don't mind them getting dirty.
Thank you for your support, Miss Bowley
Due to our current COVID restrictions, we will no longer be visiting the library on Thursdays. Instead, we have a selection of library books in our class library that the children will choose from and can bring home to read. Thank you for your understanding.
A note from Miss Bowley
It's so great to be back in school and the children have settled in fantastically. We have been working hard over the first few weeks to get used to the new routines and expectations in Year 3. The children have been brilliant and I would like to thank them for their resilience and team work.
I have now updated our class page with all the information about expectations, homework, reading, spellings and more. I am currently in the process of making a Parent Video which will explain many of the different expectations and details of Year 3 in more detail. Please keep your eyes peeled on the School Jotter App for any updates.
Details to Remember
We have PE on a Monday and a Friday. If you need an outdoor tracksuit please order from PENN Sports (adding their initials to the tracksuit is advisable).
Earrings must be removed on a PE day as they cannot be taped over.
- PE Kit
- New homework set on Mathletics
- PE Kit
- Times Tables and Reading Record books handed in
- Mathletics Homework due
- Spelling test
- New spellings set
- Virtual celebration assembly (home and outside achievements can be celebrated)
Maths: Length and Perimeter and Time
English: Grammar Terminology
Science: Forces and Magnets
History: The Ancient Egyptians
Homework and Home Learning
Maths homework will be set weekly. Homework will be given via Mathletics and the children should complete these as independently as possible.
All weekly homework will be set on a Monday and will be due the following Monday.
Mathletics will lock all other features of the website until the homework has been completed. Once that has been done, all features and games areas will unlock.
If you need any further information on Mathletics, please visit the Maths page under Parent Information.
Spelling homework will be set via Spelling Frame. Your child should practise their spellings daily using Spelling Frame.
In preparation for the Times Table Check in Year 4, the children will need to practise their times tables using Times Table Rockstars. The Studio game mode will show all times tables and the children can use this mode to improve their rock speed. The Garage mode will only focus on the times tables the children are currently on on the Times Table Tracker. The children should complete one column of the times tables record book everyday and bring this in on a Friday to be marked.
The children have all been given a reading book level colour and Book Level which they will use to choose their reading books. They will bring at least one reading book to bring home and read.
Now that the children are in Key Stage Two, they have moved from the Early Reading Programme onto Accelerated Reader. Once the children have finished their reading book, they must complete a quiz on Accelerated Reader before they change their books (these should be done at home where possible however they can be completed in school).
The children should be reading everyday at home and their reading records should be completed to show this. The children can read to themselves, be read to or can read to adults. The children should bring their reading records every Friday to be signed by Mrs Bremner, Miss Bobin or Miss Bowley.
If you would like some additional resources for helping your child with reading at home, then you can find them under the reading section of the school website.
Times Table Tracker
To prepare children for the Statutory Times Table Check in year 4, we are now using a Times Table Tracker. The children work through a series of tests broken down into Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Each test is a mixture of multiplication and division.
You should use the red Times Table book at home to practise the particular times table your child is currently on by completing one column a night.
Here is a break down of the tracker:
Here is the certificate:
Thursday 20th May
Today we tasted foods from the different countries we have been studying; Russia, the UK, USA, France, Brazil and Egypt. We tried everything and had so much fun!
We have been working together to build different structures with our OPAL equipment during break and lunch times.
Wednesday 12th May
We investigated which materials were reflective.
Thursday 15th April
Today, we had a great time with Virtual Reality! We travelled back to Ancient Egypt ready for our next topic. It was great!
Tuesday 20th October
Today we were in the search for microhabitats! We also identified lots of minibeasts too.
Thursday 1st October
Today we investigated how fossils were made. We used plasticine to make the 'mold' (like the one in rock) and used Plaster of Paris to make the 'cast'. We can't wait to see how our prehistoric footprints turn out!
Wednesday 30th September
Today we imagined we were Hunter-Gatherers in the Stone Age, looking for natural resources to help us survive!
Wednesday 23rd September
Science - Rock Testing