Welcome To Year 3!
Teacher: Miss Bowley
Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Bremner
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
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. In September, the children will be learning Yoga with Young One Yoga company and they will also be learning tag rugby. 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
- PE Kit
- Times Tables and Reading Record books handed in
- Homework due
- Spelling test
- New spellings set
- Virtual celebration assembly (home and outside achievements can be celebrated)
Homework and Home Learning
What to Expect:
One piece of Maths homework and one piece of English homework will be set weekly. Homework will be given via Google Classrooms and the children should complete these as independently as possible.
All weekly homework will be set on a Monday and will be due on the Friday.
Children should check and mark their learning using the answers provided.
Google Classrooms Tutorial
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).
Reading at Home
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 Monday to be signed by Mrs Bremner 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.
The children have been allocated a spelling group: either Stars, Circles or Squares. Their spellings will be set on a Friday and tested the following Friday. They will have short spelling lessons during the week as well as allocated practice time for early morning work. They will bring home a printed word list as well as having an allocated Spelling Rule on Spelling Frame.
As year 4 have a statutory times tables check, we expect the Year 3 children to be learning their times tables at home and at school to prepare them for this.
At home, the children should complete one column of the times tables record book everyday and bring this in on a Monday to be marked.
The children should also be using Times Tables Rock Stars. Their log in can be found on the back of their times table record book.
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:
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