Welcome to Year 3!
The Year 3 teachers are:
Miss Hill - Class 10
Miss Stanley –Class 11
Miss Jones - Class 12
Mrs Osgood – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Herbst - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Williams – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Garcia - Teaching Assistant
Miss Pockett - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Almond – Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) cover for Class 10 and 11
Mr Aldred – PPA cover for Class 12
The autumn term in year 3 is a very exciting time! The children are getting used to their new surroundings and beginning to become more independent. It is great to watch them grow in maturity and confidence.
Our exciting and engaging 3D-cirriculum is based on the core values of Responsibility, Respect and Fairness. We will be using looking at the Anglo-Saxons and considering the following key questions- Who were the Anglo-Saxons?
When did the Anglo-Saxons first come to Britain?
Why did the Anglo-Saxons come to Britain?
What was a day in the life of an Anglo-Saxon like?
We will then be applying our knowledge to find out how the legal system worked in Anglo-Saxon Britain and how it differs to our legal systems today. As part of this, we will be spending some time thinking about how law and order works in England, and in Cheltenham. We will be learning about how laws are made and have a visit from a local police officer. Eventually, we will be using P4C (philosophy for children) sessions to discuss and evaluate the fairness of law and order in both eras and which we agree with most.
Gather and organise ideas (I)
Produce a finished outcome which I am proud to present (D)
Evaluate my own and others work (E)
Physical Education (P.E) and Games -
P.E and Games will be taught twice weekly. All children will need a suitable indoor and outdoor kit. The whole school also takes part daily in a Mile Run or Wake & Shake. It is vital they have the correct, labelled kit in school at all times.
All classes will also have the opportunity to experience our ‘Forest School’. For these sessions, they will need old clothes, a waterproof coat and a pair of wellingtons. The children love getting muddy in this session so please make sure any clothes sent in are washable. We will send out further correspondence when it is applicable to your child.
Homework is given out every Thursday and collected in on a Thursday. There are six activities for the children to complete that are focused on the maths and English learning from that week. Whilst we like the children to give homework their best shot, it is not an expectation for them to complete all six activities.
At some points of the year (e.g. half term, Christmas, Easter) homework may be more project-based and linked to a theme.
School challenges the children to read for 15 minutes every day and are asked to bring reading books to school every day. Your child will have two reading books. One is their Bug Club book, this is based on your child’s book band. Their other book is their Accelerated Reader book, this is also pitched at the right level for your child, however this is a book they have chosen for their own pleasure. Not only is it important to read daily to improve your child’s fluency but please question your child about what they have read to develop their comprehension. There are examples of questions to use on your child’s reading record.
Please support your child in completing homework on time and to the best of their ability.
What have we been learning about? What will we be learning about?
Terms 1 and 2
English: Quest story, non-chronological report, defeating the monster story, letter writing
Maths: Place value, rapid recall, the four operations, formal written methods, fractions decimals and percentages, time
Science: Forces, light
3D Curriculum: Anglo-Saxon settlement, comparing law and order in the Anglo-Saxon era and modern Britain
Music: Reggae, Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
P.E. Basketball, football, gymnastics, Real PE
PSHCE: Relationships, media influence and living in the wider world
Key dates: -
December 10th – Year 3 trip to the pantomime!
December 19th – Year 3 Christmas assembly 2pm
December 20th – Y3/4 carol concert 9.15am