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Welcome to Class 3!

 

Welcome back Year 3!

 

I hope that you have had a fantastic summer break and that you are ready to start a new year in Class 3. We have a very busy but exciting year ahead! The year will begin with us looking at The Stone Age and The Bronze Age. Read on to find out just some of the wonderful things that we will be learning about during the Autumn term. 

 

Please download and view the topic web at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

 

New Routines

Please read the Year 3 Move Up Booklet (attached at the bottom of this page) to familiarise yourself with new routines and procedures. 

 

As a result of current guidelines regarding the Corona Virus pandemic, parents and carers must utilise the revised school procedures for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up for Year 3.  School staff will assist you by meeting and greeting the children from the family car, outside the main school building.  We politely ask that you are prompt and make every effort to avoid being late.  Please be assured that your child(ren) will be safely guided to the Year 3 classroom.  

 

If your child(ren) are going to be collected by someone other than a parent or carer, please inform the class teacher or the school office beforehand.  

 

Please note, for your convenience, siblings may be dropped off together.

 

 

Drop ‘n’ Go

Pick Up ‘n’ Go

Year 1

8.50am-9.00am

3.05pm-3.15pm

Year 2

8.30am-8.40am

2.45pm-2.55pm

Year 3

8.40am-8.50am

2.55pm-3.05pm

Year 4

8.50am-9.00am

3.05pm-3.15pm

Year 5

8.40am-8.50am

2.55pm-3.05pm

Year 6

8.30am-8.40am

2.45pm-2.55pm

 

Access the following link to watch a video showing you our new procedures in school: https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/re-opening-of-schools/  

 

Empowering English

In English, we will be looking at:

  • Non-Fiction: Explanation texts
  • Fiction: Adventure, humorous and disaster story
  • Using a wide variety of punctuation in all pieces of writing. 
  • Using apostrophes to show possession.
  • Using conjunctions to extend sentences. 
  • Using adverbs and adverbials to add detail to our writing.
  • Understanding and using determiners ‘a’ and ‘an’.

 

We will ensure we practice our grammar, spelling and handwriting.

There will be a focus on improving our reading comprehension skills using Book Talk sessions and our ‘Reading Rainbow’. 

 

Marvelous Maths

In Maths, we will be looking at:

  • Number and Place Value: To recognise place value of 3-digit numbers. Estimate, read, compare and order numbers up to 1000.
  • Addition and subtraction: To use the written methods of addition and subtraction. Estimation and using the inverse.
  • Multiplication and division: To recall 3, 4 and 8 times table facts. Written methods of multiplication and division – multiplying two digits by one digit. Solve problems, including missing number problems using multiplication and division. 

 

Sensational Science

In Science, we will be learning about 'Rocks and Soils', which includes:

  • Classification of rock types: comparing and grouping depending on their appearance and physical properties.
  • Simple understanding of fossilisation: How are fossils formed when living things are trapped within them.
  • Recognising that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

 

We will also be working scientifically to identify similarities and differences between different rock types and soils as well as carrying out practical inquires of man-made and naturally occurring rock.

 

Hair-Raising History

As historians, we will:

  • Learn to understand an element of pre-history.
  • Understand the chronological order from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age.
  • Explore the Skara Brae and Stonehenge.
  • Consider and compare life in the Stone Age/ Bronze age to life today: its impacts, similarities and differences.
  • Explore Stone age/ Bronze age houses, food, tools and clothing. Comparing them to our own. 

 

Globe-Trotting Geography

In Geography, we will learn about the Extreme Earth. This will include:

  • Understand the climate across the world and why it differs.
  • Describe and understand the key aspects of volcanos, tsunamis and earthquakes.
  • Name and locate at least eight counties and at least six cities in England.

 

Pacey PE

There will be plenty of opportunities for sport during the Autumn Term, so PE kits should be brought to school on a Monday and remain here until Friday each week. Please ensure that all kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

 

Helpful Homework 

Homework is given out on a Thursday and must be completed and uploaded to Showbie before the following Monday, unless otherwise stated.  Paper copies will be provided, if required.

 

Homework may be a consolidation of tricky topics covered in class throughout the week, a research task to prepare for new concepts or a personalised activity to help your child in achieving their targets. Please encourage your child to attempt their homework and please feel free to add a note on Showbie if your child found the task difficult (and required your support) or if you noticed they were particularly confident with the topic.

 

Talk Homework will help you to prepare for your Big Write each week. Please spend 5-10 minutes chatting with a family member at home in order to feel more confident about your written task the following day.  Talk Homework will be uploaded to Showbie the night before the Big Write each week.

 

When your child reads aloud at home, please add a brief note on Showbie detailing the date and the page they have reached.

 

Please ensure that your children also practise their times tables, spellings and handwriting throughout the week. Remember to use your personal login details for Times Table Rock Stars and Educational City.

 

Other information

Remember to keep checking Twitter @WalfordPrimary for regular updates about what Class 3 have been up to.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Thursday, 3rd September 2020: First day of Autumn Term

Thursday, 3rd September 2020: Meet the Teacher ~ 3:15pm

Friday, 4th September 2019: Meet the Teacher ~ 3:15pm

Monday, 26th October 2020 – Friday, 30th October 2020: HALF TERM

Friday, 18th December 2020:  LAST DAY OF TERM

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​​​Please note, my door is always open so please feel free to arrange an appointment to come and see me if you wish to discuss anything about your child and their learning.


Thank you to all parents for your continued support. 


Miss Self!

Empowering English

Curriculum Map 2019-2020

Class 3 Move-Up Booklet

Forest School - Creating Stick Journey’s

Dynamic DT - Researching the Design and Use of Stone Age Tools and Weapons

Forest School - Identifying Nature

Empowering English - Gathering Vocabulary About the Behaviours of a Dog

Awesome Art - Cave Paintings

Empowering English - Poetry

Motivating Music - Creating Music Using Animal Sounds

Forest School - Creating 3D Maps of the Forest School Area

Empowering English - Analysing The Sound Collector Poem

Sensational Science - Stardome Planetarium Visit

Rewarding Reading - A visit from the Children's Bookshelf

Empowering English - Identifying the features of an information text

Sensational Science - Dissecting a flower

Globe-Trotting Geography - Somewhere to settle

Motivating Music - Ukulele's

Enriching Experiences - Christmas Celebrations

Piecing Together PSHE - Mock Election

Enriching Experiences - Zoolab Visit

Dynamic D&T - Making chocolate apples

Pacey PE - Gymnastics

Connected Computing - Creating book reviews using HP Reveal

Enriching Experiences - Children in Need

Awesome Art - Cave Painting

Connected Computing - Scratch Coding

Rewarding Reading - Creating a Story Web

Marvellous Maths - Adding number to 1000

Sensational Science - Testing for rock permeability

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