Class Teacher – Mr Whaite
Teaching assistant – Mrs Chapman
Welcome to Year 3! Our topic for this half term (1b) is Heroes and Villains!
We will hone our historical enquiry skills by researching the lives of heroic everyday people who made the world a better place to live in: Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, Mary Seacole, Robert Peele and Martin Luther King Jr! We will look into these acts of bravery and question why their choices were necessary and what impact they have had on Modern Britain today.
Mr Whaite was visited by a particularly sinister villain over half term: Cruella De Vil. Will Year 3 be able to persuade her not to steal the innocent dalmatian puppies?
New drop off times for Year 3: 08:55 – 09:05
New pick up times for Year 3: 15:10 – 15:20
P.E days are Wednesdays and Fridays. Children are to come into school wearing their PE kits on school days to wear all day. PE kits are not to be kept in school except for pumps which should stay in school. Long hair is to be tied back and earrings to be removed.
Homework is given out every Friday and expected back in school the following Thursday.
Spellings will given out every Friday for a test the following Friday. You can practise spellings on Spelling Shed https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/
Reading Journal tasks will be given out every other week and expected back the following Thursday.
Children are expected to read regularly at home: being a fluent reader is key to learning across ALL subjects and it’s a key life skill. It is ideal to read a book over a few days to allow your child to discuss what they have read to embed learning and demonstrate a clear comprehension of the text. It is a good idea to ask the children questions about the story or discuss the meanings of keywords within the book.
Times tables will also be tested each week so we would encourage you to practise as much as you can at home: Year 3 are expected to know 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x tables by the end of the year. Regular practise in short bursts is ideal (during the ad breaks, or on the way to school maybe?) and encouraging rapid recall of facts (you could even make it into a competition – who can be the fastest?) Don’t forget you can play on https://ttrockstars.com/ (log-ins should be stuck on the inside front cover of your children’s reading records) and https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button for fun and engaging ways to practise.
Thank you for your continuing support with homework tasks. We love seeing all of your amazing efforts each week!
I am always available in the playground at the end of the day if anyone has anything they wish to discuss.
Mr Whaite and Mrs Chapman
Year 3 Topics Overview