Welcome to Year 3
We have 60 brilliant and enthusiastic pupils over two classes. The year 3 team is Mr Benney, Mrs Simon, Mrs Tolley, Mrs Ryall, Mrs Bailey and Miss James.
During the autumn term we are working as if we are a team of historians trying to solve the mystery of a missing canopic jar. We will be finding out about Ancient Egyptians and world geography.
In Key Stage 2 we use the White Rose Hub Maths plans. We teach a mastery maths focused curriculum following a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to learning. Times tables are practise times tables on a daily basis at school and send weekly homework as well as half termly facts for children to learn and practise at home. We also use TTRockstars to support pupils with their times table learning.
In Key Stage 2 children read a whole class text and develop their reading skills by discussing the text and working on retrieval, inference, deduction, viewpoint, vocabulary and author choice challenges. This year we have been reading ''The Promise.''
We read non fiction texts as part of our Mantle work and every week we take delivery of the First News newspaper.
Some children need extra 1:1 reading practice and do this as part of our Reading Champions programme.
Children have weekly reading homework where they read a text and answer questions on what they have read.
Comprehension based homework is sent out weekly and children may borrow a book from our library every Wednesday after school. In class we also visit the library once a week and so that they can select a book to read during reading times in class.
In Year 3 much of our writing comes through out Mantle story but we also use prompts from websites such as 'Once Upon a Picture' www.onceuponapicture.co.uk as well as the class books we are reading.
To help us with the technical aspects of writing we use Alan Peat sentence types, DADWAVERS www.literacyshedblog.com/dadwavers as well as the No Nonsense spelling programme.