Welcome to Year 3
This year there are 53 superstars in Year 3. Our team are Mrs Howie, Miss Capron-Tee, Mrs Tolley, Mrs Cole, Mrs Simon, Miss James and Miss Hirst.
Mrs Howie's class have PE on Wednesday and Friday.
Miss Capron-Tee's class has PE on Tuesday and Thursday.
All children should have a named PE kit in school all the time as we will occasionally do things at other times.
Reading homework is given out on Mondays, to be returned by Fridays. Spare homework is always available in class should children lose it.
There will be no swimming until the summer.
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 practised on a daily basis at school and the children should practise at home regularly. We send home half termly facts for children to learn . We also use TTRockstars to support pupils with their times table learning.
The children should be practising the following times tables: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10. They should be able to recite them in order and answer questions out of order. They should also learn the division facts (for example, if 3 x4 = 12, then 12 divided by 4 is 3).
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.
Every day we have a period of quiet reading using books chosen by the children from the library, which we visit once a week. Groups and individuals will read with the teachers and TAs at this time as well.
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.
The library is open on Wednesdays after school if you would like to visit with your child or children and borrow books to take home.
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.