Hello and welcome to Year 3!
I am very impressed with how well the children have settled into life in the juniors! They have already shown our learning and behaviour skills in the classroom and around the school. We have created our class vision and keep reminding ourselves of what is important to us and how we are going to “shine” together this year!
We have some very exciting topics this year. We have already begun exploring life in the Stone Age and later this year we will be journeying into Ancient Egypt and China!
As we are now in the Juniors, we will be developing our independent learning skills and perseverance by having a go at new challenges and finding ways to keep going. We will continue to assess our own work as well as develop our ability to assess our peers and praise them and make suggestions to develop our own learning.
Through Basic Skills lessons we will continue to develop our handwriting, spelling punctuation and grammar as well as our writing skills. We will be improving our mathematical procedures in ‘MOT’ sessions and also trying to complete our Timetables – 99 clubs- as well as “Timetables Rockstars”. I look forward to awarding the class with their certificates!
Year 3 love to read and we have already begun our reading challenge – which can also be completed at home. We have also begun learning ‘Rocket Words’ which are words that do not have a spelling rule so are learnt by sight. Please practise these at home as it will really help the children with their reading and writing.
Please note that spellings will be sent out on a Tuesday and tested the following Tuesday. The spelling programme will follow different spelling rules which will be taught in class. On Thursdays I will be sending home additional maths work which consolidates the learning done in class as well as termly topic projects.
If you have any questions about Year 3 life, please do not hesitate to ask me.
We have an exciting year to look forward to!