Welcome to Badgers
Miss Gaskell - Class Teacher
Mrs Plagio - Learning Support Assistant
A huge welcome to all our year 3 Badgers. We have a very exciting year ahead of us, we will be studying lots of interesting new topics and activities, reading lots of brand new books and working very hard to achieve the very highest standard that we possibly can.
Each child in year 3 now has their own personal I Pad in class, this will provide a tremendous boost to their learning, giving the access to all sorts of educational websites and ability to do quality research for their curriculum topics.
Every child need's to bring their planner/ reading record to school every day.
The planner/reading record should have lots of useful information in it.
- Each week's spelling list
- Website log in details
- Reading comments from home and school
- Important dates and reminders
- Results from the weekly Spelling and Arithmetic Tests.o our class page
Parents please help by listening to your child read at least 3 times a week and don't forget to write a comment in their planner.
Please help them to learn their Spellings and Times Tables, most children need lots of encouragement when they are trying to learn things off by heart.
We are aiming to reduce the amount of plastic waste produced by the school each year by cutting out single use plastic items. You can help by ensuring that your child has a reusable water bottle with them everyday.
We are very pleased to have Mehrun and Armaan to represent our class on the school council. I am certain that they will take their responsibilities very seriously.
Year 3 is a really important for young mathematicians, they are making the jump from counting on fingers and using apparatus to more formal written methods.
The children should already know their 2, 5, and 10 times tables from year 2 now they need to learn their 3, 4, 6 and 8 times tables. Written tables tests which include the inverse (divisions) will occur regularly and making good use of TT Rock stars at home will help to make this possible.
Our next topic in math is multiplication so already having a good knowledge of their times table will make learning more formal methods for bigger numbers so much easier.
Work will also be set on Purple Mash which can be completed both at home and school to support their normal classwork.
Good reading comes before good writing, children need to read every day both at home and school. Good books model good writing and encourage our children to learn more ambitious vocabulary and to be more thoughtful and creative in their writing as they try to emulate their favorite authors. Reading aloud helps them to appreciate the need for accurate punctuation and helps to build self confidence.
Our class novel is The Chocolate Tree by Linda Lowery and Richard Keep. This is a Mayan folktale which is linked to our Curriculum topic - The Mayans.
Work will also be set on Purple Mash which can be completed at home or school to support their normal classwork.
Spelling is incredibly important for both good reading and writing. As a result of the covid lock downs many of our children are rigorous enough in their attitude towards making sure that even basic words are spelled correctly. Every time they write down an incorrect spelling without correcting it, it's like practicing and learning the wrong spelling. Good habits learned now will stand them in good stead though out their school career and into adulthood.
10 spellings will be set each week and it is really important that they both learn the correct spelling and the meaning of each word.
Science now appears on the curriculum as a separate lesson. Our next topic will be about Rocks and Soils and we are hoping to include a very exciting trip into the Yorkshire Dales once the new mini buses arrive after the Christmas holidays.
We will be studying the new and exciting topic of The Mayans next in our curriculum work. This will be a mainly History based topic but there should be scope for some exciting Art work too.
P.E. is a very important part of the curriculum and whilst we can't all aspire to be Olympic athletes we can encourage all the children to develop a healthy attitude to exercise, building good habits that will hopefully last a life time.
PE. day is Wednesday and all children should wear appropriate P.E. kit to school on those days.
- black, blue or grey jogging bottoms
- a plain white T shirt
- trainers or pumps (preferably black)
Please try not to buy expensive branded clothing.
Jewelry and watches may not be worn during P.E for health and safety reasons.
Long hair must be tied back or covered with a headscarf that has been safely secured.