Hello and welcome to Year 3!
I am very impressed with how well the children have settled into life in Key stage 2! They are already showing resilience, readiness and responsibility and I cannot wait to continue to see them shine 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 Key Stage 2, we will be developing our independent learning skills 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, practising our 99 clubs, as well as “Timetables Rockstars”. I look forward to awarding the class with their certificates!
Year 3 have been enjoying our book this term, which is Stig of the dump, we have been learning all about the stone age and even had a chance to explore a cave in our outside area! 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. I will update your child’s rocket words and send this home in their reading records; you can also find all of the rocket words on the website.
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 Fridays I will be sending home additional maths and punctuation and grammar work, which consolidates the learning done in class.
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!