Welcome to 3Bs Class Page
Let's start with the introductions. We have 20 amazing children in year 3 and two members of staff . We have the incredible Miss Niven our learning support assistant and the fantastic Miss Barker our class teacher.
Take a walk through the leaves moving toward the snow,
look at some of the things we've learnt as you go.
As we journey along this path we don't know,
we learn together and our progress we'll show.
Have a look at what we have been learning in Autumn 2
We have been reading Jemmy Button by Jennifer Uman and Valerio Vidali this term.
The children have created some amazing return stories based on the story of Jemmy Button. Children have also explored the features of letters and have begun to write a letter to Jemmy's mum back in Tierra del Fuego.
Here are some examples of the work created...
In year 3 children have been learning new methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They have worked so hard to learn their 3, 4 and 8 times tables with the help of TTRS. Some children have even received awards each week for achieving different targets. This terms hall of fame for times tables is shown below. Children have also started looking at fractions.
We have explored a lot of new books this term as we have worked on our comprehension skills in our shared reading sessions. Children have practiced their reading fluency and answered some tricky questions about writer intentions. The stories we have looked at so far are:
Children seem to have enjoyed performing the poems the most, as they used actions to clear up writer metaphors and explored ways to use a variety of reading skills (pace, pitch, and volume).
Light has been the topic of interest this term. Children have learnt the difference between light sources, reflection and a whole host more. To consolidate children’s learning we went on a school trip to the Catalyst Museum.
Topic this term has linked to our focus book in English ‘Jemmy Button’. Children have got to enjoy outdoor learning to meet geography aims, where they have learnt about the earth, maps and comparing two different countries (South America and England). Some of the vocabulary and understanding they have shown has been amazing.
This term children have been looking at different types of families, they have discussed what makes family important and families show love. Children have also discussed with great sensitivity what to do if there is a problem within a family and who they could reach out to for help.
Religious education this term has focussed on different religions and their Gods. We have looked at the differing religions and what they believe. Some children were particularly excited to talk about Islamic Faith and were proud to explain their beliefs.
P.E. is split between two teachers, which means children are exposed to two different P.E lessons a week. This term they have focussed on hockey skills with Mr McGovern and dance with Miss Barker. Some children also got to take part in a dodgeball tournament where they faced other schools. Their best part was playing in the dark with glow sticks.
Children have been exploring photo frames in DT. They have been looking at different types of stands and the features needed to build an effective product. Recently they have been given a product brief and are excited to start building.
This will change each half term to encompass a wide and exciting curriculum.
We have P.E. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
On Wednesday children have P.E with Mr McGoverin, this term they are working on...
On Thursdays children have P.E with Miss Barker, where children will be doing team games.
Full PE Kit must be brought in a bag on these days:
white top, black/blue shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers/ black pumps.
'The more that you read, the more things you'll know,
The more that you learn , the more places you'll go'.
Let's learn to love to read together! This year 3B are aiming to find their true passion for reading. Reading helps us everyday, it helps us communicate, learn, be imaginative and to escape.
In 3B children read regularly, whether it is within lessons, guided session, 1:1 sessions with an adult, or in free reading time. It is so important to help build reading skills, but also to promote a love of reading.
How you can help at home
Children are expected to bring their book bag into school everyday, this allows teachers to check reading journals and to read children's current book in 1:1 sessions.
Children will benefit hugely from reading even for just 5 minutes with a family member everyday. We encourage our children to read each night and ask that parents sign their child's reading record.
Handwriting & Spelling
At the beginning of each half-term, children are sent home with a spelling and handwriting booklet. There is a list of spellings to practise each week, which will be tested on Fridays. Children should also complete their handwriting sheet each week. If you would like further handwriting sheets, please ask Miss Barker. Sometimes children may have extra sheets or resources to help them in their packs.
*If children have high-frequency words in the back of their pack, these should also be practised regularly
Useful Sites to help children at home.
Children have access to a range of online educational resources in schools. They will be used to logging in and navigating all the sites. All we ask is that parents encourage children to access these sites when using technology at home.
Here is a list of sites children are asked to access: