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Year 3

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Class Information Year 3

Staff:

Class Teacher – Miss Whitehouse

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mrs Roberts

SEN 1:1 Teaching Assistant – Miss Lake

Topics:

Autumn 1: Magnificent Maya

Autumn 2: We are Eco Warriors

Spring 1 and 2: Traders and Raiders

Summer 1: Britain at War

Summer 2: On Our Doorstep

Weekly routine:

·           PE will be taught every Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has both indoor and outdoor PE kits. Please ensure that both pumps and trainers are in school at all times and that clothes are clearly labelled.

·           All children require a named painting apron, which is to remain in school at all times.

·           Water bottles are now provided by the school, however children are still allowed to bring their own choice of drink for lunch times.

·           Please send dinner money to school in an envelope/box/small purse which is labelled with your child’s name and year group.

Maths:

·           Pupils are encouraged to use the full range of calculation strategies they have been taught in previous classes.

·           Mathematical reasoning and fluency is taught by giving the children access to a range of activities in differing contexts.

·           Problem-solving and investigation forms a regular part of our weekly maths lessons.

·           Pupils are encouraged to extend and solidify their learning by answering challenges throughout the week.

·           2, 5 and 10 times tables should be secure by the end of Year 2, however they are recapped in Autumn 1. In Year 3, children learn the 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 times tables. Times tables knowledge is an important foundation that underpins all aspects of mathematical knowledge taught in this class.

·           Pupils are asked to indicate their level of understanding and confidence in a particular aspect of Maths by stamping their work each week and writing a comment.

Literacy:

·           Pupils complete a piece of writing once a week and are given personalised targets to work towards. Pupils write several different genres including both fiction and non-fiction.

·           Reading comprehension; Spelling, Punctuation and grammar; Speaking and Listening are all taught once a week.

·           Pupils are given a Big Cat book which is changed on an ongoing basis, depending upon fluency, expression and ability to answer questions about the text. Pupils are listened to by an adult every week.

Spelling:

Spellings are given out on Fridays and the corresponding test happens the following Friday. Not only are pupils tested on the spelling, but also the meaning of the word in context. During the week children will learn more about the spelling rule and will have an opportunity to apply it in context.

Homework:

·           Homework is only set if children need extra help with a particular area of their learning, it will be given out on a Friday and is due back by the following Friday.

·           Pupils are expected to read every day at home. Parents are encouraged to listen to children read as often as possible and sign their reading record, providing comments on how the child has read.

·           Pupils are expected to practise their times tables at home in preparation for a Tackling Tables test every Thursday. Pupils should practise both multiplication and division.

 

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