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Class Information Year 3
Class Teacher – Miss Whitehouse
Higher Lever Teaching Assistant - Mrs Roberts
SEN 1:1 Teaching Assistant – Mrs Farmer
Autumn Term: Ancient Egyptians
Spring Term: Oh La La! (France)
Summer Term: Stone Age To Iron Age
· 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. They will need their kit for this Friday.
· All children require a named painting apron, which is to remain in school at all times.
· Please ensure that any water bottles are clearly named and have a secure lid to prevent leakages. We ask that plain water is provided only. If need be children will have the opportunity to refill their water bottle throughout the day, they will be shown where to do this.
Dinner Money: Could I please ask that dinner money is sent to school in an envelope/box/small purse with your child’s name and year. Dinner money is £2.20 a day.
· 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 forms a regular part of our weekly maths lessons.
· Pupils are encouraged to extend and solidify their learning by answering challenges and targets throughout the week.
· 2, 5 and 10 times tables should be secure and will be recapped in Autumn 1. In Year 3 children learn the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. Times tables knowledge is important in underpinning all aspects of mathematical knowledge needed in this class.
· The pupils are asked to indicate how they found the lesson by using a traffic light system.
· Children will also comment at the end of their work to show what they have found challenging.
· Pupils write a ‘Big Write’ once a week and are given personalised targets to work towards.
· Comprehension; Spelling, punctuation and grammar; Speaking and Listening are all taught once a week.
· Pupils are given a Big Cat book each week and will be listened by an adult each week to ensure the book is suitable.
· Pupils write several different genres including both fiction and non-fiction
Spellings are given out on a Friday and the pupils are tested the following Friday. Not only are they 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 chance to apply it in context.
· 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 the following Wednesday.
· 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 with comment on how the child has read.