Maple Class - Year 3
Hello everybody and welcome to Maple Class!
Welcome back – I am sure you have all had a brilliant summer break and are excited and ready to start your year ahead in in Year 3. Myself and Mrs Davis are extremely excited to see you all.
Our new topic
I cannot wait to tell you about our new topic! This half term we are learning about The Roman Empire.
Over the next 7 weeks we will learn all about who the Romans were, what they did and what happened to them. We will look at the way they dressed, their style of artwork and the rulers. In addition to this we will be creating our own mosaics and Roman busts.
In English, we will be looking at a video called Taking Flight. Over the next few weeks, the children will be learning new skills that will help them when describing and inferring character’s thoughts and feeling. We will also be writing our very own adventure.
In Maths this half term, we are focusing on place value. We will be looking at representing, comparing and ordering numbers to 1000 and doing so in a variety of ways.
We are continuing to use Doodle Maths and TT Rockstars in school and at home so please ensure all children are logging in a practising at home.
Guided Reading will continue to be done using a whole class approach and this half term we are reading ‘Fantastic Mr Fox.’ The children will read out loud and answer questions in their Guided Reading books using retrieval and inference skills.
Everybody is expected to be reading at home most nights, whether this is independently or with an adult. Please can you ensure that your reading records are signed when you read and returned to school in order to be checked. These are checked daily so you can read as many books as possible. The minimum expected is 3 times per week, but praise and prizes are given out if you read 5 or more times a week.
Our Science focus for this half term is Light. We will learn all about the different types of light there are, how it travels and how it reflects.
Our P.E. lesson this half term will be on a Thursday Morning. Please could you ensure that children are wearing the correct P.E. kits.
For homework, you are expected to complete 3 pieces from the homework sheet over the half term. In addition to this, I expect as much home reading to be done as possible (minimum 3 times a week). You are also expected to complete work on TT Rockstars and Doodle Maths.
If you would like to buy a healthy snack it is £1 per week, this can be payable each Monday or you can pay £7 for the half term.
Spellings will be completed every Tuesday- the spellings are updated weekly on Spelling Shed and put into Class Dojo.
Our door is always open
I am always available and will help you in any way I can. If you ever have any queries, worries or would like anything explaining, please don't hesitate to contact me. Please feel free to contact me through the Dojo system or at the end of the school day, and I will respond to your query or set up a time to speak in person.
I am extremely excited to start the year with you all, hear about all the wonderful things you have been doing during the holidays and teach you all of the fantastic things we have to learn this half term.