Class Teacher: Miss Z Morgan
LSA: Miss K Stephens
Hello and welcome to a brand new school term at St David’s! I hope you have all had a memorable and rested Christmas holidays and are ready to come back to school this January with a bang! I am so very excited to continue working with the children in Year 3; learning new topics, challenging and supporting them and making fantastic new memories. Everything you need to know to about this term is on the class page with some support that can be provided from home. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the school office.
There are so many exciting things planned for this year and I can’t wait to start a new adventure with the children in Year 3.
Every week, I will attach the new planning for Year 3. If your child misses any school or cannot come in for any reason, you can keep up to date with what we are doing in class.
Every week children will receive a piece of homework through Google Classroom.
Below is a YouTube video to assist you on how to use this, a PDF step by step guide and the Google Classroom code for Year 3 to access their work.
Schoop school ID: 17699 (Please change the settings to receive Year 3 notifications)
Twtter: @StDavidsCiWPrm https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm
Office Number: 02920 734308
Summer Term 2 Topic: Green Fingers
Here is what we will be looking at under each Area of Learning Experience this half term:
Perimeter/Area of shapes
Collecting data into graphs and tables
Diary Entries as a refugee
Writing opinions and justifications
The Big Bird Project (research species of birds, creating bird feeders and making observations)
Planting inside and outside the classroom
Understanding the features of a plant
How to successfully look after our environment
The Big Frieze Project:
This is a whole school project linked to RE where we will be designing and re-creating as aspect of The Big Frieze.
Filming others performances
Taking pictures successfully
Likes and Dislikes
Expanding our sentences; for example why?
Weekly homework will be sent out each Friday in your child’s Homework Book and will be due back in the following Wednesday. Each week, children must complete either a piece of numeracy or literacy based homework which will be set for them. This will alternate week to week from literacy to numeracy. Weekly spellings will also be taught in class and given to the children to practice at home. All of this is laid out in the HOMEWORK PLANNER available on this page.
There will also be a termly HOMEWORK GRID sent out based on our topic of The Water Cycle. Children may do as many of these homework tasks as they like over the term. All of this is laid out in the HOMEWORK GRID available on this page.
Children are allowed to complete their homework in any format they would like as long as Miss Morgan can access it and see all the lovely work produced from home. For example, children may use Hwb, their Homework Book, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, posters, etc.
Reading is such a vital component of your child’s learning and will be used every day in class. We will take every opportunity to listen to your child’s reading, whether that be in Guided Group Reading, in different Areas of Learning or simply throughout the school day. Please try and support and encourage reading to take place at home as it is the perfect opportunity for your child’s skills to continue being developed. Children can read on their own, but please encourage them to read out loud and complete their reading record each time they read. Therefore, we kindly ask that your child’s reading book and diary are returned to school every day, so they are available to us if we need them and we can keep up to date with the fantastic reading and progress taking place at home.
PE: P.E is on a Friday. Your child needs black shorts, house colour or white t-shirt and trainers. They may also wear black jogging bottoms and a school hoodie for outdoor activities. Please label all clothes clearly with their name.
VIP ‘Learner of the Week’
Da dawn Jermaine! You have worked so hard this week to impress Miss Morgan and Miss Stephens. You have beautiful manners, positive attitude and an enthusiasm for learning across all subject areas. A model pupil in our Year 3 class. Enjoy your week of being VIP!
Our school Christian Value this term is Peace
Having Peace means that we trust God during difficult times. We are all going to have problems and bad days from time to time, but what matters is what we do when those problems come. We can panic and freak out or we can trust in God. God is the only one that we can trust in because He is powerful and He loves us.
Here are some ways to be peaceful. Do you do any of these things already?
Activities and Games to learn languages
If children would like to further continue their language learning at home, you can download the app DUOLINGO on any smartphone or device for daily lessons in many languages such as Welsh, French, Spanish and more.
Accessing Online Materials
Year 3 Hwb
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z3wpp39 - The Water Cycle on BBC Bitesize
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWb4KlM2vts – The Water Cycle Song on YouTube