Class Teacher: Miss Z Morgan
LSA: Miss K Stephens
Hello and welcome to a brand new school year at St David’s! I hope you have all had a memorable and rested summer holidays and are ready to come back to school this September with a bang! I am so very excited to start 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.
Tuesday 1st September – staff training day in preparation for the new academic year.
Wednesday 2nd September – children in years 1 – 6 will return to school.
Schoop school ID: 17699 (Please change the settings to receive Year 3 notifications)
Twtter: @StDavidsCiWPrm https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm
Office Number: 02920 734308
Autumn Term 1 Topic: The Water Cycle
Our first topic is ‘THE WATER CYCLE’ with a real focus on where water comes from, what it can do and what we can do with it. The children will be learning about the process of The Water Cycle; learning and understanding new terms such as Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation and Collection. We will be linking the theme of The Water Cycle into learning across all areas such as:
Mathematics and Numeracy – Collecting and recording data from various experiments based on The Water Cycle.
Literacy, Languages and Communications – Creating poetry around water and weather.
Science and Technology – Completing experiments around evaporation, condensation and the impact weather has on The Water Cycle.
Humanities – Looking at how The Water Cycle may be affected in different countries due to their climate and weather.
Health and Well-Being – Water safety and how water is important for us.
Expressive Arts – Learning about the process of The Water Cycle through songs and creating under water themed creatures through Art and Design.
Religious Education – How water appears in different biblical stories and the effect it has within them.
There will be regular updates on the children’s work on this page and our school Twitter page.
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’
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