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
Spring Term 2 Topic: Skin Deep
Here is what we will be looking at under each Area of Learning Experience this half term:
Numeracy: Quick Recap on Column Method Addition and Subtraction
Understanding Standard Units of Measure
Literacy: Persuasive Language
Writing a persuasive piece of writing encouraging others to make Health Choices.
Continue our basic reading, spelling and Oracy skills
Science: The Human Body
Making Healthy Drinks Investigation
Gathering and collecting data
Representing data in different ways
Understanding how our data will help us make decisions
Art: Creating pieces of art based on mood and expression
Humanities: Understanding how different people across the world make different health choices
Understanding how differently people live in various communities
Map Work – labelling and understanding
We will also be undertaking a lot of general ‘Health and Well – Being’ lessons, focusing on the children’s emotions and activities they would like to undertake. This could be virtual PE Lessons, Cooking lessons, games or just ‘how are you feeling?’ chats.
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 Gabriel! 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 Justice
In the midst of our excellent focus on teaching children about God’s heart for them, we can end up forgetting to explore the implication of what that means about his heart for others. We do often cover the “should” of being outward-focussed, telling children they should be nice to others as a way to thank God for his love for them – but we can forget to explain the “why”. Coming back to scripture and helping our children perceive what it reveals about God’s heart for people, his character, and his plans for our world, will naturally lead to an outward focus that isn’t just bolted on as a “should”, but is deeply rooted in their understanding of what it means to be follow Jesus.
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