Year 3 Aspen
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Welcome to Year 3 Aspen
Welcome to Year 3!
Year 3 is the first stage of Key Stage Two and we are so excited to help you learn lots of new and exciting things !
We have three school rules:
Miss Azeb- Class Teacher
Miss Plucker - HLTA and 1:1 Support
The School Day
The class register will be taken at 8:45am and learning will begin immediately after this. It is vital that pupils are on time to school so that they do not miss any important learning. Children start with morning arithmetic and spelling practice, which is vital for the children to practice.
Pupils are to be collected from school at 3:15pm
Attendance every day is crucial. Each lesson follows the previous day, so missing one day may put the children behind for days.
PE is taught on a Tuesday and Thursday.
Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit. For more information on uniform, please click - Uniform
Spellings are given out on a Tuesday and tested on a Monday morning. Please practice these with your children as it will help them build their skills as writers and build their confidence.
It is important to keep hydrated throughout the school day so please bring a bottle of water to school with your name on it every day. The children can fill these up at the tap as needed.
It is crucial that your child reads every night at home with an adult who asks them questions. While the children are now mostly able to read without help, questions will help them develop their comprehension skills. There are questions in each reading record to help you direct the questions you ask them.
The children have all been given Times Tables rockstars logins. They should be encouraged to play for short time every day.
First Day Back- 6th November
Black History Month Showcase- 10th November
Remembrance Day Art Work- 10th November
Last Day of Autumn 2- 21st December
This half term we will be learning...
At Brambles, we use the 'Write Stuff' scheme of work, created by Jane Considine.
Your child may have spoken to you about chotting! This is a mixture of chatting and jotting- where we brainstorm great vocabulary before using it to create some wonderful sentences.
Our writing targets this year are taken from the national curriculum.
This term we are focussing on setting descriptions! We are going to write an adventure sotry in our sentence stacking lessons. At the end of this unit, we will be independently writing an adventure story from the perspective of Om in our book which we will edit and publish.
In reading this half term, we have started reading 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'. We will use this book to help us with our reading domains.
In maths this half term we are starting out study of multiplication and division.
In science this half term, we are studying 'Light'. Here are the objectives we will focus on.
- I can recognise that we need light in order to see things
- I can recognise that dark is the absence of light. I can recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object.
- I can find patterns in the way the that the size of shadows change and discuss these orally.
- I can notice that light is reflected from surfaces.
- I can recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect our eyes.
Our Geography topic this half term is 'Our World'. We will:
-use maps and atlases to locate areas around the world
- located lines of latitude and longitude
-explain why we have day and night
-know where the Mediterranean is and locate some countries that are nearby
-describe the differences between England and Italy
Our art topic this half-term is 'pre-historic art'.
In RE we are learning all about spirituality and how different religions express their spirituality.
In PSHE we are learning about 'Celebrating Differences'
We will be taught music by Musica Kirklees. We will practise the toots and study rhythm and beats.
In PE, we use the 'Real PE' scheme of work to support teaching of PE.
Our shared reader book this half term is 'The Worst Witch'.
Links to try at home
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