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Chickerell Primary Academy

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Year 3

R.I.P Your Majesty

 

Staff in Year 3:

Teachers

Mrs Penn

e.penn@chickerell.dorset.sch.uk

Miss Simmonds

wendy.s@chickerell.dorset.sch.uk

Teaching Assistants

Mrs May, Mrs Sowerby and Mr Millar

 

Mr Manning will also be working with both classes.

PE DAYS

3EP will need to come to school in their kit on a Thursday ensuring they have a warm top layer. 

3WS will need to come to school in their kit on a Tuesday and a Thursday ensuring they have a warm top layer. 

 

A few reminders

  • All children need to come to school with a coat as we will continue to go outside in all weather.
  • All children will need to bring their book bag to school daily (we are currently sorting reading books to bring home) 
  • Water bottles need to be brought in daily and should be filled with water not squash. It would be useful to double-check they have their bottle to bring home when you collect them.  

 

Spellings

In year 3, we will assess the children's current knowledge of the Year 1 / 2 common exception words to enable us to teach any gaps. The  children will continue to use their phonics knowledge to aid spelling and will start to learn more complex graphemes (letters) that represent the sounds. When we have finalised the spellings the children need to learn, we will send lists home on a Monday to be tested on the Friday of the second week.  Lists can be found by clicking the spelling icon below. 

 

This list is from the National Curriculum and the expectation is that all children will be able to read and spell these words and use them in their writing. Some of these words are decodable and others will be 'tricky' words which cannot be sounded out and just need to be learnt. 

Year 3 & 4 word list:

accident

century

experiment

interest

particular

remember

accidentally

certain

extreme

island

peculiar

sentence

actual

circle

famous

knowledge

perhaps

separate

actually

complete

favourite

learn

popular

special

address

consider

February

length

position

straight

answer

continue

forward(s)

library

possess

strange

appear

decide

fruit

material

possession

strength

arrive

describe

grammar

medicine

possible

suppose

believe

different

group

mention

potatoes

surprise

bicycle

difficult

guard

minute

pressure

therefore

breath

disappear

guide

natural

probably

though

breathe

early

heard

naughty

promise

although

build

earth

heart

notice

purpose

thought

busy

eight

height

occasion

quarter

through

business

eighth

history

occasionally

question

various

calendar

enough

imagine

often

recent

weight

caught

exercise

increase

opposite

regular

woman

centre

experience

important

ordinary

reign

women

 

 

As of October 2021,we have begun to use 'Cornerstones' curriculum throughout the school so that we can ensure a solid progressions of skills and knowledge acquisition in the foundation subjects, and Science and English particularly.

 

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum? 

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 primary national curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. It is based on a child-centred pedagogy called The Four Cornerstones and is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) and Knowledge Rich Projects (KRPs), which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of children’s learning. We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides many learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively. Cornerstones also provide a rigorous skills and knowledge framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These skills and knowledge are tied to activities and are age-related .

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