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Year 3

 

Welcome to Year 3

Who's who in Year 3?

Mrs Karen Cecil- Class teacher

Mrs Emma Penn- Class teacher

Mrs Lisa May- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Helen Ford- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sara Crawford- Teaching Assistant/ELSA support

How to contact us

Although we are now teaching full time, we are still here to support you. Please feel free to email us through the class email system and we will get back to you as soon as possible. This can be to let us know of any queries, worries, concerns or even achievements that you would like to share with us. If you have an urgent message or concern, please contact the school office who will pass a message directly on to us.

Our Week at School 10th May 2021

We hope that you have had a wonderful weekend.

This week we will be continuing with our inventors and scientists topic and will start to construct our mini golf courses using our prototypes to help us.

 

Writing
During English we will be watching Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions and creating a flowchart to order the steps used in the '
Tellyscope' contraption. We will then write an explanation text about how the Tellyscope works, using causal conjunctions. 

 

Reading

We will continue to read 'Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code' and complete VIPERS style comprehension questions. We will also continue to read for pleasure in the classroom and change colour band books when needed. This week we will also be taking part in Pyjamarama, where children can wear their pyjamas to school and experience reading related activities throughout the day.

 

Maths
Identifying equivalent fractions

Times tables recall.

 

Science

Learning what a periscope is and how it is used.

This half term

Welcome back to school! We hope that you have had a relaxing Easter break and that your child is ready to start the exciting learning that we have planned. This half term we will be basing our learning on the book 'Inventors: Incredible Stories of the World's Most Ingenious Inventions' by Robert Winston.

 

In English, we will be recapping basic punctuation and learning to use a range of coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS) and subordinating conjunctions (AWHITEBUS). In maths, we will be continuing to learn about fractions of shape, fractions of number and making a whole. In, science we will be learning about light and have some exciting investigations planned. We will also be designing and creating our own mini golf courses in DT and will learn how to draw blueprints of our creations from different angles. Finally, in geography and history we will be locating UK countries, capital cities and counties on a map and researching local inventors that have played a significant part in our local history. We have produced an overview of learning for our first half term underneath.

 

Inventors and Scientists Topic

In the event of any closure related to COVID

Important information

Here are a few details about procedures which are inline with the latest Government guidelines that we will be following for at least the first month. 

Arrive at school at your allocated time 9am - Due to the staggered start and having to get 14 classes onto site safely it is important that everyone is prompt.    Our finish time is at 3:15pm prompt. 

You will be asked to say your goodbyes to your children at the main gates/ red gazebo to minimise  the number of adults on the school site. Pupils will be escorted by Miss Harris, Mr Neil or Miss Bates along the correct pathway to their classrooms.

Children will be asked to sanitise their hands on entry to the class. There is no requirement for temperature to be taken every day, although if a pupil shows signs of Covid then their temperature will be taken by the office staff. 

Children will be taught, have break and lunch  in our class bubble, with their class teacher and teaching assistant along with an allocated lunchtime supervisor. Pupils will have limited interaction with any other adults or pupils.

The main restrictions and changes are regarding items being taking between home and school so

there is no need  to bring in your book bags, reading books spelling lists every day.

Your children will receive reading books and spelling list on a Monday- these are for home use only and do not need to brought into school every day. Everybody's reading books are to be brought back in on a Friday where they will be put into a quarantine box for 72 hours before being redistributed on the following Monday. Any reading books that you have from year 2 can be brought back in on Monday in a carrier bag with your child's reading record.

Reading on Oxford Reading Buddy will be a better way for your child to read at the moment. Of course, our reading book challenge is still on and prizes can still be earned. We will be hearing them read on ORB books as well as class reading books. 

There will be no Maths homework sent home at present but there will be weekly Maths challenges on the website along with spelling lists and up to date information.

 

Please bring

  • indoor shoes in a carrier bag
  • water bottle
  • fruit for a snack
  • packed lunch- if you receive free school meals Chartwells are providing a cold lunch. There is no hot food option at the moment.
  • sunhat (as we will be outside as much as possible and the weather forecast for next week is good!)
  • coat - we will be going outside whatever the weather to get fresh air and we can't lend warm coats as we did in previous years.
  • plimsolls/ trainers for PE and indoor use (no other PE kit is needed at the moment)
  • black outdoor shoes and full school uniform

 

NOT TO BRING 

  • pencil cases
  • book bags
  • toys

 

This all sounds very military but your child's safety is our priority at this time.

If you need to contact us about an issue with your child please email  on

3KC@ chickerell.dorset.sch.uk                    3EP@chickerell.dorset.co.uk

We will answer emails asap.  Unfortunately no notes can be sent in and we will not be able to have adults popping in before or after school like before. If there are very urgent messages please phone the office. 

 

Remember there are no silly questions. If you have any worries, concerns or queries please contact me. I am here to help you all. 

 

Our main focus within the school day to get your children settled and relaxed with a positive mental attitude. Their well-being is our main concern and we hope that, even with very stringent rules on cleanliness and hygiene, we will still have fun learning together. 

 

Spellings

Over the year we will be learning to spell words from the Year 3 & 4 word list, as well as applying spelling rules to groups of words, such as prefixes and suffixes. The children will have two weeks to learn their spellings and will be tested in school every other Monday morning. 

 

This is a list of words that the National Curriculum has produced, for children to be able to spell correctly and use within their writing.

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

 

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