Welcome to Year 3!
Welcome to Wondrous Willow
Year 3 - Key Stage 2
Class Teacher: Miss Sail
TA Support: Miss Wear and Mrs Samecki
1:1 TA Support: Mrs Jayamaha and Mrs Mason
This page will give you information about what we are learning, key dates and allow us to celebrate our fantastic work!
Scroll down the page for some photos of what we've been up to this year :)
Autumn 1 2023
Our topic this term is Shaping Britain - Stone Age to Iron Age.
Year 3 curriculum guide 2023/2024
A polite reminder for Class Willow:
Reading diaries - should be brought in every day and home reading will be counted on Friday. At Coppice Farm, we have 2 ways to track and record our reading progress. We will be counting the 4 reads recorded in the reading diaries each week as usual and this will count towards our class percentage. We also have our 'Read a Rainbow' reading challenge - this is an individual tracker where children's individual reads will be counted at their own pace. Along the way, children are able to earn certificates for 25 reads, 50 reads, 75 reads, 100 reads, 125 reads, 150 reads etc., until they reach the pot of gold at the end when 200 reads have been counted. This will be counted each week (7 reads max a week) and children will be moved a long the rainbow.
Please ensure that children are reading at least 4 times a week. This needs to be noted in their reading diaries and signed by an adult. Rewards will still be given at the end of each half term for children who are reading 4 times or more each week. Reading diaries will be checked every Friday morning. Children can change their reading books as often as they wish.
P.E. kits - This term, the class will have our swimming session on a Monday, P.E every Tuesday and every other Thursday (please see the newsletter above for dates). All children are to arrive at school wearing their P.E. kit and they will be staying in their P.E. kit all day. The P.E kit must be navy or black and plain with no logos, as shown in the reading diaries.
Forest School - sessions will be every other Thursday. Although, we are trying to limit the amount of belongings brought in from home, your child must bring in a pair of wellies with their name on and a coat in order to participate in the Forest School sessions. If they wish, they may bring in some over trousers and other waterproofs which can be worn over the top of the school uniform, along with scarves, gloves and hats in the colder months.
Forest School gives children the opportunity to explore nature on the school grounds, with opportunities to build dens, use different tools and have a lot of fun!
We will continue to use Class Dojo to award dojo points, set homework, keep you informed of your child's behaviour and achievements in school and to relay any school messages. Please remember that the messaging service is no longer available so please contact the school office on email@example.com or call 01159 560990. All absences/illnesses will also need to be reported straight to our school office.
For any face to face queries, please speak to me directly or contact the office to arrange an appointment.
Homework will be set on Friday and will be due in the following Thursday. We aim to link homework to an area of our current Topic, Maths or English so please encourage the children to complete this to the best of their abilities. If you have any questions regarding homework, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
In Year 3, children need to know their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables. We will be revising the 2, 5 and 10 and the children will be introduced to the 3, 4 and 8 times tables over the year, as this is a Year 3 requirement. We encourage a lot of practice and support at home so children are familiar with these times tables ready for our challenges in class. Times Tables Rock Stars is a great way for the children to practice and their login details have been glued into their Home School Diary at the beginning of the year.
Useful Websites for revision:
Spelling and Grammar
Reading Comprehension Games
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Roman Day 2023!
Andy GoldsWorthy Inspired art!
Stone Age Cave art!
Investigating the Stone age diet!