Welcome to Year 3!
Welcome to Class Willow
Key Stage 2
Our teacher is: Miss Paul
Our TA Support is: Mrs Jayamaha
Year 3 curriculum guide (click)
Welcome to Willow Class!
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 term 2021
Our topics this term are 'Stone Age' and 'Rocks'.
A polite reminder for Class Willow:
Reading diaries - should be brought in every day and home reading will be counted on Friday.
P.E. kits - sessions will be every Tuesday and Thursday and children should arrive at school in their kits and
remain in these all day. Correct P.E. kit should be worn. Details of correct kit is found below and in your reading diaries.
Forest School - sessions will be every Wednesday. Details of correct kit is found below and in your reading diaries.
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. I will always endeavour to reply to Dojo messages as quickly as possible but for any urgent queries, please contact the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org 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 contact me via dojo to arrange an appointment.
For Autumn term, P.E. will be every Tuesday and Thursday for class Willow.
Please ensure children have the correct P.E. kit – correct P.E. kit is outlined below and in your reading diaries.
Forest School will take place on Wednesday afternoons. 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!
Homework will be set on Friday and will be due in the following Thursday.
Homework will be given either as a paper copy or on class dojo depending on the nature of the activity. 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.
This year at Coppice Farm, we now have 2 ways to track and record our reading progress. We will still be counting the 4 reads recorded in the reading diaries each week as usual and this will count towards our class percentage.
We now 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 10 reads, 25 reads, 50 reads, 75 reads, 100 reads, 150 reads 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.
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:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me!