Welcome to the Badgers!
We are all here to help you:
Miss Ragg- Class Teacher Miss Harrison - covering PPA time on a Wednesday
Mrs Thorpe Mr Moreton Miss Panayiota
Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant
P.E. for Year 3 this half term is Monday. Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit on those days. Please also make sure that all items are clearly marked with your child's name. This half term we are playing learning how to hockey.
This term Year 3 are going to be involved with Forest School! This exciting opportunity will allow the children to learn all about the forest, including survival skills and becoming one with nature. This will take place on Monday and Tuesday afternoons with Miss Harrison, more details are to follow within the first week of term.
Please look at the literacy non-negotiables to see what is expected in Year 3
This term the children will continue to develop their comprehension skills and also have lots of opportunities to enjoy reading independently, in small groups and as a whole class. Our focus will be on improving the children's knowledge and understanding of grammar and punctuation skills to ensure children continue to make large steps forward in line with the Government's requirements. As writers we will be developing our fiction and non fiction through a variety of genres. We will be creating our own information books about the aspects of Ancient Egypt and develop our sentence structure by using a range of sentece starters, descriptive words and phrases. We will also learn how to draft and edit work to improve our writing.
As part of our topic we will be looking at oral stories that have been passed down as myths and legends and how they developed in ancient times from tomb paintings to hieroglyphs.
Information for parents- http://www.croft.notts.sch.uk/Numeracy%20Targets%20Year%203.htm
Please look at the maths non-negotiables to see what is expected in Year 3
The children will access daily lessons including place value, data handling, shape and measure. Activities will include games, investigations and exercises. The children will use the four operations addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and will learn how to apply them to worded 'everyday life' problems choosing the appropriate math in each situation.
We would ask parents to encourage their children to practice their x 2 x 5 and x10 tables. In year 3 we will be learning more about the x 3 x 4 x 6 and x8 tables.
Rivers and Fantastic Pharoahs!
This half term we are looking both at History - Ancient Egypt and Geography - Raging Rivers. During the time of the Ancient Egyptians a great civilisation arose in South Africa and has fascinated people ever since. Who were the Pharaohs? How did the Egyptians build their vast empire? What happened in every day life? To link our History to Geography we are going to be looking at the many rivers that are in the UK and around the world, including the River Nile which the Egyptians relied so heavily on. Why was this river so important? What part did the Nile play in Egypt?
How do we find out about long periods of History?
For the first week of term we are going to be archeologists and discover a tomb! The children will be discovering ancient artefacts and solving the puzzles of hieroglyphs that may have been inside. We are going to use these clues to gather information on who the person may have been and learn how information can lead to us understanding what happened so long ago.
What are the important rivers the World?
This week the children are looking at the major rivers around the World using an atlas and plot them on a World map. We are going to be learning geographic skills and new vocabulary.
Where was Ancient Egypt and were there any other civilisations?
Where does a river begin and end?
What was the importance of the River Nile?
Why were the pyramids built?
What was daily life like in Ancient Egypt?
Look at our gallery below to see all the exciting activities we have done in Year 3 so far.
Every half term the children will choose one or more activities from the homework sheet to complete in their learning log. These will be due in at the end of the term where we will showcase the children's amazing work to our peers.
Children will be given spellings on Wednesday and tested on the following Wednesday giving you a whole week to practice before the test! Please ensure that spellings books are in school on Monday.
Mymaths numeracy homework will be set on a Wednesday and should be handed in on the following Wednesday. Your username are the first four letters of your first name and the first four letters of your surname. The password for Year 3 is pig.
Reading as much as possible will really help your child’s progress at school. For their learning passport they must have read twice a week all term. Please remember to use the Bug Club site where there are a number of books geared to your child's needs and fun activities.
Purple mash is a fun and an educational site that will help your child's progress in all areas of the curriculum. Please remember to use your child's individual username and password which will be stuck into their reading records. We will be delving into purple mash starting from September!
Diary Dates for the new term