Welcome to the Badgers!
We are all here to help you:
Miss Ragg- Class Teacher
Mrs Shanley- Teaching Assistant Mrs Parker - Teaching Assistant
Welcome to Year 3! We are the Badgers, known for being hardworking and loyal! We have lots of exciting things happening this term, please scroll down to view what we are doing in Maths, English and Topic.
P.E. for Year 3 this half term is Monday and Wednesday. 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.
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 and using technology to support.
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 plans on place value and number, multiplication, division, fractions and statistics. Activities will include games, investigations and exercises.
We would ask parents to encourage their children to practice their x 3 x 4 and x8 tables.
The children have done some great homework over the last few terms! Please look at the photos to see what we have done!
The children really enjoyed the Roman day and we have lots of pictures to show all of the fantastic activities they completed. Please see below.
Please click underneath to view our Topic overview
Topic: Ancient Greece
Week 1: Who were the Ancient Greeks? What artefacts can we use to find out about the past?
For the first week of term the we will be looking at a range of sources and artefacts that will help us to understand what life was like in Ancient Greek times. We will be observing closely Greek vases; discussing what these pictures show, what they may have done and why they are so important.We will then look at traditional patterns used as decoration and design our own Greek vase.
Week 2: How did the Greek vases show daily life?
During this week we are continuing our learning about Greek vases. We will be using our designs to make and paint our own Greek vases that will show daily Greek life.
Week 3: What sports did they play? What is the Olympic Games?
Throughout this week the children will be learning all about the Olympic games and how it first began! We will use a range of sources to discover which sports were played and compare it to the Olympic Games now. Which sports do we still play? How have the Olympic Games changed? During our PE lesson this week the children will have a go at practising some of the sports that were played during the original games.
Week 4: What was life like in Ancient Greece? What were their achievements?
During this week, the children will be researching what life was like for different people and how they lived. What did children do? What did men and women do? What clothes did they wear? We will compare life as it was back then to how it is now and discuss how daily life has changed. During this lesson we will also be learning about democracy and who had the right to vote.
Week 5: Who were the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece?
This week the children will be looking at Greek Mythology - in particular, the Ancient Gods and Goddesses. We will look at different myths that show a God or Goddesses journey, their powers, strengths and weaknesses. The children will then design and create their own Ancient Greek God that links to their own personality.
Week 6: What happened in the Trojan War?
During this week we are learning all about Troy! The children will investigate how the Greeks managed to slip into the City of Troy and defeat the Trojans in battle. We are going to write a postcard home from the perspective of a Greek soldier who is hidden inside the wooden horse waiting to ambush.
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. Please see the top of the topic overview
Children will be given spellings on Friday and tested on the following Wednesday giving you a whole week to practice before the test! Please ensure that spellings books are in school for the Friday test.
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!
This year we have incorporated the Learning Passport within a document that recognises children's achievements in school and the wider community. What is expected in order for children to achieve their 'Ambassador Award' comes under 4 headings:
Behaviour and conduct.
Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the working day and is important to recognise children's achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the success criteria identified. We are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves! Have a look at the Ambassador leaflet to find out more and look through the 'Steps to Success' passport the Badgers will be working through this year to help them achieve their Ambassador Awards!
Diary Dates for the new term
Monday 29th April - back to school.
Monday 6th May - Bank holiday. School closed.
Friday 24th May - Ambassador Passport assembly at 10.00. invites will be given to parents if their child receives an award.
Friday 24th May - Last day of term.
Monday 3rd June - INSET day. School closed to the children.
Tuesday 4th June - School open.
Wednesday 19th June - Sports Day.