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.
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 place value, the four operations and money in greater depth. 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.
Topic: Dawning of the Ages
Here is the homework for the next term, please click on the link below.
Week 1: what is archaeology? Why is it important?
For the first week of term the children will be learning how to be archaeologists and complete their own dig! Through this we will learn why archaeology has been so important in helping us understand prehistoric
life when there was no written record.
Week 2: What is pre-history? How did we become an island?
In this lesson we will discover how Britain became an island and how the first people arrived in this part of the World over 30,000 years ago.
Week 3: Who were the first people in Britain?
This week we will learn how to survive in the Stone Age. We will be investigating how hunter-gatherers ate and how they made shelters. The children will be writing their own diary entry on the typical life of a Stone Age child and making a Stone Age food menu!
Week 4: What was life like on Skara Brae? What were Stone Age houses like?
This week we will be looking into the lives of the people who lived on Skara Brae. We will look at the discoveries found and compare their homes to ours.
Week 5: What are cave paintings? Why were they so important?
For this week that children will be making close observation on the different cave paintings found around the World and what story this tell us about how they lived. The children will be using different pencils to create their own cave painting that re-tells their story.
Week 6: How was pottery invented?
In this week the children will be learning how a stone age pot was made and decorated. We will be designing our own traditional Stone Age pot and then making the pots from clay!
Week 7: What was so good about Bronze? How was it made?
In this lesson we will be looking at how people made bronze and how it helped to change the way of life in Britain.
Week 8:What can we learn about the Bronze Age from graves?
For the final topic lesson of this term we will be using clues to help us work out who a Bronze Age grave belonged to and how he or she lived. We will be looking in particular about the Amesbury Archer and the artefacts found that help us to understand how they lived and what they though were important.
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.
click here to see homework
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.
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 3rd September: Inset Day - school closed for the children
Tuesday 4th September: Back to school for the children
Week beginning Monday 10th September: Roald Dahl week for the whole school
Thursday 13th September: Dress up as a Roald Dahl character!
Thursday 4th October: British Values day - more information to follow.
Wednesday 24th October: Parents Evening 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Friday 26th October: Last day of term
Monday 5th November: Inset Day - school closed for the children.
Tuesday 6th November: Back to school for the children.
Thursday 8th November: Individual photos
Friday 9th November: Owl's and Badger's visit to Cresswell Crags