Welcome to year 3 – Spring Term 2018
Values driven learning
Classteacher: Mrs Pinch
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gallagher
Class book Spring term 2018 – The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
“The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. How far he had walked? Nobody knows. Where he had come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows.”
Topic: Eureka! What is so special about Greece?
Science: How far can you throw your shadow?
Timetable and Curriculum
This is an example of a typical week’s timetable in year three:
This is the curriculum map for year three 2017/2018:
Mathematics 2016 2017
We use a mastery approach to learning mathematics. We believe that every child can master an understanding and a love of maths with the right kind of teaching and support. We specifically use the Maths – No Problem! primary school series, using the mastery teaching approach from Singapore.
Aligned to the 2014 English National Curriculum for mathematics, the series is used as part of the NCETM’s Maths Hub programme.
Features of Singapore Maths:
Emphasis on problem solving and comprehension, allowing pupils to relate what they learn and to connect knowledge
Careful scaffolding of core competencies of :
visualisation, as a platform for comprehension
mental strategies, to develop decision making abilities
pattern recognition, to support the ability to make connections and generalise
Emphasis on the foundations for learning and not on the content itself so pupils learn to think mathematically as opposed to merely reciting formulas or procedures.
English 2017 2018
We use Read Write Inc Spelling in years 2 to 6. The scheme has been specially created to meet the higher demands of the national curriculum.
We run lessons daily for 15 minutes
Spelling rules are introduced by aliens from an exciting online spelling planet
Every child’s progress is recorded and tracked and intervention given
Parents can help by ensuring that weekly spellings are learnt at home
We use ‘Grammar Hammer’ Assertive Mentoring programme for grammar. All pupils take part in weekly activities and progress is carefully tracked.
Working at home
If you are looking for some extra work to do at home take a look at these websites. There are a range of fun activities for you to do.
- Topic http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Greece.html and https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z87tn39
- Science – https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zbssgk7/videos/1
- Maths – http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths and https://ttrockstars.com/login
Swimming will be on Wednesdays so please make sure that your swimming kit is in school.
Reading books will be changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Spellings and times tables will be sent home with the children every Friday. They will be tested on them the following Friday.
Homework is set on Friday and due the following Friday. Please click on the link below for this term’s homework overview. Children are to choose one activity to complete each week from the boxes.
Helping at home
Children are expected to read daily at home. Through asking your children questions about their reading, you will help to develop their comprehension skills.