Year 3 (Class 7)

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On this page you will find up to date information about current topics, information about class learning and key dates for your diary.

The Year 3 teachers this year are Miss Duffy, Mrs Elliott and Miss McKay. If you have any concerns, questions or would simply like to talk to us, please do not hesitate to arrange a meeting.  

Mission Statement

At St Michael and All Angels School we are a Christian Community where everybody is  valued and recognised  for their unique contribution. We provide a child-centred education in a positive learning environment in which all children may reach their full potential. The Gospel values of love and respect are at the heart of our partnership with parents and carers, Governors, the parish and wider community.

 

How we live out the mission statement in Year 3

Everyone is valued and recognised

By celebrating our differences

By listening to everyone’s ideas.

 

Positive learning environment

Use our working walls to help us

Listen and obey the class / school rules

Create rules at the beginning of each year

We can get help when we need it

 

Reach our full potential

Complete all of our work

We are challenged through our work

Complete homework tasks on time

Read to improve our skills every day

We try our best in every lesson

We take care with our presentation and handwriting

 

Love and respect

By playing nicely with each other

Welcoming new visitors

Including everyone on the playground

Show kindness at all times

Show respect

Cheer each other up

Take care of others when they are sick

 

Class Dojo

Our class reward system is Class Dojos. Children can earn them for having a positive attitude towards their work, effort, a high standard of work, teamwork, caring for others, challenging themselves and many more. Children will be rewarded with prizes / certificates. However, class dojos can also be lost for unacceptable behaviour, lack of  homework etc. 

Topics 

R.E.

Journeys

Christian family’s journey with Christ

Listening & Sharing

Jesus gives himself to us

Giving All

Lent: remembering Jesus’ total giving

 

MATHS

Spring Term 1- Multiplication and division

  • recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables

  • write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods

  • solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including positive integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects.

Spring Term 2 – Fraction and decimals

  • count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10

  • recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators

  • recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators

  • recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators

  • add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole [for example, +  = ]

  • compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators

  • solve problems that involve all of the above.

 

ENGLISH

Spring 1

Non fiction – Information texts

Fiction – Arthur and the Golden Rope (Myths and Legends)

Spring 2

Non fiction – Autobiography (Famous Scientists)

Fiction – Iron Man by Ted Hughes

 

READING

David Walliams – Rat Burger

 

 

Science

Spring 1 – Forces

Spring 2 – Light

 

History

Spring 1 – Stone Age to the Iron Age

To use literacy, numeracy and computing skills to a good standard in order to communicate information about the past.

Geography

Spring 2 – Europe

  • To know about human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

  • To describe and understand key aspects of: physical geography including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers and mountains.

 

Computing

Spring 1 – Class Democracy

Use search technologies effectively. Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information. Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

 

Spring 2 – We are publishers

Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognize acceptable/ unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content

 

BRITISH VALUES

 – Class rules

 

Design & Technology

Spring 1 – Fossil making

To create and combine shapes to create recognisable forms (e.g. shapes made from nets or solid materials).
Include texture that conveys feelings, expression or movement.
To use clay and other mouldable materials.
Add materials to provide interesting detail.

 

ART

Bridget Riley – To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

 

***Handwriting Challenge***

Each half term, children will take part in a handwriting challenge to improve their cursive writing ensuring that all letters are formed correctly and are the appropriate size. This will require lots of practise in school and at home. Children will be rewarded with 10 dojos when they pass each challenge and 25 dojos if they pass all challenges.

 

Homework 

Homework will be sent home every Thursday and must be returned to school on the following Wednesday. There will be a variety of tasks such as spellings, reading, R.E. tasks and learning logs.

Learning logs are a chance for children to be creative and show off their learning each week and should aim to reflect on a different subject each time. Learning logs will be shared with other peers and the most creative will be rewarded with dojos. 

Homework is the children’s responsibility and failure to return homework will result in loss of playtime or golden time to complete it. If children find the homework difficult they must let us know by Monday and we will offer support in a lunchtime club.

 

Attendance

We aim for 100% attendance in every class. We want our children in school each day so that they have every opportunity to learn and develop in order to reach their full potential. Dojos are given each week for 100% attendance. 

 

Snack

During playtime, children are able to buy a snack (fruit / cheese 25p and water 55p) or they can bring their own healthy snack into school such as, fruit & vegetables, toast or cheese.

 

School Dinners

If you are unsure whether or not you need to pay for school dinners, call into the office and they will be happy to help.

 

P.E. Kits

P.E. kits should be left in school at all times. It will be sent home each half term and should be brought back when the children return to school. Trainers cannot be worn for P.E. children must wear pumps and the correct P.E. kit.

 

See our Twitter page for dates for your diary and to celebrate your children’s work 

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