Year 3 (Class 8)

WELCOME TO CLASS 8

 

 Our Mission Statement

Click here Mission Statement

 

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, Ms Trayer, Miss McKay and Miss McKevitt. If you have any concerns, questions or would simply like to talk to us, please do not hesitate to arrange a meeting. 

 

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 

MATHS

Multiplication & 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.

ENGLISH

The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

– To write a diary entry in first person

 Spelling

Year 3/4 Common Misconception words

 

R.E.

Giving All

 – Liturgical season of Lent.

– Lenten promises, giving through prayer, giving up and good deeds.

– The Beatitudes.

– Jesus in the desert.

– The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.

– The Agony in the Garden.

– Jesus’ sacrifice on Good Friday.

– The Resurrection.

SCIENCE

Light

– recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light

– notice that light is reflected from surfaces

– recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes

– recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object

– find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

 

Geography

 Europe 

Locational knowledge
– name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans

Human and physical geography

use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:
– key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea,
ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather
– key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port,
harbour and shop

Geographical skills and fieldwork
– use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries,
as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage
– use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and
directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map
–  use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic
human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic
symbols in a key

COMPUTING

Get Blogging – Select, use and combine a variety of software 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.

 

BRITISH VALUES

– Class rules

 

ART

Claude Monet


***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 Friday 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.