Teacher: Mrs Runciman
Welcome back and welcome to Year 3! I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer holiday. This term our topic is 'Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age' where we will be learning all about what life was like during this period of history. The children enjoyed our topic launch where we worked through a carousel of activities, which included making an imaginary fire, communicating using noises and pictures, completing a scavenger hunt and designing a shelter using only natural materials. Lots of amber power of cooperation and amethyst power of communication were needed for the children to successfully complete these tasks.
In Science we will be learning about the bodies of animals, including humans.
Learning Goals this term are focussed on joining letters using a cursive style and presenting work neatly (writing), reading common exception words, which can be found in your child's Home/Academy Diary (reading) and beginning to learn the 4x and 8x tables (maths).
As a school we aim for all children to read at home to an adult five times a week. Thank you for supporting your child in achieving this. Dojo points are awarded each week for every child that has five home reads recorded in their Home/Academy diary that week and your child will also move up our rocket reading display each time they read at home. By Friday each child with five home reads will also get a treat from our class prize box. We will continue to promote a love of reading in school and our class book this term will be The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. Children will take it in turns on a Friday to bring in a book of their choice from home that they would like to recommend to the class.
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.