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Welcome to Year Three!

In Year 3, we have two classes: 3KS and 3LW. 

Miss Sadler and Mrs White are the class teachers.

We are lucky to be joined by Miss Harrison (PGCE student) from October to February. Miss Harrison will be based in 3KS during this time and is looking forward to getting to know all of the children. 

Mrs Carman, Miss Addis, Mrs Astbury and Mr Maloney are our teaching assistants. Miss Gollings will also provide support across the year group. 

 Miss Whiston and Mrs Bean will teach the classes each Tuesday afternoon. 

Mrs Carman will teach 3LW each Thursday morning. 

If you wish to contact the teachers, please use the following email addresses:

 katey.sadler@hungerfordacademy.org             laura.white@hungerfordacademy.org

 Year Three classrooms are located next to the junior hall and junior playground.

 

Essentials

Everyday Essentials

Children need reading books and reading records in school every day. Reading books should be brought in school book bags and will be stored in classroom trays. Children need to have a P.E. kit in school which consists of a white T-shirt, shorts and school pumps, plus joggers and trainers for outside. A pair of Wellington boots should also be brought into school for Outdoor Learning and Forest School work.

 

What we do:

Everyday the children take part in fun and exciting activities to promote their learning. We undertake daily SPaG, Literacy and Maths lessons. We also underpin our learning with ICT through using iPads in class. Once a fortnight we work with Mr Bean for an Outdoor Learning activity (Wednesday afternoon) and we promote physical activity through P.E. lessons and making other lessons active!

We adopt a thematic approach to our learning and endeavour to link as many lessons as possible to our topic. 

 

Homework

Children are expected to read daily and we encourage comments (yours and theirs) to be made in reading journals. Reading really is integral to your child's learning so please do read at home. After October half-term, there will be a reading 'menu' in the front of each child's reading record. This will outline the objectives being worked towards in that half-term and some suggested activities to help children achieve the objectives. This is not intended to be lots of work but instead, to focus reading and ensure children have a solid understanding. Ultimately, we are encouraging children to have a love of reading :) 

Spellings are set for the half term and are tested weekly on a Friday. We will have two groups for spellings. There will be a short spelling task each week for children to complete using their groups' spellings.

Homework will be set on a Thursday and children are expected to return their books on the following Tuesday. One week children will be set a SPaG task to complete in their SPaG homework books and the following week they will be set with a Maths task to complete in their Maths homework books. Please encourage your children to really look after the books and take pride in the work that they complete. 

Topic homework is set once per term and will vary depending on the topic.

Autumn topic homework is being sent out before half-term and is due in on Tuesday 28th November 2017 (the document is attached at the bottom of this page, outlining the tasks.) 

Topics 2017-18:

Autumn - Time Travellers!

We will go back in time and explore what has happened over the years, starting with the Stone Age...

 

What will we be learning in our core subjects to begin with? 

In our Literacy lessons we will be using the book 'Stone Age Boy', written by Satoshi Kitamura, to complete lots of different work. We will be exploring a variety of  genres and incorporating lots of SPAG learning. 

 

In our Maths lessons we will begin by exploring place value. We will consolidate our knowledge so far, have the opportunity to use different equipment to help us and develop our skills. 

 

In our Science lessons we will enter the world of fascinating fossils and rocks. We will compare and group rocks based on their physical properties and describe the formation of fossils. We will investigate how fossils are formed and recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter. 

 

Pictures from our fantastic trip to Burwardsley Outdoor Centre

LATEST NEWS:

 

 We are really impressed with the homework that is being completed and how well the children are looking after their lovely new homework books. Keep up the great work.

The children are all working really hard. Check our school twitter page for updates! (Miss Sadler loves to tweet!) 

Please find new spellings for after October half-term on this page, to the left of this, as well as the topic homework. 

Both spellings and topic homework will be handed out on 20th October.

Topic homework is due in on Tuesday 28th November.