Summer Term 2 Home Learning / Parent Termly overview
Summer Term 1 Home Learning / Parent Termly overview
Welcome to Year 3
Spring Term 2022
Mr Mitchell ~ Class teacher
Mrs Yalden / Mrs Tanner~ Teaching Assistants
Mr Ockwell - PGCE Student
Our topic this half term is:
TOPIC – What did the Greeks do for us?
The children will learn the consequences about the 10-year Trojan war and evaluate the conflicting evidence relating to the famous story of the so-called Trojan Horse which has been passed down through the generations.
Our PE lessons this half term will be Athletics/Tennis on MONDAY afternoons, please make sure your child wears their PE kit in to school on those days.
Spellings will now be tested at the end of each half term.
During the week in Handwriting sessions we will be focusing on practising the spelling patterns and writing our spellings correctly, using joined handwriting.
The PTFA have again purchased a great times table package for the school called 'TT Rockstars'. There are lots of different areas the children could go into including the ‘Garage’ or ‘Studio’. The Garage is a training mode where they work through the tables (recommended) and the Studio is random questions up to the 12x12 times table. Ultimately, we hope this makes learning the times tables fun while they become more fluent and knowledgeable in their times table recall. They can also earn ‘coins’ to update their avatar rock star!
Most of the children are on the Renaissance Reader book scheme and they will be issued with 2 number banded reading books, 1 for home and 1 for school. Once they complete a book, they have the chance to take a quiz on that book to test their comprehension skills. We already have lots of children who are keen to complete their quizzes. I have reminded the children that the quiz tests their understanding of the book and as we are looking for at least 80%+ for a pass rate on their quiz, we always advise to read the book through at least twice before attempting the quiz and to spend time talking about the book as well as asking and answering questions. Children should be taking quizzes regularly (ideally once every week) and they should know the results of their quiz. Remember you can register with the website and receive text/email alerts with your child's test results.
Please make sure you are continuing to read regularly with your child.
Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school every day and that they bring it home to be washed out and refilled.
If you have any concerns, or question, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached through Class Dojo, or the school telephone number. I am also in the playground most days after school too.
Dates for the Diary