Year 3

Year 3

Meet the teacher

My name is Mrs Booth and I am the year 3 teacher.  After a long period in Year 1 and Early Years I am really enjoying teaching older children and helping them to develop their skills and knowledge across the curriculum.

SPaG
The literacy lessons consist of the teaching of a number of key elements; Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPaG) and text level work, which involves reading a text and then exploring it through shared writing and independent writing.

This term I hope to support the children to use the elements of SPAG we have covered in their own independent writing.

Maths
Dame Dorothy Primary School boasts excellent mathematics skills.

As we have missed a lot of classroom time this year, we are focussing on basic skills in maths this summer term.

We will be aiming to develop good recall of mathematical facts for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, the better our recall of these facts, the easier our daily work becomes.

Please support your child with addition and subtraction within 100 using mental methods, as well as column addition and subtraction, and with their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables and related division facts!

Literacy

This term we are reading Stig of the Dump.  This carries on nicely from the study we did last term all about The Stone Age.

We will be using the novel as a basis for our own written work, writing our own adventure for Stig and Barney.  We are aiming to use as many of the elements learned in our SPAG elements as we can in our adventure story.

Spellings
Y3 have a list of Statutory Spellings, which are part of the National Curriculum.  Spellings are given out on a Friday for children to learn over the weekend.  Children will be tested on these the following Monday.  Please help your child to practise these at home.

Topic
Our topic this term is Living Things.  We are learning all about animals and human beings, how our skeleton and muscles work and what we need to be fit and healthy.

ICT
We have the opportunity to use a wide range of ICT resources such as laptops and iPads.

We ensure that the children are aware of how to keep safe when using the internet and they are always extremely responsive to this

Music and RE

Children will have music and RE on Tuesday afternoons with Mrs Ireland and Mrs Cawley.

PE
PE lessons are on Wednesday afternoons, children can come into school wearing PE kit, this consists of a navy school t-shirt, navy shorts or jogging bottoms and a navy school hoodie, trainers should also be worn. Please make sure any earrings are removed on PE day. We will be playing tennis for the first half term with Steve & Hannah from Boldon LTC, athletics with Donna after half term. PE kits can be purchased from Total Sport, should you require one.

A few reminders

PE is Wednesday.

Please encourage your child to read at home and remember that any reading they do, and any books they enjoy are good experiences.

Please email me at teacher@damedorothy.org.uk if you have any queries or concerns: I’m happy to help!

School branded water bottles to be used in school only. These will be sent home each Friday to get washed and should be returned to school the following Monday.

Please make sure that all items of uniform, PE kit and coats are clearly labelled to avoid any confusion should the children remove them.

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