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Welcome to Year 3! 

It's so lovely to have you all back in school and ready to learn again! 

The Year 3 team

Mrs Rous - Class teacher 3R (email: alex.rous@racemeadow.org)

Mrs Ballinger - Class teacher 3B (email: julie.ballinger@racemeadow.org)

Mrs Skilleter - Year 3 Learning Support Assistant

 

During the current COVID19 situation, please use school emails to contact us about any non-urgent issues.

Anything more urgent can be passed to us via the main school office. 

Key information

  • Diaries and reading books should be in school every day.
  • Water bottles will be sent home everyday to be washed and refilled. 
  • Children can bring in their own pencil cases which should be left in school.
  • Please provide a healthy snack (fruit, cereal bar, cheese etc) as we are unable to provide tuck at the moment and the fruit scheme does not apply to KS2 children.   

 

Thursday is PE day and children should have a change of footwear, under present COVID conditions, children will not be getting changed into a full PE kit, but they must have trainers or pumps to change into. They will be learning sports that require no contact such as dance and fitness while restrictions remain in place. Swimming will not take place for Year 3 children for the foreseeable future.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be handed in by the following Wednesday. Homework consists of Arithmetic, Grammar and a short reading activity. Homework should be completed in pencil or a black or blue pen. Children will be awarded team points for completed homework pieces. In addition to this, children are expected to have read at home 3 times each week and have this signed by an adult in their diary.

Weekly spellings are stuck in the spellings section at the front of your child's diary, new spellings are given out on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday. 

Autumn 1

Mini Mission 1 - Charlie Small Gorilla City

 

Throughout this mini mission in English, we will be learning how to write a detailed description of the rainforest using effective adjectives, verbs, adverbs and sentence openers. In Geography we will learn the location of the 7 continents and the 5 oceans of the world and will look closely at the rainforest biome, its layers and its importance. We will use natural materials in Art to create a print that represents the rainforest. 

One morning, Year 3 arrived at school to find that there were vines and creepers in the classroom! There were parrots, a frog and a monkey too! Then a letter arrived from someone called Charlie's mum asking for help to find her lost son, Charlie! After that a cut up picture arrived with a note asking which ocean someone had sailed over! Things were getting curious...the map was a map of the world which we used to find out where Charlie could have gone. Wherever could he be? Mrs Collinson gave us a book to read all about Charlie Small, we discovered that he had been struck by lightning while sailing his raft down the stream at the bottom of his garden. We can't wait to find out more! 
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