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A massive hello to all our amazing Turtles! We are so excited and very lucky to be teaching you all this coming year. This year, the adults in your classroom will be:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - Mrs Williams
Thursday and Friday - Mr Hickling
We are also really lucky to have Mrs Randall who is our amazing Teaching Assistant who will be supporting in Turtles class every week day.
To find out a little more about the adults in your class next year, please click the following profiles:
Start time - Arrive at school between 8.30am - 8.50am; follow the one way system onto the school ground; to the main gate near Oakfield Road entrance. You need to walk to the very top of the hill and enter school through the main entrance, walk up the ramp towards the Year 5 and Year 6 classrooms, turn left towards the stairs at the end of the corridor, walk carefully down the stairs and then along the bottom corridor to your classroom door.
Finish time - 3pm; please make sure you know which gate you are meeting your parents at (Oakfield Road or Merttens Drive) so that you know which one way system to follow when we leave school.
For the first few weeks Year 3 children will be led out by a member of staff to each gate at the end of the day; so we will organise them based on where they are being collected.
What you need:
You will be given a school water bottle which you will take home at the end of everyday, wash at home and then bring back everyday.
We cannot wait to welcome you back to Oakfield on Wednesday 2nd September 2020, but for now here is a video from us to you and you will also find some pictures of your classroom so far!
Keep checking back towards the end of the summer holidays where we will be putting up some more photos and a more detailed video all about how you will enter the school site and get to your classroom door.
Currently Year 3 do not have swimming and you will be informed if this changes.
Year 3 will have P.E. on a Friday afternoon, so please can you ensure your child has their full P.E. kit on this day.
Homework will be sent out on Fridays and needs to be completed and returned on the following Wednesday. This allows time for marking and feedback to be given.
Reading provides a basis for so much learning. Where possible, aim to read with your child at least 3 times a week. These sessions could include independent reading, reading with siblings. At this age, the most important thing is to create a love of reading for your child and as such, allowing them flexibility in the books which they choose can really support this. If you would like any advice or support around reading, please do not hesitate to speak with either Mrs Williams or Mr Hickling.
Children will also have a spelling test on their weekly spellings on a Friday morning. Each time a child achieves of exceeds their individual target, they will have the chance to progress towards some fabulous prizes.
Mini Missions Overview - Year 3
This coming September, we will be basing our first mini-mission on the story of Charlie Small & Gorilla City. We are so excited to be going on this adventure!!
We will be focusing on the following learning:
Geography - N/S America. Biomes and climate of tropical rainforests
Art Printing - recreate print from environment
Writing - Narrative: descriptive writing, expanded noun phrases, similes, alliteration, using adverbs effectively, exciting and adventurous vocabulary.
Click here to see an overview on the topics we will be covering in maths this year
Throughout the year we are always looking at multiplication and division.
In year 3 you should know your 3, 4 and 8 times tables to go with your 2, 5 and 10 which you will have learned in KS1.
Don't forget, the more you practise, the better you chances on achieving Olympic Legend status on our times table challenges!
Practice your times tables with these multiplication games! You can even practice division.
Multiplication - Match the answer
Granny Racing - Multiplication Race
Penguin Jump - Multiplication Race
Fairy Land Fun - Multiplication Fairies
Short Division - BBC Bitesize
Long Multiplication - A tricky game which goes beyond Year 3 but explains each step to take when using long multiplication.
Math Frog - Another tricky game which goes beyond Year 3 but has a space for each answer required.
Piggy Bank Money Counting - Count the money in the Piggy Bank!
Telling the Time - Use this clock to read the time
Why not practice some of those Literacy skills with these Spelling and Grammar games.
Contractions - eg. Should not - Shouldn't
Reverse Contractions - eg. Couldn't - Could not
Apostrophes - Where does it go?
Conjunctions - Join sentences
Word Types - Is it an Adjective, Comparative Adjective, Common Noun or a Proper Noun?