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Year 3: Finney class

Spring Term 2023

 

Welcome back ! I hope you have all had a fabulous break! We are looking forward to Spring Term in Class 3 Finney, building on all our hard work and effort from last term. 

In English lessons this term, we will be writing a playscript based on the short animated film, 'Dum Spiro'. We continue the theme of Romans in English by studying non-chronological reports and Roman themed poetry. As we progress in to Spring Term 2, we turn our attention to writing a story based on the popular novel, 'The Iron Man'. We then end the term by focussing on recount and specifically, diary entries. 

In Maths, we start by focussing on multiplication and division before we begin looking at length and perimeter. We then move on to fractions and mass and capacity.

Our RE topics for the whole term are Journeys, Listening and Sharing and Giving All.

In other subjects, we will find out about Plants, roots and shoots in Science. History is always fun when we find out about The Romans and their 'ways' - especially Hadrian's Wall! In DT we will be looking at framed structures and strengthening.  Geography sees us learning about volcanoes and earthquakes, which is always fun and exciting! Art will include 3D clay sculptures based on our observational drawings of fossils and rocks. Our Computing work covers spreadsheets and touch typing. 

 

PE kits will be a priority moving forwards across the school so it is important that children have the correct kit in school. PE kit consists of a white t-shirt (with or without school logo), blue sports shorts and pumps for indoors/trainers for outdoors. In the cold weather, children are welcomed to wear their blue school jumper over their white t-shirt and a plain pair of blue tracksuit bottoms/joggers.

 

Your children continue to receive acknowledgement for their hard work and best behaviour, and they love collecting Class Dojo rewards for their hard work and positive behaviour. They are regularly reminded of the  Behaviour Charter, Be Safe, Be a Learner, Be Kind and Respectful, and how it will help us to enjoy our time in school. I am looking forward to celebrating their achievements and seeing them progress through Year 3. We have had a fabulous first term in Year 3 and I look forward to a successful final term.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to me.

 

Mr Moat, Mrs Fisher and Miss Dearden (Y3 Finney Teaching Team)

Useful Reminders

 

PE - Monday (Spring Term 1 - Basketball delivered by Coach Gunn) and Thursday (Indoor)

Times Tables Practise - Regular practise is recommended with children being quizzed every Friday at their own level

Reading - Reading at home 5x per week is advised with short comments made in planner - these will be collected and checked each Monday morning

Sumdog - Check for weekly targeted homework set online, including Maths, Spelling and Grammar

 

Our Behaviour Charter

 

Our school Behaviour Policy is built upon the ‘5 pillars of Pivotal Practice’ (‘When Adults Change, Everything Changes’, Paul Dix):

  • Consistent, calm adult behaviour,

  • Relentless Routines,

  • First attention to best conduct,

  • Scripting difficult conversations,

  • Restorative Follow-up.

 

We have three simple goals: Be safe, Be a Learner, Be Kind and Respectful.

Meet the Teacher

 

The Powerpoint shared at this year's 'Meet the Teacher' event is below:

Overview

Maths Overview

Year 3 Text Overview

 

Recommended Reading Books

We have selected these recommended reading lists from Peters Education to ensure that our children have access to a wide range of books.  These books are all available in school and form our 'core' texts in our class libraries.  These lists are chosen because they:

  • link with our curriculum for each year group
  • represent different cultures
  • introduce children to new authors and expand their knowledge of familiar authors   
  • ensure progression 
  • match topics of interests for our children
  • tackle current themes 

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