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Jericho

Welcome to Jericho Class - Year 3

 

Teachers:                   Mrs Judson 

                                       Mrs Rafferty (Wednesday mornings)

French:                       Mrs Hudson

PE:                                Mrs Burnell 

Music:                          Mrs O’Sullivan 

TAs:                               Mrs Lanaway (M-W)  and Mrs White (Th-F)

Trainee Teacher:     Mrs Anderson (Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays)

 

 

Our topics:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Stone Age to Iron Age

(History)

Including Science units - Forces and Magnets

Light

UK

(Geography)

 

Including Science unit - Rocks

From Farm to Fork

(Geography and Science)

Including Science units - Plants

Animals including humans – nutrition and skeletons

RE topics using Come and See

Homes

Promises

Visitors

Judaism

Journeys

Listening and Sharing

Giving All

Energy

Choices

Special Places

Islam

All our topics are cross curricular.

 

Autumn Term Topic:

This term our topic is Stone Age to Iron Age.  We will be learning about:

  • Stone Age hunter gatherers and early farmers
  • Bronze Age religion, technology and travel
  • Iron Age hill forts: farming, art and culture

We will use a variety of stories, poems and information texts in English that link to our topic.

 

What should your child bring to school each day?

  • Reading book
  • Reading record book
  • Lunch
  • Small pencil case (This should be kept in school if possible)
  • Named water bottle
  • Homework book on Tuesdays

 

If your child brings a rucksack instead of a book bag, please make sure it is small as our cloakroom space is very limited.

 

School Uniform - All school uniform must be clearly labelled.

 

Homework                                      Set on Thursdays, Hand in on Tuesdays

Reading

Try to read every day, and at least 3 times a week to an adult.  Use the questions on your reading bookmark to help you talk about the book. 

Record your reading in your reading record book.

Reading record books will be checked regularly

Spelling

We will learn spelling rules and patterns in class.  You will have a list of up to 10 words that follow the pattern or rule to learn each week using a variety of activities.

Weekly test

Maths

Times tables.  We will focus on one times table at a time, as well as revising those previously learned.

 

Written Activity

This will usually be Maths, RE or Topic work.

 

 

 

PE

Wednesdays and Fridays

Please wear PE kit to school on these days.

 

Times Tables

In year 3, we will learn the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

We will also revise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables from year 2.

We will practise them regularly in class using games and activities.

The children need to practise them at home using Times Table Rock Stars and the other ideas in the times table booklet.

These websites are also useful:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

http://www.maths-games.org/

https://mathsframe.co.uk/

 

Handwriting

The children will be taught to use the continuous cursive handwriting style.  They will learn the correct formation of each letter in class. 

This link shows animations for each letter, as taught in class:

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/continuous-cursive-beginners-choice-3.html

 

Reading

The children will be exposed to a range of quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts in class.  They need to read as often and as widely as possible at home. 

Recommended reading lists for year 3:

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/reading-list-for-year-3-pupils-ks2-age-7-8/

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-3

 

Class Saint

Our class saint is St Therese of Lisieux.  We will learn about her life and how we can be like her.

 

Parents’ Evenings

There will be parents’ evenings in the Autumn and Spring terms.  In the Summer term, parents will receive a written report.

 

House Points

The children can collect house points for effort, work and behaviour.  Each half term, the house with the most house points will have a non-uniform day.

 

Birthdays

On your child’s birthday, we ask that they do not bring sweets for their friends, but if they would like to donate a book to the class for the book corner instead, then it would be greatly appreciated.  They can also come to school in their own clothes on their birthday, or on the nearest school day if their birthday falls at the weekend.

 

 

Please come and see us if you have any information, questions or concerns regarding your child. 

 

 

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