Year 3 - Owls

Class Teacher: Miss Downes (DOWNESS@saintgeorgescofe.kent.sch.uk)

Class Teaching Assistant: Miss Parker 

Year 3 children continue their learning journey within Phase 2 at Saint George’s Primary Phase. Phase 2 consists of years 2, 3 and 4. This enables a smooth transition across the infants to junior age range, ensuring all children feel comfortable and well supported.

In Year 3 children are provided with many opportunities to show their independence and their sense of responsibility, such as being a School Council Rep or a Class Monitor, much like Year 2. Children are allocated their own desk space with a named tray in which to keep their day to day classroom resources for which they are responsible for. They will not be required to bring their own pencil cases as there is plenty of equipment for them to use at school.

Daily whole-class singing and musical activities continue to play an important role in assisting with Literacy excellence and building confidence, teamwork and resilience.

We continue to take part in weekly Forest School trips, have regular outdoor visits within the local community to enhance our understanding of the world around us and enjoy maths mastery both inside and outside of the classroom.

How Can You Help at Home?

Please encourage your child to be more independent. This could come from having household responsibilities, planning and helping to prepare meals, helping to take care of younger siblings, keeping track of their own homework and reading book, packing and carrying their own rucksack into and out of school each day, encouraging discussion around current news topics to build communication skills.

Read with them daily (or discuss what they’re reading independently, including questioning them on their understanding)

Rehearse, quiz and chant times tables with your child (they should know 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 8x by the end of Year 3).

 

We look forward to welcoming you into Owl Class!

What are we learning about in term 1?

Hi there everyone! We hope you had a wonderful summer break and are ready and raring to go for the new school year.

This term in Owl Class, our topic is called ‘Rock and Roll!’ where we will be learning about rocks, soils and fossils. This Science learning will also inform other areas of learning, such as English where our focus text is ‘The Rock From The Sky’ by Jon Klassen. We will be recapping and practising writing in first person, writing descriptively, looking at poetry and even having a go at script writing!

In Geography and History, we will learn about volcanoes and earthquakes and have an introduction to the Stone Age ready for term 2. The Geography learning will inform our DT where, towards the end of the term, the children will create volcanoes using papier-mâché! In Art, the children will be learning about line drawing and how they can write words and phrases creatively, using different mediums.

We hope the children enjoy their learning this term. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via the usual ways.

 

Owls Parent Powerpoint

Parent PowerPoint

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Year 3 Welcome Booklet 2021

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Owls weekly timetable

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Topics and Homework Grids for this term

Homework

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Topic

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Grapheme Mats

Grapheme Mat

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Our Visit From Kimba the Poet!