Welcome Bees, Caterpillars, Dragonflies and Ladybirds!
Welcome to Year 3! We have an exciting term ahead and are very much looking forward to working with you during your first term of Year 3 and your first term at Whitehall Junior School! We have lots of fun learning planned and hope that you enjoy all that we have ahead of us.
It was lovely to meet you all at the end of the summer term, we hope you have had a wonderful summer holiday. Do not forget to complete your summer homework which has been given to you (a copy of this can also be found below) and bring this into school with you on Friday 9th September.
As you move into the Junior School, we (your teachers) have very high expectations of the behaviour we expect in our classrooms. We will all follow the school rules: ‘Ready, Respectful, Safe’ and model our school values: ‘Bravery, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Generosity and Excellence’, as well as always demonstrating beautiful manners. Good behaviour will be noticed, your name will be written on our recognition board and recognition time on a Friday afternoon will be filled with fun and exciting activities! Exemplary behaviour will be rewarded with a ‘Golden Ticket’ which will mean that you will be put into a raffle and have a chance of receiving a special reward with Mrs Moloi (the Headteacher). We are looking forward to sharing your successes with you.
In English, we will be reading two fantastic novels: 'Kindledrax' by Phillip Ridley and ‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E.B White. As well as this, we will be reading extracts from the classic text ‘Winnie the Pooh’ by A.A Milne. We will also be reading two shorter stories: 'Sand Wizards' and 'A Tune of Lies' as part of our Literacy and Language units. Through our English lessons, we will continue to develop our reading, writing and speaking and listening skills, building on your previous learning from Year 2.
In mathematics, we will learn about geometry (shape), measuring, data-handling and calculating. We will begin with a unit on place value and counting and partitioning, giving you the opportunity to revise and build upon your previous knowledge. The other units that we will cover are: addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement and geometry and properties of shape.
In science, we will learn all about plants; exploring the parts of a plant and identifying what plants need to grow. After that, we will learn about the skeletal and muscular systems of the human body and what we need to stay healthy.
The homework we expect you to complete each week is:
- Daily reading for 10 minutes (please make sure your planner is signed daily!)
- Practise and learn your weekly spellings
- Weekly Mathletics assigned activities
- Regular use of Reading Plus to ensure all weekly assigned school tasks are completed
- Regular use of TimesTable Rock Stars
- Completion of any additional task sheets that are sent home
Don't forget, there also Weekend Wonders you can complete with your family and optional extension activities which are attached below.
We are looking forward to working with you this year!
Miss Brown, Miss Shaw, Mx Spacey-Mageean and Miss Rosser
The Year 3 team