Welcome to 3B & 3M.
Our teachers are Miss Bowen and Mrs Midlane. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Durlacher and Mrs Booth. Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child's PE kit is in school every day.
From September, KS2 will be changing the way that we teach reading in order to promote the high expectations set out by the 2014 National Curriculum. Your child will still read once a week, over a fortnight they will read once with their class teacher and once with the class teaching assistants. In class we will be planning a cycle of group reading and whole class reading. Therefore on first glance it may seem that your child will be reading less, when in fact they will be receiving more reading teaching from their class teacher. Your child will still bring home a group reading book and there is still the expectation that they read at home three times a week and with an adult once a week. It is very important that your child has their group reading book and reading record in school everyday, as they might be using these more often than just their reading day. You will receive more information about the changes to reading in KS2 during Meet the Teacher curriculum sessions in Week 3.
This fortnight in English we are starting our new English unit. We are beginning to read our new class book 'Charlie and the Chocolate factory' and working on our instruction writing. We will then be focusing on plots and using a range of sentence structures in our fiction writing.
Throughout the term we will be reading a range of poetry extracts and performing them in groups and in front of the whole class.
In Maths, we are applying all the skills we have learnt so far this year into our problem solving, including solving 1 step and 2 step word problems across all four operations .
We will be comparing and ordering fractions, including equivalents. Also, finding angles in shapes and comparing them to right angles
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Our current Power of Reading book is 'Charlie and the Chocolate factory' by Roald Dahl.
The following is expected to take children an average of 30 minutes maximum each day.
Reading: Children are expected to read, at home, at least 3 times each week. At least one of these times needs to be with an adult but please read more often with your child if you are able. Reading records are to be written in by the children (at least 3 times a week) and signed by an adult (at least once a week), you may add any comments that you wish to make.
Spelling: Children will be given a list of spellings each week. These will be included in a weekly dictation. These spellings will be in their homework book. Spellings will be set and the dictation completed every Friday.
Please see your child's homework book for weekly spellings, homework to be handed in on Wednesday and spelling test is each Friday.
Maths: Children need to continue learning for their maths stars; alongside continued practice of times table and related division facts. In Year 3, children need to be able to read digital and analogue 24 hour time, continual practice of this at home will support their learning in class.