Welcome to Year 3

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Staffing

In Year 3 there are two classes.

In 3S the teacher is Mrs Stacey and she is supported by Mrs Cross and Mrs Topalli.

In 3FD the teachers are Mrs Dayus and Mrs Fay and they are supported by Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Lyons.

If you have any questions or queries, please come and speak to us. We are more than happy to help.


Reading

  • Reading books and diaries should be in school every day and children should be heard read at least three times a week.
  • Regular reading will be rewarded with: stickers, house points and privilege cards.
  • Reading books will be quarantined upon return to school.

P.E. Kits, Days and Forest School

  • P.E. is on a Wednesday and Friday for both classes.
  • All children need to wear a white t-shirt, black shorts/joggers and black pumps.
  • Children should come to school dressed in their P.E. kit.
  • Forest School is on a Monday. Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing and footwear. They will be expected to come to school that day in their Forest School kit.

 

Supporting your child at home…

Home Learning Opportunities

Homework will be sent home on Friday and is expected back in school the following Wednesday. Children who do not complete their homework will be expected to during school hours. 

We also look forward to seeing your child’s Home Learning projects. During these unusual times, we ask that your child brings in pictures of their creations or you can send them in via email. We will celebrate these in class and we will also share some of the pictures in a school assembly, typically the Monday before the end of the half-term.

E-mail: homelearning@catshillfirst.worcs.sch.uk

This half-term our topic is Predator. A topic based on animals. Your learning will involve exciting texts such as The Lord of the Forest and you will explore animals from different habitats. Have a look at some of the Home Learning ideas below and have a go at completing one of them…

Library visit

Why not visit the local library and to find non-fiction books about predators. Look for information using contents, glossary and index pages. Write down any new facts you have learnt and bring them to share with the class.

Spelling challenges

Learn how to spell the names of weird and wonderful predators of the world. The weirder the better!

Sub groups of predators

Under each sub group of predators list five or more examples and find facts about them. Choose from the sub groups mammals, birds, crustaceans, insects, arachnids, reptiles, fish and plants.

Fun fact files

Make a mini fact file or short PowerPoint presentation about your favourite predator and bring it into school to share with the class.

Create a book

Why not make your own non-fiction book about a predatory animal- maybe your pet cat?

Glossary

Can you write a glossary to explain all the specialist vocabulary of the topic?

What am I?

Can you devise a What am I? quiz about predators for the class to solve? How many questions will it take for them to get the right answer?

Camouflage art

In the wild predators camouflage themselves to help them hunt their prey. Can you create a piece of artwork to show this?

Remember to make it hard to see the predator in its surroundings.

Can you use a variety of materials?

Food fun

Predators are top of their food chains. Research a food chain for a predator of your choice. You can write it, draw it or complete it on the computer?

 

Maths

  • Every child has a login for our exciting new Times Tables Rockstars software. This allows your child to rehearse their times tables, play against other children and have fun with their Avatar. Please encourage your child to use the software and let us know if you have any problems accessing it.
  • Times Tables will be constantly rehearsed in school. To help your child develop a rapid recall, additional practice at home is hugely valuable (even if this is on a walk or a car journey).
  • Your child is using the following links to support their times tables recall so feel free to make use of them at home:

English

How can you help your child in English?

  • Read regularly at home and discuss your child’s reading book with them:

Who are the main characters?

What happened in the story?

Is it fiction or non-fiction?

Why does [character] feel [emotion]?

If you were [character] what would you do?

Can you think of any other books that are similar?

What other books has this author written?

  • Log onto Read Theory where your child can read texts and develop their comprehension skills.