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Year 3 Galaxy Class

Teacher: Mrs Christopher

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jones

Welcome to Galaxy Class Page

We hope you find this page a useful resource throughout the school year and will update it every half-term with new learning foci, key dates, class information and homework.  Should you have any additional questions for us, Mrs Jones and I are always happy to answer them.

Important Class Information

PE this year will take place on Wednesday and Friday each week.  Can all children come to school in their PE kits with appropriate layers.  PE shorts should be worn underneath tracksuit bottoms.

Reading books will be changed every Tuesday and Friday

Children will be eating lunch in their houses (Apollo, Endeavour, Phoenix, Galileo) this provides them with the opportunity to mix with other year groups and to make new friends. Houses will be rotated regularly. 

Key Dates 

4th March: Science Day.

7th March: World Book Day.

11th March, 9:10-10:20am:  Parents open morning.

12th March: Parents evening.

14th March: Parents evening.

8th April: Homework due in.

Curriculum

This term our topic is 'A Bear Called Paddington'.  In geography children will revise the continents and oceans of the world, before learning to use the eight points of a compass to locate countries and key geographical features in Europe and South America.  Science will examine the classification of living things and take a look at the impact of environmental change.  In DT children will engage in the design, plan and make process to understand how pulleys, cogs and gears can be used.  ICT will bring childrens' work to life as they use greenscreens to combine video images with different backgrounds and produce a news report.  RE will look at key celebrations of different faiths including Easter and Pentecost.

English

In English, we are looking at the use of direct speech in our writing and will be reading the book 'Paddington' together as a class. 

Maths 

We will be continuing with fractions before moving on to decimals, measure and time. 

Reading: Please can you listen to your child read daily for 10 minutes, and complete the reading task in the reading journal.  Books should be changed regularly (every Tuesday and Friday).  Reading is the foundation for all learning, so your support with this will provide your child with the very best start to their education.

Maths Passport: Regular practise of Maths Passport targets helps pupils to retain knowledge and opens the door to all mathematical learning.  

Times Tables:  It is important all pupils learn their times tables up to the 12 x and know these by the end of year 4 this will prepare them for the statutory times table test. 

Useful websites for times table practise:

https://urbrainy.com/mtc

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.timestables.co.uk

Homework Grid:  A copy of the new homework grid can be found below.  We would love your child to pick their favourite five activities to complete and are looking forward to sharing them in class.  Please submit all homework after the Easter holidays on Monday 8th April.

Thank you for your continued support, it makes such a huge difference to your child's learning. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

Warm regards

Mrs Christopher