St Nicholas’ Chantry

St Nicholas' Chantry CofE Primary School

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Year 3 - Chestnut & Redwood Classes

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Teaching Staff

In Chestnut Class the teaching is shared between Mrs Matyjasik at the beginning of the week and Mrs Bohin from Wednesday.

In Redwood Class the teacher is Miss Painter.

Mrs Pedder is the Learning Support Assistant for both classes.                                          Other support staff in this year group include, Mrs Buxton and Mrs Kaltsouni.                    

At the start of the school day we encourage all children in Year 3 to come into class by themselves in the morning.

Children in Chestnut and Redwood classes can enter and be dismissed via the steps and fire doors leading to Chestnut Class.

 

School begins at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm each day.

Reading

 Every child will be given their own levelled reading book and reading record which will be frequently checked by the class teacher. We encourage you to read as much as possible with your children at home, talking together about what you read. Please feel free to record any information in your child's reading record.

Across the school, reading books are levelled using a colour coded system. Within Year 3, we keep a wide selection of books in each classroom. We encourage the children to change their own books independently.

Each week your child will be heard read in a guided read group with a member of staff. We also try to hear the children read independently as often as we can. Please ensure that your child brings their reading book and book bag into school every day.

PE

Year 3 have their outdoor PE lesson on a Monday afternoon.Chestnut Class have their indoor PE session on a Wednesday afternoon and Redwood on a Friday afternoon.

Please ensure that your child’s PE kit includes a t-shirt, shorts and a pair of plimsolls or trainers. During the colder months we encourage the children to bring in a pair of jogging bottoms, a jumper, gloves and a hat to keep them warm.

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit available in school at all times.

Water Bottles & Snacks

We are proud to have achieved a healthy school award and as part of this we encourage all children in Key Stage 2 to bring a healthy snack of either fruit or vegetables to eat at break time.

Children should bring in their own, labelled, water bottle which they have access to throughout the day.

Home Learning

Within Year 3 your children will receive two lots of home learning a week, Spellings and Maths, which we encourage them to practice and complete at home. In addition to this, the children in year 3 and 4 will be set a project related to our topic. 

Spellings:
Spellings are issued on a termly basis. Each week spellings follow a common spelling pattern focus as well as also including words from the statutory Y3 spelling list.

Spellings are tested on a Wednesday morning in Redwood Class and a Friday afternoon in Chestnut Class.

Maths:
The children in year 3 will receive a booklet of maths work consisting of 1 sheet per week related to what the children will be learning in school.  

Parent Helpers

We are always grateful for parent helpers within our Year 3.

If you can spare an afternoon to hear some children read or help with some class cooking, when needed, please don’t hesitate to let me know. All classroom helpers will need to have a DBS check which can be carried out via the office.

Trips

We thoroughly enjoy taking the children off site to enhance their learning.

Please look out for the termly newsletter that will inform you of any future trip and activities.

What will we be learning about this term?

This term our topic focus, over the coming weeks, will be Ancient Egypt.

Your children will have the opportunity to engage in lots of exciting learning as we delve into the past to find out more about this fascinating period of history!

Within Numeracy, this term, we will be learning about number, place value, addition and subtraction.

Your children will have the opportunity to engage in lots of exciting learning as we delve into the past to find out more about this fascinating period of history!

In their Literacy lessons, children will be given the opportunity to write in a range of different text types as well as developing their spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.

Our science focus is living things and their habitats and animals, including humans.

In our computing lessons this term the children will be developing their knowledge and skills to design and edit their own class web pages as well as planning and making their own animation films.

Our PSHE focus for this term is ‘Being Me In My World’ and ‘Celebrating Difference (including Anti-Bullying).

Within PE this term children will be improving their skills in gymnastics and both their personal and social skills.

Curriculum Information

Maths:

Year 3 Curriculum Overview


Spelling:

Common Exception Words Year 1 and 2
New Curriculum Statutory Spelling List Year 3 and 4
New Curriculum Statutory Spelling List Year 5 and 6

Year Group Newsletters

Each term we enjoy sending out to our parents and carers a round up of what their children can expect to be learning for the term ahead as well as any important messages and reminders.

These are always added to this class website page should you wish to refer back to them at a later date.

 Communication

Class teachers are often available at the end of the school day and can be contacted by email:-

RedwoodClass@stnicholaschantryschool.org.uk

ChestnutClass@stnicholaschantryschool.org.uk