Monday 10th September 2018 – Predators Visit with Talons.
All about us:
Welcome to Year 3 with Mr Rees and Mrs Welch.
This term our topics will be Predators and Ancient Greece. During the term the children will handle and see a range of predators. They will write a crazy creature fact file, a narrative about their animal and a Predators poem. After half term we will investigate what life was like in Ancient Greece as well as exploring the traditional tales including Icarus and the boy who flew too close to the sun. We will have a Greek banquet and explore some of the different foods associated with this country.
In maths, our key focus will be on developing the children's place value fluency. We will aim to ensure that all children are able to apply their knowledge and understanding to different reasoning and problem solving challenges. To help support the children at home you could use the subscriptions that they have to Sumdog and Times Tables Rock Stars. We also send home a fluency challenge sheet from our 99 club, please support the children with this.
To support your children's reading comprehension we are still using Accelerated Reader. Once your child has read their book, they take a short quiz at school. It then sends the teacher the results and we are able to help target areas of weakness and provide support and intervention. We ask that to support your child you should aim to listen to, or read to, your child at least 4 times a week. It would help us if this information was recorded in their home school diaries.
Finally, the children will be given 4 new spellings a week. They will be tested weekly until they have 20 spellings. We will then give them an assessment.
If you have any queries please contact the school office and arrange a meeting, or catch me in the playground at the end of the day.
Welcoming Talons animal experiences into the classroom to hold, experience and learn from the experts!