Welcome to Miss. Palmer’s year 3 class page for the class of September 2020
The library Summer Reading Challenge is starting earlier this year and is all online. It is a really great way to encourage reading over the summer months. You can sign up, create an avatar and start earning badges here https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
Remind your child about the importance of staying safe whilst using the internet. Your child should be telling you, if they see something that worries them online. Go to this website for activities and information on internet safety. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets
History and Science Topics for the Autumn term will be:
‘The Stone Age to the Iron Age’ and ‘Rocks and Soils’.
If you would like to carry out some Summer research, you are welcome to do so.
In Maths we will begin with a focus on place value (number lines, Hundreds/Tens/Ones, counting on or back in tens from any given number without going beyond 1000, writing and reading numbers in digits and words) in order to then move on to addition, subtraction and multiplication work.
In English, we will begin with writing postcards and letters, with a focus on empathy with a main character, and comparing characters and settings.
We will also carry out individual and guided reading, read aloud to the children from a shared class text, carry out daily spelling, punctuation and grammar activities, and weekly joined handwriting lessons in preparation for completing their written work in pen rather than pencil.
Children will not need to wear school uniform on Thursdays and can wear sports clothes instead. This is due to new guidelines which prevent children from changing for PE. Children in year 3 will be taught PE by Mrs. Appleton on Thursday afternoon.
Within the same guidance on clothing, the children will not need to wear school uniform on alternate Thursdays either. This is due to ‘Forest Schools’ on alternate Thursday afternoons. Instead, they be asked to wear old clothes (eg leggings/tracksuit trousers/jeans, and an appropriate top and trainers) for ‘Forest Schools’ and remember to bring a waterproof coat (and wellies) if there is a chance of rain. A timetable and letter will be sent home when school resumes in September.