Oak Class (Year 3) 2022 - 2023
Here comes Term 2...
I am Miss Lawrence, the class teacher, and Mrs Applegarth is the teaching assistant in Oak Class. We are really excited to be teaching your children this year and have lots of wonderful learning planned for them.
This term, we will be finishing off our Romans topic and moving on to learning about 'The UK' in our geography focus topic.
The children have all been assessed using our Accelerated Reader programme and their ZPD has been updated in their reading record. I am really proud of their enthusiasm for reading this term, it has been lovely to see so many of them read regularly and complete their quizzes.
Reading is expected at least three times per week at home, and the book signed so that Mrs Applegarth and I can keep up with how regularly the children are reading. Reading at home really benefits their learning across all subjects and we are really thankful you support their learning at home too.
Once the children have completed a book, they do a quiz at school and will change their book, ready to bring a new one home. Please could children bring their books in every day, regardless of whether they have finished or not so that Mrs Applegarth and I can read with them if we get the chance throughout the day. Thank you for your support!
The children all have a spelling book which can go to and from school so that they can practise at home too. The book must come into school every day as we practise spelling regularly at school.
Every time we start a new spelling unit, the children will get a new list of spellings. This may not be weekly as it depends on the length of the unit in the spelling programme we use - No Nonsense Spelling. Rather than assessing using a spelling test, we use a variety of ways to encourage the children to use their learnt spelling words in their writing, such as proof reading and editing in their own written work.
There is also the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list in their books, which is a list of words children can be expected to spell by the end of year 4. If there are no set spellings, these are the words that the children can practise.
There are a variety of different methods we teach children to use to practise their spellings - ask them which ones we have been learning at school. Here are a few of them:
- Pyramid Writing
- Rainbow Words
- Spelling Flowers
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