Oak Class (Year 3) 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Term 1 in Oak Class!
We hope you had a wonderful summer holiday! We are very excited to be teaching your children this year and are getting straight into it with our first topic which is 'The Romans'. We'll be doing lots of artefact investigations and finding out all about how the Romans have impacted Britain today.
Our first two weks will have a wellbeing theme and we'll be doing lots of art and role play activities based around two really beautiful books, which I am really looking forward to sharing with the children.
The children will be assessed in the first week back using our Accelerated Reader programme and their ZPD will be updated in their reading record.
Reading is expected at least three times per week at home, and the book signed so that Mrs Davies 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 that 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 Davies and I can read with them if we get the chance throughout the day. Thank you for your support!
This term, I will be asking the children to complete tasks on Freckle for their Maths homework. There will be one task a week that children can access through the 'From My Teacher' tab on their Freckle dashboard. This will be set on a Friday and due to be completed by the following Thursday.
The website to access Freckle: https://freckle.com/en-us/
Class Code: y3vc6v
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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