A warm welcome from Mrs Wilkinson and Miss Griffin
Below is some key information about Year Three. Please visit our Class Dojo page regularly to see more up to date information specific to the weeks as they pass. Each parent/carer has access to this - pop in if you require support to view Class Dojo.
Traders and Raiders
Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain's shores.
We are going to sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. We will be finding out about the life of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. We will meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia - never before had so much terror swept the land.
Questions we hope to answer....
How might a Saxon invader feel arriving in a new land?
When did the Saxons invade?
What are 'Saxon shore forts' and why were they built?
Who was St Bede and why was he such an important historical figure?
Who was Arthur and why was he such a great leader?
How do I use paragraphs in my writing?
Why do Christians call the day Jesus died 'Good Friday'?
How can I classify plants?
How can I make scientific observations?
How can I work as a team to help me achieve a goal?
What are the meanings of common map symbols?
How do I understand the concept of a map and use a key?
How do I understand what orienteering involves?
How do I write a character profile?
What are myths and legends?
How do I use a motif and stencil to create a repeated pattern?
Children will receive a list of spellings to learn ready for a test every Wednesday.
Children all have a ‘home reading book’ to enable them to practice reading skills, and develop fluency and expression. These books are monitored by staff every week for suitability. We expect children to read 3 times at home during the week. Please record when your child has read to you and say how the session went and alert us to any difficulties experienced.
Children will be given times tables to practice with fortnightly tests. These need to be learned as (for example)
The home school diary
Please note what homework (reading/spellings/set homework/times tables) has been undertaken by your child. Please sign the bottom right hand page each week. We award a Dojo point for completed diary pages.
This term PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. PE kits remain in school until the next holiday.