Welcome to Otters!
This year Otters class teacher will be Miss Hook and Mr Collins will be our fantastic teaching assistant.
If you have any queries or concerns please to not hesitate to ask. The classroom door will be open from 8:30am and I will also be available to speak to after school.
In Otters class we always try our very best, never give up and
we love a challenge!
This term our topic is based around learning about countries, cities and their characteristics. Year 3 are going to be taking on the role of explorers, travelling around the world to hunt for the escaped penguins from Central Park Zoo. They will be travelling around the world, visiting different countries and identifying human and physical features that may make the penguins want to stay in the country or may make them want to visit the next one.
In Literacy we will be writing our own up-levelled versions of the story Meerkat Mail. Later in the term the children will be writing Non-Chronological Reports on the countries that they have visited.
In Maths we are continuing with Multiplication and Division and will move onto Fractions towards the end of the term.
Swimming has now finished but we have Forest School on Tuesday afternoons. Mr Jones will be teaching the children some Orienteering skills.
This term we are going to be learning all about the Celtic way of life in our topic The Iron Age. We will be learning all about their way of life. Our lessons will be based around a story where we are a breakaway Celtic tribe and need to create a new settlement to survive and thrive in. Our Literacy writing will come from our topic. To begin we will be focusing on the story of Boudicca.
In Maths we will be focusing on Multiplication and Division. The children should be using times table rock stars as much as they can at home to support with this!
This term we also have our trip to Ufton Court Educational Centre where the children will learn all about the Celtic way of life.
This term our topic is SPACE! The children are going to be working from a variety of space stories including 'A Way Home' and 'Little Wolf'.
In Maths we are going to be continuing with Addition and Subtraction. The children need to make sure they are using TT Rockstars at home ready for us to start our Multiplication and Division unit.
We have lots of exciting things happening this term including the cinema trip, theatre trip and activities leading up to Christmas!
In Literacy we are reading a story called 'Footpath of Flowers'. We will be writing our own stories using this.
In Maths we are going to be doing Place Value and then moving on to Addition and Subtraction.
Our topic this term is 'One World'. The children have created a list of questions that they would like to know the answers to about our world. We will be basing our lessons around these questions.
Daily reading is essential to develop understanding and comprehension in ALL subjects. Every Otter at least FOUR times a week. They can read independently; to a sibling or parent; or to any very kind adult!
The children are responsible for changing their own reading books at school and should know what type of book they should be reading.
Now the children are in Year 3, they are able to write in their reading records themselves to record reading they have done at home! These will be taken in on a Friday morning to be checked.
It is really important that your child has their PE kit in school at all times. It is best to bring it into school on the first day of term and keep it in for the duration (we will send it home if it needs a wash). We often have special guest visitors coming into school to teach exciting PE lessons so every child needs their kit. At the moment, we have PE on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Every otter has been given a MyMaths login and password, this will allow them to go onto the MyMaths website and complete their allocated homework tasks. Each task will have a date due in, but if your child would like an extension or wants even more maths activities then please let me know.