Rossington St Michael's C of E Primary School, Sheepbridge Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11 0EZ

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Rossington St Michael’s C of E Primary School

Learning to be the best that we can be with the love of God

Class 3M

Teacher: Mr McCurdy

Teaching Assistants: Mrs A Kelsall

Ready, Respectful, Safe

A very warm welcome to Year 3! In Year 3 we have an inspiring and motivating curriculum with themes covering a term or half term throughout the year. Curricular subjects are taught within the theme so that the curriculum is meaningful and relevant to the children.

 

PE days

This half term, our PE days are a Tuesday (Miss Walker) and a Thursday (Class Teacher). Please make sure your child has the correct kit in school. Children will require indoor and outdoor PE kit this half term, including suitable footwear.

 

For health and safety reasons children should not be wearing any jewellery to take part in PE or sport, particularly ear rings. These should be removed before coming to school on a PE day.

 

Spellings

As well as the Year 3 and 4 spelling list, children will continue to follow the RWI spelling scheme. Please see the log book for the rule and words your child needs to practise.

 

Reading

We want to create children who have a lifelong love of reading, so reading and books have a really high profile in our class. The children are encouraged to read a range of books, and particularly those which they are interested in and motivated by. Your child is always welcome to bring in their own books to recommend to the class.

 

It is expected that children read four times per week at home, with reading records signed by an adult at home. If children make no attempt to do the homework, it is expected across school that they will stay in during their break time to complete it.

 

Homework

Our homework is sent out on a Friday and should be returned by Thursday. If children make no attempt to do the homework, it is expected across school that they will stay in during their break time to complete it. Each week children will receive a reading homework as well as a maths.

 

Make sure you are learning all of your times tables at home so that you can earn your rewards! Children can practise their times tables skills at home on TT Rockstars. By the end of Year 4, children are expected to know all of their times tables and corresponding division facts for up to 12×12.

 

Autumn Term Topic: Predator

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side!

 

This half term, we’ll invite some amazing animals into our classroom to discover how they move, what they feel like and what they eat. We’ll learn about the different parts of a plant and how some plants are predators! From our investigations about the human skeleton, we’ll find out how muscle make the bones move. We’ll investigate food chains and learn about how animals find their food. Using the internet, we’ll research the majestic peregrine falcon and discover where crocodiles live.

 

Predators can be found in deserts, jungles, oceans or even in your own back garden! Why not go for a walk and see which animals and plants you can identify? You could also visit a zoo, thinking about which animals are predators and which animals might be their prey. Alternatively, put bird food in the garden to see if you can attract any visitors!

 

Web Links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-2.html

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html