Robins

Welcome

Welcome to the class page for Robins Class – Year 3.  Here you will find out some information about what we are learning and class expectations. Year 3 marks the beginning of KS2, which means the children will be starting to work more independently on a variety of exciting and fun themes.   In Year 3, we feel it is important for children’s learning to be enhanced by rich experiences through workshops and trips for all our topics. We like to have fun in our learning and are always encouraged to “do our best!”

 

Staffing

Robin’s Class Teacher is Mrs Malcolm who has enjoyed working at Woodlands Park for 4 years and in her spare time enjoys swimming, visiting her extended family in Ireland and spending time with her family, especially her twin daughters.  Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Williamson who loves reading, nature and going on long, adventurous walks with her dog and Mrs Andrews who loves reading and spending time with her family.  When Mrs Malcolm has Planning, Preparation and Assessment time, the class is taught Art and Music by Mrs Saiyai.

 

Reminders

  • Please be punctual for the start of day at 8:40pm.
  • Please bring your Home/School Diary every day as a form of communication between home and school.
  • Please try and read every night and get your diary signed by an adult.
  • Remember to bring a freshly filled water bottle every day.
  • Try to bring in a healthy fruit snack every day for morning break.
  • Please make sure all your belongings and items of uniform are clearly labelled.
  • On PE days please make sure you are wearing the school’s full PE kit to school.

 

What are we learning about this term?

In History we are learning about “British History Heroes”, including local history heroes Sir Nicholas Winton, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and The Air Traffic Auxillary based at White Waltham. We take part in a in school Workshop run by the Maidenhead Heritage Centre.

In Science we are learning about Light, including natural and artificial sources and how we can protect ourselves from the sun.  In Art we study the work of LS Lowry and try to emulate his many famous paintings.  In Music we are listening to the work of reggae artist, Bob Marley and use percussion instruments to compose our own pieces of music.   In ICT we are learning about programming using Scratch and learn how to draw shapes, change backgrounds and add sounds.  In RE we are learning about the significance of Signs and Symbols in different religions and the significance of food eg during the Jewish festival of Passover.  In Spanish we are learning about how to ask for different fruits and vegetables and describe them using colour.  In PSHE our topic is Dreams and Goals where we talk about our own dreams and goals in life and the challenges people may face in achieving theirs.

term 3 midterm plan

 

Reading

We expect children to read their reading books for at least 10 minutes daily and for the Home/School diary to be signed by an adult.

There are further books to explore on the Oxford Owl Reading website:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html

You can find lots of recommended books for Year 3 reading on:

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/reading-list-for-year-3-pupils-ks2-age-7-8/

 

year 3's staff book recommendations

year 3 reading spine

 

Homework

On Fridays, children are given spellings and a Reading Comprehension to be returned in their Homework Books the following Friday.

We have a weekly Spelling Test on Fridays.

On Thursdays, children are given a times tables test and books are sent home so parents and carers can see which times tables to work on.  These books are to be returned the following Thursday.

Children are also expected to spend at least 20 minutes a week on TT Rockstars.

 

Useful websites

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/learning-at-home-7-8/ - For useful ideas on how to support your Year 3 child at home

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - For timestables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/- For timestables

https://ictgames.com/- For Maths and English games

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/- For Topic work in History, Geography and Science

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/- For resources across a range of subjects

 

Useful documents