Welcome to Class 3

Class 3

Class 3 is taught by Miss Byrne who is supported by Mrs Bradley, Mrs Pearce and Mrs Allcock.

Class 3 is made up of 29 children, 15 from Year 3 and 14 from Year 4. Children spend two years in this class as their introduction to Key Stage 2.

In Year 3, we try to encourage the children’s independence (making them responsible for their own belongings), develop their stamina for work and encourage the children to be responsible for their own learning.

By the end of year 4, our children will be ready for the challenges that Year 5 will bring as they start their preparation for secondary school.

Reading

We try to develop a love and passion for reading in class 3. It influences our writing and is fundamentally important. We view it as a matter of life and death. Guided reading takes place every day, and once a week the children talk in depth about a book they are reading with the teacher. Other activities include independent reading, comprehension with a teaching assistant, looking at Newsround and handwriting practice. We are also lucky to have volunteers who come into school to listen to the children read one to one. The children look forward to these sessions. Children are encouraged to read as much as possible and record this in their reading diaries.

Weekly Tasks

(1) Spellings - these will be tested every Wednesday and the new spellings will be given out to be learnt and then tested the following week.

(2) Multiplication Tables – these will be tested every Thursday and the children are advised as to whether they have moved up or not.

(3) Reading Records – we ask that the children read at least 3 times a week at home to an adult and record it in their diaries.

Topic

This term, our topic is Amazing Architecture. We will be looking at the architecture and work of four architects: Sir Christopher Wren, Frederik Hundertwasser, Dame Zaha Hadid and Antoni Gaudi. We have had a visit from a Lottery Funded company called Little Architect, who sow the seeds of architecture into children’s creative minds. It was inspiring.