Hello! Welcome to your Year 3 class page. I hope you have had a wonderful summer break and are looking forward to the return to school in September. Please read through this page where hopefully I can answer some of your questions about the exciting world of Year 3!
Who will your teachers be?
Miss Woodfield – I feel so blessed to be able to teach you as you begin your KS2 journey! I cannot wait to share with you all your exciting new learning topics and guide you on your sacramental journey.
Mrs Banno – Our fantastic teaching assistant! Mrs Banno has been with OLSK for many years and I know she is looking forward to helping you ease into KS2 and on your sacramental journey!
Mrs Sterling – The wonderful Mrs Sterling will be with you all day, every Friday and teach the wonderful language of French.
What is expected of me in Year 3?
Year 3 is an exciting new step for you. You are ready to be part of KS2 - and I cannot wait to have you! I hope you are excited to. I know with that excitement will also come a few nerves and maybe some anxiety about the expectations of KS2. I will support and guide you every step of the way so that you develop your confidence, independence and thirst for learning. We will work extremely hard- but also have lots and lots of fun too! I want you to be curious, ambitious and support each other so that together, we can create a learning environment full of happy individuals. As you know, in Year 3 we make our First Holy Communion. This will include making the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Together, we will work with you and alongside your parents to guide you on your spiritual journey and use the scheme 'Learning and Growing as People of God' and 'I Belong'. This is a commitment - this means that we expect you to put 100% effort and more into this special part of your spiritual journey. This will come in many ways - through listening, praying, sharing and working together. We invite every child in Year 3 to be a part of this journey together.
Class Dojo and Minutes
This year, we will continue to use Dojos- each of you has a little monster character and you will earn points from teachers for all of the good and gracious things you do around school. There are lots of opportunities to earn Dojos- for being learnt, faith filled, kind, resilient, completing homework, striving for your best, etc. So, make sure to continue to shine out and be wonderful!
As usual, we will be having Golden Time on a Friday, so if you make the wrong behaviour choices then you will be given minutes off that time. I hope now that you are in KS2, you are sensible enough to make the right choices.
What homework will I get?
Our first Enquiry Based Learning topic this year is What are the most significant changes in prehistory? (Stone Age- Iron Age). You have already been given your first enquiry-based learning question to research over the summer within your transition pack. It is a wonderful topic and I know that you will love learning about it whilst discovering lots of fascinating things! You will be given your enquiry question every week with a week to complete it. Remember, if you research at home this will help you learn even more!
Monday- Spellings will be handed out on Monday and are to be learn ready for the following Monday, so practise… practise… practise!
A new EBL question will be handed out and research is to be completed for the following Monday. This is so information is fresh in our minds and ready for discussion within Monday’s EBL lesson!
Thursday – Maths homework will be handed out and to be completed for the following Thursday.
You will also be asked to complete homework as part of your Sacramental Preparation.
If you lose your homework – please come and ask me before it is due so I can give you a new sheet. Homework is really important and Miss Woodfield does not take “My dog ate it” as an excuse. Remember if it is not done at home you will have to do it in your own time at school.
Lastly, reading is a crucial part of your learning journey so make sure you are reading daily, being head read by an adult at home and enjoying a wide range of books. Reading diaries need to be in school every day! I cannot wait to share with you some of my favourite books and authors.
PE, Swimming and Forest School
We will be going swimming every Tuesday morning, starting 7th September. Please remember to wear your PE kit and bring your swimming kit, towel and goggles in your bag.
We will be having PE on a Wednesday as normal so remember to come to school dressed in your PE kit so that you can take part in everything and all things fun!
Mrs Morris will also be taking us out for forest school every few weeks and I know that she has got lots of exciting activities planned.
I cannot wait to welcome you to the wonderful world of Year 3 and guide you on your spiritual journey. An exciting year lies ahead!
God Bless always,
Miss Woodfield x