Welcome to Year 3
Mr. Martin is our teacher and Mrs. Sellwood is our learning support assistant
Welcome to year 3
Welcome everyone to the start of Year 3. I hope you all had a fantastic summer break and are looking forward to being back at school, to face lots of new and exciting challenges. In my first few weeks, the children have been busy looking after me and showing me how things work around the school!
This term we will be focusing on the topic of rainforests, looking at their structure, location and more interestingly who and what may live there! We have lots of opportunities for carrying out research into different animals and other fascinating cultures. We have already begun planning and writing our own non chronological reports, in English, about animals in the rainforest and the children have come up with some great ideas so far. Using connectives to make our writing more interesting as well as providing extra information and detail has been our main focus so far. We are looking forward to sharing with you what we produce. On top of this we have lots of chances to write stories and detailed descriptions of animals and mysterious rainforest settings.
In Maths we have begun by working on place value and times tables and we will be using these skills to support our work in the future. We will be exploring new methods as well as developing the strategies learnt in KS1. Using a wide range of resources, we will support our understanding of tricky concepts in Maths, pushing ourselves to investigate problems.
So far this term we have visited Andover Library and are hoping to get the chance to go back soon. In November we will be visiting the Living Rainforest for the opportunity to really bring our topic to life, as we enter the dense tropical rainforest to explore the variety of species that live there.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to catch me on the playground at the end of the day, I am always happy to help. Make sure to keep an eye on the website to see what we are getting up to.
We look forward to meeting you at the “meet the teacher” evening on the 5th October.
Mr Martin and Mrs Selwood