Mr Obada, Mrs Mountford and the year 3 team (Mrs Wearing, Mrs Hutchinson and Mrs Grattage) extend a warm welcome to you all as you transition to year 3 at Alexandra Junior School, and what an exciting autumn term we have planned for your child.
In English, we will be reading Mr Creep the Crook by Ahlberg and Amstruz and Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Verve, two picture books which we are sure your child will enjoy. Through the colourful and vivid illustrations and differentiated texts we will bring the story to life through both talk and drama activities in order to inspire writing opportunities. Children will retell the story in their own words and innovate characters.
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In maths, we are starting with shape and the children will use their mathematical thinking to describe the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and we will explore the school grounds through shape hunts in the environment. Following this, there will be lots of practical and hands on activities for your child to enjoy as we become shape experts.
Our science topic is Rocks and Soils. Children will become rock experts and create a fossil museum as part of their learning. We will even be looking at which soil is best to plant our first set of seeds at Alexandra Junior School. Click on the link to find out more about rocks and soils and help your child to become a rock star before lessons begin.
In the back of your children reading diary, you will find their login details for Times Tables Rock Stars and Google Classroom. We can’t wait to set the children times tables and homework challenges which they will be able to access from home! Homework will be set via the Google Classroom account every Friday and will be checked for completion on a Tuesday. We will have times table battles within our year group and across the school, so please encourage your child to access this app at home so they can become times table superstars!
Please could we remind you that spellings are given out weekly, children will be tested on the spelling patterns on a Friday. There is an expectation to read at least 3 times a week, let’s be the year group with the highest word count this year!
Year 3 PE is on a Tuesday. Please send your child to school in their PE kit on this day.