Welcome to Class 3 A!
The class teacher is Mrs Lewell and the class teaching assistant is Mrs Macquillian. Each day is very busy and filled with diverse learning opportunities in a variety of subjects. We take part in daily maths and literacy lessons along with guided reading sessions where we practise our reading skills and develop our comprehension and understanding of different texts. Many of us are now reading chapter books and really enjoy the chance to discuss our texts as a group.
In maths, we are developing our mental strategies for addition and subtraction and practising using known number facts to calculate quickly and efficiently. Recall and application of our times table facts is an extremely important target in year three. It is expected that alongside the 2, 5 and 10 times tables that we secured last year; we will also know multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8s. In addition, children will also begin to develop more formal written methods for calculation.
Our literacy work is always centred around a core text; from which we explore a range of text types; writing for different purposes for a range of audiences. We are very keen on drama in 3A and love using the hall outside our class for performing poems and doing role play linked to our core text. In year three, children are expected to build their stamina for writing and independently write at length, using correct sentence structures and applying more ambitious vocabulary. During the year, we will also begin to use handwriting pens as we continue to develop our fluent cursive handwriting.
As well as literacy and maths, we have PE lessons twice a week along with science, art and DT and topic lessons. We love learning outside of our class and make the most of opportunities to visit a variety of places to enhance our learning each half term. Our most recent trip was to the Natural History Museum.
Parental support is a massive asset to us in 3A and we are very lucky to have so many parents willing to take an active role in their children’s learning. Be it by accompanying us on school trips; volunteering as readers in school; contributing resources for class projects; helping with homework or reading with their child at home. We recognise, value and are thankful for the support of our parent community.
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