Class 3 - Miss Roper

Welcome to Class 3!

Hello, I am Miss Roper and myself and Mrs Wattam can't wait to get our learning started in Year 3. This year we will be working a lot on our perseverance and resilience skills in able to solve some of the trickier learning we will be coming across in year 3.

PE days are Monday and Thursday and children will need their PE kits for these days.

Please make sure the children bring their organisers every day to school as I will be putting some important information in them eg spellings and how they are getting on with their reading. We also want to celebrate all of the home learning the children are doing as well.

This year we will be learning French as our language. Bonjour la class!

You are welcome to come and see me at the start or end of the school day to talk about any questions you may have.

Here is to a successful and fun time in Year 3 for your children. I cannot wait to see what they will achieve next!

What are we learning? - Autumn 1 Term 2018/19

Local adventures - The West Melton Story

As Geographers we will ... learn about land features of West Melton and use maps to help us to identify different areas and what this is used for. We will be going on local walks to help us to find out more about different features which make up West Melton.

As Historians we will ... learn about the local area of West Melton, where we live in relation to the rest of West Melton and how this has changed over time.

As Mathematicians we will ... recognise and understand the value and worth of different numbers and be able to show these in different ways. We will identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations. We will be able to find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number. We will compare and order numbers up to 1000 and read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words. We will present and sort information in different ways using different computer programs such as PowerPoint and databases and spreadsheets. Take a look at our maths working wall to find out about our current learning each week.

As Readers we will ... be focusing on comprehension skills to understand what we are reading. We will be reading wishing tales and instruction texts to help us with our writing. Together we will be creating an exciting reading area in our class. Come and share your favourite book in there!

As Scientists we will ... learn about animals and their skeletons and nutrition. We will gather, record, sort and present data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions. We will learn how to identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition and identify differences, similarities or changes that happen in the body.

As Writers we will ... develop our use of narrative language by using what we know from traditional tale's stories. We will be working on writing more at length. We will be using the features of instruction texts to help us to write our own instructions on How to trap a.... (dragon/troll) We will be improving our spelling of common key words and making sure we apply these into our writing all of the time.

As Artists and Designers ... investigate different things grown in our local environment and design and make our own meal based on what is grown locally. We will understand what is grown in different seasons. We will develop our art skills using sketch books to create landscape drawings of our local area.

As Responsible Citizens we will ... learn what we can use from different Christian stories. We will learn what makes people a good leader and role model to others. We will understand about medicines and how they are used safely.

As Enterprising Learners we will ... work as a team to design and create a meal to share with others.

We will celebrate our learning by ... creating exciting displays in class and in other areas of school. We will create a class newsletter to let you know what we have found out about on our local adventures. We will be collecting class and individual dojo points to show the progress and effort we are making. Watch this space to see some of the photographs of our wonderful learning in class.

Our Year 3 Parents Narrative - 2018/19 Autumn 1 is available to download.

The Year 3 Home Learning Menu - 2018/19 Autumn 1 is also available to download.

Our Autumn 1 Learning

We have kick started our maths learning by finding out about what we know about place value.
Great team work and discussion Class 3.7!

We have also kick started our topic of West Melton - a local adventure by finding out about the countryside.
Take a look at our wonderful artists.

Take a look at our geography work based on the local area study we are doing of West Melton.

We looked at different features of the countryside and used our Pie Corbett text of The Three Billy Goats Gruff to help us and created some marvellous art work of the countryside surrounding West Melton.

We have been busy learning the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff using some special actions as part of our talk for writing work.

We have kick started our PE work across school. Part of this includes our daily mile on the school field where all children and staff strive to keep fit and run a mile each day. We are all getting fitter by the day! Some Y3 children are developing their leadership skills in PE and working as part of a team when developing their own games and rules.

As part of our whole school project we are learning about the local area of West Melton. In geography we worked on mapping skills using google earth and then we compared some of the different local landmarks and features.

Take a look at some of our amazing drawings. Can you recognise anywhere?

We are developing our quick maths recall in Big Maths by using what we know about our three times table.