Year 3 – Cedar Class
We are Class Cedar where we start our journey into Key Stage 2! We love learning both in our classroom and outside of the classroom. Many lessons (including Art, Enrichment and Science) explore and make use of the outside spaces including the stage area and the School Nature Reserve. You can learn more about our learning this year on the Curriculum page.
There are 31 children in our Class this year and Miss Nutland, supported by Mrs Cox, teaches us. Mr Gawthrope teaches us PE on Mondays and Thursdays and Mrs Armitage and Mrs Verwoerd teach us recorders and music every Thursday.
We will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and the Romans in Humanities this year amongst other topics and we have some great hands-on activities planned as well as some exciting school trips to help us with our learning of these topics. We will be exploring pattern and landscapes in Art as well as learning about symmetry and trying our hands at some still life. We have some exciting topics to cover in Science including the Human Body, Simple machines, Insects and Cycles in Nature.
Life in Cedar Class
Being in Key Stage 2 now, we are learning to be more independent in the classroom and think for ourselves. We will get to know the classroom really well, what equipment is available to help us with our learning, and we can choose what equipment we want to work with. We will work hard as a team helping those who need our help and encouraging others to push themselves with their learning and try harder challenges. We all try to be and do the best we can. We are kind and thoughtful to our friends and we always look out for one another.
Homework & Spelling
English homework comes home on Mondays and is due back on Fridays. Maths homework comes home on Thursdays and is due back on the following Wednesdays. Sometimes homework will be activities on Purple Mash. We have a spelling test every Friday so we need to practise spelling words at home each week; starting with the first 200 high frequency words and then moving onto year 3 spelling words which are handed out with the English homework. We also need to do regular mental Maths practice at home for our mental Maths test (number bonds, times tables etc…) on Thursdays where we work 1:1 with our TA Mrs Cox so that we can progress at our own pace.
Reading is so important for our learning so we need to read every day. We have our own reading diaries to record what reading we have done at home and our teacher will write in them when she listens to us read in class. We need to have our diaries in school every day. We get to enjoy sustained silent reading sessions 4 times per week and we listen to our teacher reading our class novel to us.
Things to Remember
We need to have our PE Kit in school on Mondays and Thursdays. However, it is best if we have a kit available on our pegs all week in case the timetable needs to change. In addition, we need to have our recorder and music bags in school on Thursdays.