DREAM BIG IN YEAR 3!
Welcome to Class HA
A great big welcome to WJS and to life in Year 3.
Spring 2 Year 3 – Operation Yeti
In this half term, Year 3 will be hunting for the YETI. This gives us the chance to improve our mapping skills when we research mountainous areas on different continents. Our focus is the Himalayas and Mount Everest. Not only will we be looking at survival and safety, but we will be finding out how mountains are created too!
In English we will be reading adventure stories, finding their features and then writing extracts of our own adventure story – you can guess there maybe a Yeti or two in there! Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt will be changed when Year 3 create their own e-book Yeti Hunt! This involves looking at the structure of the poem, adjectives and the performance of the final poem.
Our main focus in Science we will be revisiting rocks and solis including how volcanoes are formed. We will also be investigating insulators and keeping liquids and ourselves warm. The focus will be on our scientific skills and how to complete scientific write ups with a prediction, diagram, method, results and a conclusion.
PE will be Tag Rugby skills such as passing backwards, throwing and catching the ball. In French we will be learning about the weather. We hope to be able to use the green screen to create a weather forecast just like on the television and some of us will try and complete the forecast in French. In RE we will be looking at living life as a Christian and finding out more about the books in the Bible as well as prayer.
Finally, we have an expedition to Hylands Park to show off our survival and tracking skills! Maybe we might even find the Yeti…
Mrs Ashton has taught at Writtle for a while and has now taught in each year group. Her favourite school subjects are English, Science and Art.
She loves walking on the beach and really enjoys being by the sea.
Mrs Ashton enjoys art and crafty activities, she can often be found with a paintbrush, glue stick or piece of tissue paper in her hand.
Her other favourite hobbies are baking, shopping, and enjoying afternoon tea! She loves books and enjoys catching up with what is new in the bookshop!
She is looking after design and technology this year and RE and plans out our topics as Curriculum Leader.
Mrs Lofthouse and Mr Terry
Some of you will already know Mrs Lofthouse, she is working with us in HA in the mornings especially in Maths and English. In the afternoons Mrs Lofthouse will change roles and be supporting us with reading and spelling interventions.
Mr Terry is joing us at Writtle and his first class at the school will be HA. He is looking forward to joining us and wants you to find out about his favourite hobbies.
Mrs Robinson is our PE coach at school and will be working with us for one session a week. She is brilliant in teaching Rugby and all kinds of sports, she can help prepare us all for the 2020 Olympics!
She also loves a sporting competion so could be training you to compete in cross country, gymnastics, athletics or a multitude of other sporting challenges.
Mr Sills is a musical wizard! He will be seeing us on a Thursday for one session in the first half term. A little bird has told us there will be something different happening with Year 3 music this year for you to try....... what could it be?
Extra Information: See below.
Monday - spelling test including intervention groups
Tuesday - new spellings from Mrs Ashton and Mrs Lofthouse
Thursday - Maths and topic/ English to be handed in the following Monday
Homework diary to be handed in each Monday morning or whenever there is a note from home.
Each night children can complete spelling work or reading up to a maximum of 20 mins. Please record this in the homework diary.
Please ensure your PE kit is in school with you.
KIT LIST: INDOOR - Black / Navy Shorts, Plimsolls and White Top
OUTDOOR - Jogging bottoms, white top, trainers and a hoodie - black, blue or navy.
Session 1 with Mrs Robinson and Mrs Ashton
Session 2: with Mrs Cookson
With Mr Sills
|READING AND ADDITIONAL ADULTS:||
Mrs Stemp - Monday morning reading
Mrs Roberts - Thursday morning reading and spelling