Welcome to Year 3
Class Teacher: Mr Tom Watts
We believe reading is essential to your child’s learning at Shaldon and we encourage our children to read (and be read to) at home on a regular basis. As your child moves into Key Stage Two, knowing their multiplication facts (times tables) becomes increasingly important. To help your child memorise these, we will be using TT Rockstars, an online app, to make the process more enjoyable. Lastly, we will be informally testing the children on a small number of spellings on a weekly basis so a short amount of time practising these words with your child would be appreciated.
Class 3 will have PE three times a week with our specialist PE teacher Miss Young. This will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please make sure your child’s PE bag is in school on these days. It is important that all items are clearly labelled to ensure that nothing goes missing. We advise that, unless PE kit needs a wash, it is kept at school as a spare set of clothes or in case time allows for other exercise on Thursdays and Fridays.
Learning in the Autumn Term
This term, we will be answering the question ‘why do people choose to explore?’ by looking at the exploits of the Vikings. Our learning will be based around improving our historical enquiry skills, enabling the children to become more independent researchers and learners whilst thinking critically about different points of view on past events. With our understanding of how different people see things in different ways, we hope to persuade you all about the wonders of the new world.