We are delighted to welcome children, parents and carers to Year 3 and Key Stage 2. It is sure to be an amazing year with lots of fun and learning. This term we are looking in-depth at a science enquiry in which we will be exploring light and sound. To engage the children further we are linking the enquiry into this terms class book The Tin Forest .
We are fortunate that the children will also be joined in class by Mrs Philips, who, as many of you already know, is a highly experienced LSA, if I am not available Mrs Philips will be able to assist you with most of your queries. We can understand that the children may be naturally apprehensive but they are a lovely class and will support each other.
There will be a few changes for the children in KS2 but we expect that they will very quickly get in to the swing of things. One of the changes for the parents is that you will no longer accompany the children in to class in the morning, we appreciate that this can be difficult for a few, but our experience is that we very quickly learn this new routine. There will be an opportunity to speak to either myself or Mrs Philips in the morning, however if you need a longer conversation it is always better to meet after school or at a convenient time for you.
Term 1 – Learning with others
We will be exploring our team building skills this term. Our class I cans are;
- I can own up when I am in the wrong and say sorry.
- I can make suggestions when working in a group about how to achieve the goal.
- I can carry out a role I have been given in a group activity
Dates for the Diary
- 11th September – Meet the Teacher
- 19th September – Spanish Day
- 24th September – Harvest Food Collection Week
- October – Diversity month
- 2nd October – School photos
- 26th October – Diversity Food Fayre
How do we hear? What is a light source? How can we bounce a beam of light?
We will be encouraging the children to come up with their own ideas and theories to test over the coming term, and hopefully they will discover for themselves the answers to these and many other questions.
This is Year 3 making jungle collages.
Displays and Children’s Work
Take a look at some of our work and sometimes us in the classroom. You are always welcome to come into school and take a closer look. You can see from the displays in our classrooms the variety of topics we cover. As the year progresses, the displays change. By July, you will be able to see the whole range of subjects we have covered. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.