Year 3 2022 - 2023
I enjoy teaching and like to offer exciting and engaging themes to help with children's learning. I am keen to involve children in P.E. activities and competitions throughout the year. I am a FA level 1 football coach and run the school football club.
Outside school some of my interests include playing badminton, DIY and learning to water ski as well as looking after my two children.
Welcome to KS2 and Year 3.
Year 3 should be a fun place to be for you with lots of exciting projects and activities to do. From lots of P.E to studying rocks and crumbling, you will soon become used to KS2! It will be great to be back and have a class full of children. The classroom was recently decorated during the first lockdown in wonderful colours with a new reading corner. It's actually the best classroom in the school now (Well I think it is!).
This half term we will be reading 'Kidnap on the Canal' by George Buchanan (ISBN 0-7496-3540-1). Tom doesn't mind helping Captain Monk on his barge for an afternoon. That is until Captain Monk conveniently forgets to let him return to his family's barge at night. As they travel further north, Tom wonders if he will ever see his family again. The book reinforces and teaches valuable elements of the Year 3 curriculum. We may even take a trip to the Ellesmere Boat Museum!
We will be continuing 'Engineering' which relates to the 'Engineering Habits of Mind' (EHoM). This will be linked with other curriculum areas thus making learning more relevant and meaningful. There will be lots of fun and exciting things to do! We might even work with year 4 on some projects!
Homework will consist of maths, English, EducationCity and spelling/phonics as well as reading and doing Times Table Rock Stars.
I am looking forward to teaching your children this term and excited about all they have to offer.
Renaissance Link for reading:
Alongside all of this, we are very much aware of the importance of ensuring the children are happy, safe and secure in school and to help us do this, we will be following our Hearts and Minds curriculum. More information about our Hearts and Minds curriculum and our weekly Hearts and Mind planning can be found using this link: Hearts and Minds.
Continuing the learning journey at home……
If you are having to isolate, please note that there is work on Seesaw should you be able to do it. We hope you are ok and sorry that you are having to isolate in these difficult times. There are activities on EducationCity as well. Let the school know if you don't have access to Seesaw asap.
Monday 28th November 2022
Maths: Assessment week. We will be doing Maths test this week.
English: Assessment week. We will be doing English tests this week. Comprehension and SPAG.
P.E: Tuesday we will be football with Crewe Alex and Friday will be swimming.
Science: We will be studing forces and investigating friction and investigating magnets. We will be investigating the poles of magnets and compasses.
History: We will start finding out about where canals are and the local area.
Computing: We will learn how to program a crumble.
Art: We will be starting to find out about Clarice Cliff who was born in Tunstal in 1899.
Homework: Given out Wednesday and in on Monday.
Don't forget to visit our Think Like an Engineer website regularly to see what we're all busy doing: