Welcome to St Anne Class!
We are a class of year 3 pupils in the Lower Key Stage 2 part of the school.
Our teacher is: Mrs Brackenbury
Our teaching assistant is: Mrs Din
Last year, we adopted a curriculum which is published by Cornerstones. English and all foundation subjects: History, Geography, Art, DT and Music are taught through our termly theme. Cornerstones will provide our children with a good level of challenge, giving them opportunities to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding across the full range of National Curriculum subjects.
Year 3 will experience 3 Imaginative Learning Projects in a year. Each individual project is split into sections, which see children progress through four stages of learning: Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. We are confident that our curriculum will instill a curiosity and love of learning/school in our children. It will help them maintain their well-being and provide opportunities for each of them to achieve their full potential.
Our Term 3 & 4 Topic
Over the year, the children will learn many things through our projects and our topic for terms 3 and 4 is, 'Rocks, Relics and Rumbles.' Children will develop their knowledge of the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties, investigate soil and fossils and delve into the work of Mary Anning. St. Anne will have the opportunity to use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude and a compass to learn about the cardinal and intercardinal points. They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.
P.E days are on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Please ensure your child brings their PE kit to change into on these days.
Children may need jogging bottoms if we are outside as the weather changes. Children must be able to take out their ear rings before the lesson and are responsible for looking after these. If your child is unable to remove their ear rings, they must come to school with tape on their ears or you can show your child how to apply the tape themselves before the lesson.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday.
There will be a maths, literacy, spelling and reading task for the children to complete. Homework should be returned to school by the following Friday. In addition to this, children will have a weekly spelling test every Wednesday based on the spellings sent home the previous week. Below are the common exception words that year 3/4 children should be able to spell by the end of LKS2. Furthermore, children are expected to read their book, sent home from school, and to practice their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables every night. Children can practice the recall of their times tables on Times Table Rock Stars whereby homework will be set each week. To access TTRS, children only need to input their Accelerated Reader logins.
Please remember to look at your Knowledge Organisers each night at home and quiz your child on the different interesting facts on both sides! The information on these sheets should be easily recalled by the children once the topic is completed. Children may also wish to extend their learning beyond the knowledge organiser if they have a specific interest in the topic. Please use the knowledge organiser as a starting point for any extra study.
The knowledge organiser for our current topic, 'Through the Ages', will be sent home with your children.
St Anne class are expected to follow the school’s Golden Rules at all times and are encouraged and rewarded for being ‘green to go’.
The Golden Rules are:
- We respect and follow our school values.
- We work hard to achieve and shine brightly.
- We listen carefully and follow instructions.
- We are kind, gentle. inclusive and supportive.
- We look after property.
- We are safe and honest so everyone can enjoy school.
If, after a reminder, a child continues to break a rule, their name will be moved on our class traffic lights. Each colour (yellow, orange and red) has a number of possible consequences, such as loss of play time. If a child has to move their name, they given the opportunity to earn their way back to green by sticking to the golden rules and showing “green to go” behaviour.
Rewards and Prizes
The children are rewarded in class by getting stickers, sweets or awards for following the Golden rules or for producing beautiful work. Green to Go Star of the week, Maths Star of the week and Literacy Star of the week are nominated and rewarded during class praise assembly on a Friday morning. The year 3 children can also receive a whole class reward each term! The children choose a treat and, working as a class, they aim to collect a number of jewels to open the treasure chest lying under the sea and receive their reward. This term the children have voted to watch a Disney film with popcorn and sweets!
If your child is registered with the school as having specific special learning needs, please look at the home learning links to meet their requirements attached to this link. Thank you.