St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Lidgett Lane, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 2QD

Year Three

In our class we enjoy learning about a variety of  topics and developing skills across all curriculum subjects.  Our daily RE, Maths and English learning form the core of our timetable and help us make links to our other subjects and provide the foundations we need to build on.

Maths Meetings

Every morning at 8.45am we will begin our day with maths meetings, during this time we will practise lots of interesting maths facts and consolidate our knowledge and understanding of: place value, days of the week, months of the year, number bonds, table facts, fractions, measurements , telling the time

 A prompt start to the day is really important so that our maths meetings can begin on time.

Learning

We have already had a busy time this half term, with the visit from Warburtons teaching us about healthy eating, the history of bread and sandwich making.  We’ve also enjoyed the dance and drama workshop for World Book Day where we recreated scenes from Dr Seuss’s book The Lorax.

This half terms topic is, ‘How things work’.  With a focus on bread and how it’s made.  We have investigated flour production and all of the wonderful things that can be made with a simple bag of flour and hope to have go at baking some delicious treats for our families before the end of term.

We have really enjoyed learning to swim this term and have all developed our confidence in the water over the past 10 weeks, many of us going from complete non-swimmers to confident independent swimmers.

We have also covered the topics of: Timeline Treasures: The Stone Age,  Be Inspired: Shackleton; Around the World – Italy. We are really looking forward to our geography topic in summer 1 and our art topic in Summer 2. Class story time is a really important time of our school day and we have enjoyed a range of books as a class and are currently enjoying The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.

Reading

All children have a book that they can read at home. Where children are still on the Read, Write Inc. programme, this is a decodable book, which they can read aloud confidently as it only includes the sounds that they have already learnt.  Once the children are fluent readers, they are encouraged to read one of the great books from the book corner in the classroom closely matched to the lexile level they are reading at.

Homework

Reading is the main focus for our all our children and we would ask all our families to spend time each evening reading a great bedtime story to your child as this is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. 

Homework is set on a Thursday and returned the following Tuesday for marking. Homework includes daily reading, spelling and table fact practise.

Exciting Events

In the Autumn term we are looking forward to an exciting visit from a theatre company, a whole school visit to the pantomime in December and storytelling session from the library.

Further details about these will be sent home shortly.

Get in Touch

As your child’s class teacher, it is my aim to work in partnership with parents to provide and excellent experience for your child. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions whatsoever. The best way to do this is to see me in the playground after school, send a message via ClassDojo or to telephone school to arrange an appointment on 01909 550123.