Welcome to Owl Class
Owls’ Classroom Staff
Class Teachers: Miss Parkash
Class Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hayden and Mr Ridgway
Throughout the year we will have three Quests that our learning will be linked to.
Our Autumn term Quest is....
This Is Me!
A celebration of who we are.
Have a look at the Quest overview below to see what we will be learning in each subject this term.
To see the methods we use in maths, please see the calculation policy below.
Meet the teacher
Please see above for the Meet the Teacher powerpoint detailing all the necessary information.
Reading at home
The children should be reading at home everyday to practice their decoding skills and comprehension.
Children on the Read, Write Inc programme will take home two books weekly based on their reading in class. They can also pick any book from the book box to take home to encourage reading for pleasure. These books can be read to them, read by them or read as a family.
Once the children have finished Read, Write Inc their reading will be assessed and they will take home a book band book. The final colour will be lime books. After this the children are 'free readers' and can choose from any of the book band books or free reading books (which are labelled Y3). These books are new this year so we will be reminding the children to take great care of them.
We will also be visiting the school library once a week, where the children can choose a book as long as they remember to return their previous book. Day of the week to be confirmed.
Please record the children's reading of school books in the reading diaries. The diaries will be collected in on Fridays and Mr Ridgway will counting up how many times the children have read. To encourage the children to read at home we will have some prizes available which we will launch with the children soon.
The children will be given one piece of homework a week which will alternate between maths and English. These assignments will be set and handed in via Teams.
The children will also have weekly spelling tests. The children will go through the spellings in class on Fridays ready to be tested the following week. The spelling lists will be available on Teams and the children will need to practice them at home.
Our PE days will be Monday and Wednesday. However there could be additional slots or changes to the timetable so the children will need their PE kit in school everyday. PE kits are kept on their pegs. If your child has their ears pierced they will need to take their earrings out themselves or not wear them on PE days.
For birthdays this year, we ask that if children would like to celebrate their birthdays with the class, instead of bringing in sweets and chocolates, grown-ups can donate a picture book that can be shared with the class. Below are some ideas, but feel free to choose your own!
Year 3 book wish list
- Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
- The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin
- Flyntlock Bones – The Eye of Mogdrod by Derek Keilty
- This Bee is not Afraid of Me edited by Fran Long and Isabel Galleymore
- Small Worlds: Earth by Lara Hawthorne and Camilla De La Bedoyere
- The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson
- StoryWorlds: A Moment in Time: A Perpetual Picture Atlas by Thomas Hegbrook
- The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka