Welcome to Y3AG
We would like to start by saying a huge welcome to year3! We hope you had a fantastic transition week and enjoyed it as much as we did. We can’t wait to see everyone again in year 3, and are looking forward to a fun and challenging year ahead.
This half term we will be looking at our theme, ‘Hocus Pocus’. The children will be learning about the ancient Mayan civilisation, witches wizards sorcery and magic. In science we will be learning about how our ears work and the different states of matter, exploring our topics through observation and experiment. As our theme runs across the whole of the Autumn term this year, we have several class reading books including; Alice in Wonderland, The Last Alchemist and The Story of the Chocolate Tree.
We are very fortunate this year to have our own library in school where the children can borrow books and take them home to enjoy with their family and friends to develop a love of reading. The children can borrow the books for a maximum of 14 days but they can return the book and it can be reissued on the same day for them to borrow it again if they haven’t quite finished it. As well as children enjoying a library they will also have a reading book and diary to take home and enjoy. The children’s book will support their phonic knowledge and comprehension skills so that they can read 90% of the book independently. We will be monitoring the children’s reading regularly to see how often they read at home, and children will climb the reading ladder in class as they read more and more. Hopefully, we will see all of our children to the top before the end of the year!
Your child will participate in 2 PE lessons per week and we would really appreciate it if your child could bring their PE kit to school on Monday and take it home on Friday then it will save any confusion if for any reason the PE times change due to unforeseen circumstances. Currently PE is on a Tuesday morning with myself, and Thursday morning with Club Doncaster. One of these sessions will be outdoor each week, so we do ask that your children bring appropriate indoor and outdoor clothing.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Gough, Mrs Gregory and Mrs Clegg.