Welcome to Year 3!
Our class teacher is Mr Atkin. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Beck.
In Year 3, we have a strong focus on speaking and listening and include this in all our subjects. This encourages the children to listen and give their opinions. We use Talk for Writing which involves exploring a text using questions, creating story maps and then applying what we know to create our own story using some elements of the learnt story.
In maths we focus on using concrete, pictorial and abstract ways of learning. Concrete involves using a range of resources so that the children can physically see what is happening with the numbers. Pictorial is the next step and involves drawing pictures to represent numbers and helping the children to remember the resources used from the concrete point of learning. The Abstract approach is then using written methods to answer questions. The children work with a partner to answer the questions and to prove the answers to one another. We use questions like: How do you know that? Can you prove it? What would happen if?
In our reading time we look at texts which link to our English and topic work. This encourages the children to make connections across the subjects which is a vital skill.
Some of the other things we get up to in school and really enjoy include;
Doing dance with our dance teacher, Kirsty
Going to do gymnastics and using amazing equipment including high bars, the beams, sprung floor and vaults.
We are also looking forward to going swimming during the summer term.