Pilgrim's Way

Pilgrims Way Primary
Village Acedemy

Year 3 Pufferfish & Orca

Welcome to Year 3. This year the two classes are Pufferfish (Miss Elvy) and Orca (Mrs Bawn).

Our topic for this term (until Christmas) is, 'Deadly 60', which is about dangerous and poisonous animals around the world. We are focusing on map reading skills, animal habitats and fieldwork skills, including using compasses.

In Maths, the main skills we will be focusing on are: place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and measurement. We are now starting to use column methods for these.

In English, the main genres will be: fables, plays, recounts, instructions (giving directions) and limericks. Please feel free to link home reading to these areas; do not feel that it always has to be your child's school reading book which you are sharing.

As previously, a huge part of reading and writing will be a focus on grammar, punctuation and spelling skills. The children will continue to practise using a both regular and irregular verbs in different tenses. The use of speech in writing, and paragraphs for clarity, will also be developed. If you would like a lower key stage 2 spelling list please feel free to ask.

Our PE and Forest School time is on Tuesday afternoon. Children will need to have a full PE kit in school (including a change of footwear). Ear rings cannot be worn for PE. For Forest School children are able to bring in a change of comfortable, old clothes and suitable footwear. (Obviously this will become muddy and somewhat tatty).Children will be given the opportunity to get changed in school, so do not need to come in dressed in these clothes.

Homework, (closely linked to the week's learning) will be set on a Friday. It will need to be returned by the following Thursday. This weekly homework is in addition to the daily reading and times table practice. (Please focus on the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 tables). 

Rewards this year will be dojo points. These will be collected over the course of a week, with the child earning the greatest number receiving a prize on the Friday. 

With many thanks for your support,

 

Miss Elvy and Mrs Bawn