Welcome to the Kestrels!
Hello and welcome to the Kestrels! We are a Year 3 class of 28 children. Miss Baker is our class teacher and our teaching assistants are Mrs. Roberts and Mr. Aust.
We are so excited to welcome you back! We have such a fun-packed year ahead of us and we can't wait to continue on our EPIC learning journey.
This year you can stay updated by following us on Classdojo where we will be posting regularly to our page! We will also be using Teams this year.
During Term 4 we will continue to operate under staggered start and end times. For Year 3 this means a start time of 8:50 and a pickup time of 3:10. The pickup time on Fridays will be 1:10.
During Term 4 P.E. will be every Tuesday and Thursday. Please come to school in your P.E. kit. Make sure you have warm clothing as these lessons will take place outside wherever possible.
Homework is an important part of learning in Year 3 and will be given out every Wednesday on Teams. It is expected that homework is returned by the following Tuesday. The work set will be based on topics we have covered during the week. You can expect to receive a maths task, a grammar task, a spelling task and a set of spellings each week. You may also receive a research task that is linked to our topic. All necessary login details will be sent home in the children's homework books.
In Kestrels we need to read our reading books at home every night. Books will be changed once a week from a selection of books within the classroom. We also have Reading VIPERS and Book Talk Sessions each week. These sessions provide an opportunity to develop our reading comprehension skills.
Each term we will promote one of the 6 Rs – being ready, responsible, resilient, reflective, resourceful and respectful. Our focus in Term 4 is on being responsible.
In English, we will be using Jane Considine's three zones of writing to explore and write non-fiction newspaper articles. These articles will be linked to our Science topic focusing on animals including humans. For our class read, the Kestrels will read The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.
In Maths, we will be continuing with the Power Maths scheme. We will begin to learn about money, statistics, length and fractions. The Kestrels will also continue to work on becoming Times Table Rockstars!
In Science, we will be exploring animals including humans. We will examine different dietary requirements and the purpose and use of the skeleton and muscles.
This term in Art, we will be using animals as our inspiration. We will work towards producing a typography-based piece of artwork in the shape of an animal.
In ICT we will begin to learn about collecting, analysing and presenting data. We will also work towards improving our skills on Microsoft Word.
In RE the Kestrels will learn all about Good Friday and the event surrounding this day.
Don't forget to visit Kids' Zone. Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!