The Year 3 team are busy setting up class blogs on Purple Mash to help us keep in touch while school closures are in place. Log in details are in reading diaries.
Children will need to select the 'Sharing' tab, followed by 'Shared Blogs' and then their class blog as shown below:
We're looking forward to checking in with you all regularly!
Welcome to Year 3!
The Year 3 Teaching Team are:
Mrs Emma Weston (Year Group Leader)
Mrs Toni McMillan
Mrs Mary Purchase
Mrs Katie Cotton (maths group teacher)
The Year 3 Support Team are:
Mrs Jackie Gilbert (Teaching Assistant)
Miss Emma Parker (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Trish Whitt (1:1 Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Tina Quinlan (1:1 Teaching Assistant)
Terms 1 & 2: Pyramid Plot
Term 3: Amazing Me
Term 4: An African Adventure
Terms 5 & 6: Let Battle Commence
Year 3 is an exciting time for our children as they bridge the gap between Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. They become more confident learners, with a greater emphasis on increasing their independence.
The children will begin to move onto the Renaissance reading scheme this year, which allows the children to choose their own reading book from an appropriate range for their ability. The main focus is on their understanding of the book read. Their teacher (or Teaching Assistant) will judge when they are ready to take the online ‘quiz’ which assesses their understanding. We welcome your support in encouraging the children NOT to rush ahead with their quizzes as this usually leads to disappointment when their score is low.
After five successful ‘quizzes’ (85% or above) the children progress to the next stage of books. After each successful quiz (scoring 85% or more), the children receive a raffle ticket which is entered into the end of term draw we hold each half-term.
Whilst most children join the Renaissance scheme, others will use the Rising Stars scheme until they are reader for Renaissance. This also allows the children to choose their own book from an appropriate ability range. The only difference is that the quizzes can be found in the back of the book. Raffle tickets are awarded on the same basis as for those using Renaissance.